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TITLE
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Regarding War Office Postage Charges
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_II_10
DATE OF IMAGE
1819
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5510
KEYWORDS
letters
army
accounts
military
postal service
Letter to Soirle Macdonald Regarding War Office Postage Charges

This letter dated 5 June 1819 is from military agent, D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. Stoddart is sending Macdonald several affidavits in a new format to reduce postage as free postage for correspondence to and from the War Office is to be withdrawn.

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 Regarding War Office Postage Charges

1810s

letters; army; accounts; military; postal service

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 5 June 1819 is from military agent, D. Stoddart, Cleveland Row, London, to Lieut. Soirle Macdonald. Stoddart is sending Macdonald several affidavits in a new format to reduce postage as free postage for correspondence to and from the War Office is to be withdrawn.<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