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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald re Death of Military Agent (front)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_06
DATE OF IMAGE
1818
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5498
KEYWORDS
letters
army
pensions
accounts
military
Letter to Soirle Macdonald re Death of Military Agent (front)

This letter dated 26 March 1818 is from D. Stoddart, 2 Cleveland Row, London, to Soirle Macdonald. As a result of the death of Macdonald's military agent, James Fraser, Stoddart informs Macdonald that no withdrawals can be made at present. He offers his services as agent in Fraser's place. A postscript on the reverse advises that Fraser had appointed Stoddart as sole executor. Stoddart asks Macdonald for instructions to enable a Power of Attorney to be sent. In this way, Macdonald can receive his pay.

Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.

The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001


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Letter to Soirle Macdonald re Death of Military Agent (front)

1810s

letters; army; pensions; accounts; military

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 26 March 1818 is from D. Stoddart, 2 Cleveland Row, London, to Soirle Macdonald. As a result of the death of Macdonald's military agent, James Fraser, Stoddart informs Macdonald that no withdrawals can be made at present. He offers his services as agent in Fraser's place. A postscript on the reverse advises that Fraser had appointed Stoddart as sole executor. Stoddart asks Macdonald for instructions to enable a Power of Attorney to be sent. In this way, Macdonald can receive his pay.<br /> <br /> Captain Soirle Macdonald emigrated to North Carolina from Skye in 1771 and settled in Anson County. He served as a Loyalist during the American War of Independence after which he settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He returned to Skye c1792 where he lived until he was over 90. He left a young widow who was still living at Feaul, Kilmuir in 1886, when she had reached the age of 100.<br /> <br /> The document is part of the JLM Mitchell Archive of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Sheriff James Lachlan Martin Mitchell (b. 13 June 1929) was a native of Inverness and son of well-known doctor, Lachlan Mitchell. He was appointed full-time sheriff in Edinburgh in 1978 and served there until his retirement in 1995. He died on 26 November 2001 <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service