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Title The following interrogatory’s were put by the governor to Mr. Timothy Barnard [manuscript]: which produced the following answers: questionnaire, 1786 July 6
Author Barnard, Timothy (1745-1820)
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Questionnaire asking for information on recent Creek hostilities in Georgia, prepared by Gov. Edward Telfair and completed by Timothy Barnard, July 6, 1786. Barnard cites Alexander McGillivray, a powerful and pro-British Creek leader who opposed earlier U.S.-Creek land cession treaties and who had ties with Spanish East Florida, as the instigator of the hostilities. Barnard also comments on Creek arms sources and stockpiles, and notes that most depradations have been committed by Creeks residing in the Upper Towns.
Names McGillivray, Alexander (c.1740-1793); Telfair, Edward (c.1735-1807)
Places Augusta, Georgia, United States
Keywords attack, weapon, land cession, war
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Timothy Barnard was an interpreter and messenger for the state of Georgia and trader after the Revolution in the Lower Towns of the Creek Nation. Father of Timpoochee Barnard, a Yucchi chief who sided with the whites during the Creek War of 1813-1814.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 55
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue