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Title Letter [manuscript]: to the kings, head men and warriors of the Creek Nation, [1785 or 1786]
Author Elbert, Samuel (1740-1788)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Undated communication with the Creek Nation, written by Samuel Elbert during his term as governor of Georgia (1785-1786), regarding peace, the opening of trade, and the setting of a boundary line between the state of Georgia and the nation. Elbert reports that he has appointed three men to join with individuals appointed by the tribe to physically mark the line. He also promises that Georgians trespassing across the marked boundary will be "made examples of".
Places Georgia, United States
Keywords land tenure, trespassing, government relations, governor, peace, trade, US War of Independence
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 318
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue