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TITLE
Letter of Appeasement to Colonel McDaniel, 1776
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D928_A_I_12
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5539
KEYWORDS
American War of Independence
letters
colonies
Letter of Appeasement to Colonel McDaniel, 1776

This letter dated 8 July 1776 was sent as an offer of appeasement to Colonel McDaniel at the Highland settlement, North Carolina, from GG Cowell, regiment leader at the camp at Cherraws (Cheraws), South Carolina. Cowell has been given orders to assure the colonists of 'the friendly disposition of the British government towards them'. He goes on to report that the colony 'laments the unhappy mistake that some of your people were lately drawn into and the dreadful consequence that followed'. He finishes by requesting three of four of the settlement representatives visit him in order to restore good relations.

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 of Appeasement to Colonel McDaniel, 1776

1770s

American War of Independence; letters; colonies

Highland Archive Centre

Sheriff JLM Mitchell (documents)

This letter dated 8 July 1776 was sent as an offer of appeasement to Colonel McDaniel at the Highland settlement, North Carolina, from GG Cowell, regiment leader at the camp at Cherraws (Cheraws), South Carolina. Cowell has been given orders to assure the colonists of 'the friendly disposition of the British government towards them'. He goes on to report that the colony 'laments the unhappy mistake that some of your people were lately drawn into and the dreadful consequence that followed'. He finishes by requesting three of four of the settlement representatives visit him in order to restore good relations.<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