Governor Charles J. McDonald letters

Governor Charles J. McDonald letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1839-1843 : McDonald).
Creator: McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860
Title: Governor Charles J. McDonald letters
Dates: 1840-1845
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder coused with minor collections MS 914, MS 915, MS 917)
Abstract:The collection consists of two letters written by Georgia Governor Charles J. McDonald. The first is dated March 14, 1840 and is addressed to Mississippi Governor A. G. McNutt. It concerns the extradition of David Patton of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, a fugitive charged with murder. The second letter is dated October 30, 1845 and is addressed to Governor B. Fitzpatrick of Alabama authorizing the arrest of certain fugitives in that state.
Coll. Number: ms915(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles J. McDonald was governor of Georgia from 1839-1843. A. G. McNutt was governor of Mississippi from 1838 to 1842. Benjamin Fitzpatrick was governor of Alabama from 1841-1845.

For more information, see the article "Charles McDonald (1793-1860)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Alabama. Governor (1841-1845 : Fitzpatrick). -- Correspondence
Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869 -- Correspondence
Fugitives from justice--Alabama--History--19th century--Sources.
Fugitives from justice--Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Fugitives from justice--Mississippi--History--19th century--Sources.
Georgia. Governor (1839-1843 : McDonald). -- Correspondence
McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860 -- Correspondence
McNutt, Alexander G., (Alexander Gallatin), 1802-1848 -- Correspondence
Mississippi. Governor (1838-1842 : McNutt). -- Correspondence
Patton, David

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Governor Charles J. McDonald letters, MS 915. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, Milledgeville, Georgia to Mississippi Governor A.G. McNutt, 1840 March 14
2Letter, Milledgeville, Georgia to Alabama Governor B. Fitzpatrick, 1845 October 30