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Title Letter [manuscript]: Athens, Ga., to William McCay, Northumberland, Pa., 1836 May 22
Author McCay, Charles Francis (1810-1889)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 22, 1836, letter from Charles F. McCay in Athens, Ga., to his uncle, William McCay, in Northumberland, Pa., regarding the "present Indian war" in Florida and Georgia. McCay reviews and criticizes Gen. Winfield Scott’s Florida campaign against the Seminoles, comments on the origin of that war, discusses the causes of the Creek "disturbance" in Georgia, and notes that the ratification of the Cherokee removal treaty may also spur that tribe to fight.
Names McCay, William; Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)
Places Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, United States
Keywords government, government relations, war, warfare, army, armed forces, military, Second Seminole War, Creek War, Indian Policy, Indian removal, treaty
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Mathemetician and actuary. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, McCay taught mathematics at the University of Georgia in Athens (1833-1853) and at South Carolina College, where he also became president (1853-1857). He is known for his pioneering work in the development of actuarial tables.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 539
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue