Milledgeville 1843 Stampless Cover to Pigeon Roost's Milton Gathright

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Milledgeville 1843 Stampless Cover to Pigeon Roost's Milton Gathright
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This stampless letter sheet was sent on December 28, 1843 from Brown of Midgeville to Mllton H. Gathright of Dahlonega. Cast was '12' as written on the letter sheet. Mr. Brown has been offered lot 466om the 15th district. He has learned that it is a 'fair mining lot' and wants to know it Gathright would be willing to partner with him. He asks Gathright to respond to him at Sanderville.

Milton Gathright, lawyer, was Pigeon Roost and Auraria's great believer. When it was found out that the county seat would go to upstart Dahlonega, Gathright during the 4th of July festivities in 1833 toasted the new government and its new county seat, "Our county site; conceived in sin, brought forth in iniquity, cradled in corruption and located upon destruction," and glasses were held high. However, people left Auraria like rats deserting a sinking ship for Dahlonega. In 1834 after the one newspaper in Auraria had been moved to Dahlonega, Gathright bought the printing press and began his own newspaper titled the "Miners Recorder and Spy in the West". It was printed by lawyer George W Paschal (see cover addressed to him) among others.Gathright was one of the last to go, but he finally hung up his shingle in Dahlonega also.

Date: 1843 Location: Milledgeville, Georgia HWAC# 57443