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Title Letter [manuscript]: Savannah, [Ga.], to Lord George Germaine, [London?, England], 1782 Apr. 6
Author Brown, Thomas (1750-1825)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: April 6, 1782, letter from Thomas Brown to Lord George Germain, British secretary of state for the colonies, reporting on the situation of allied Creeks, Cherokees, and other southern tribes. Brown notes that Indians are employed against the Spanish in West Florida and the rebels on the frontiers, that the Creeks remain loyal, and that the Cherokees are "warmly engaged". Problems, including inter-tribal animosities and disrupted distribution of ammunition and supplies, are mentioned. Brown also informs Germain of the distribution of presents and his withdrawal of funds. Enclosures listed in the letter are lacking.
Names Sackville, Viscount, George Germain (1716-1785); Wright, Governor; Clinton, Sir, Henry
Places Florida, Savannah, Georgia, Ohio, Ohio River, United States
Keywords colonial forces, army, armed forces, Spain, supplies, weapon, war, agent, American loyalist, British Colonialism, British North America, settlement, frontier, Superintendent of Indian Affairs
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Brown was a Revolutionary War loyalist officer and British superintendent-general of Indian affairs in the southern districts of North America during the latter years of the conflict.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 114
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue