Letter, 1789 Oct. 12, Washington County, [Georgia] to George Walton, [Governor of Georgia], A[u]gusta, [Georgia] / Colo[nel] Jared Irwin

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
Letter, 1789 Oct. 12, Washington County, [Georgia] to George Walton, [Governor of Georgia], A[u]gusta, [Georgia] / Colo[nel] Jared Irwin
Creator:
Irwin, Jared, 1750-1818
Date of Original:
1789-10-12
Subject:
Indians of North America--Claims against
Military supplies
People:
Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804--Correspondence
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
Medium:
requisitions
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is a letter dated October 12, 1789 from Colonel Jared Irwin to George Walton, Governor of Georgia (1789), reporting recent conflicts with unnamed Indians in the vicinity of the Oconee River (Georgia). Irwin reports that Indians have allegedly burned settlers' homes and stolen their crops and that many settlers took refuge in a fort, which the Indians later burned as well. Irwin says that they are without ammunition and are therefore relatively defenseless, and he asks the governor to send them some supplies. Irwin was later Governor of Georgia (1796-1798, 1806-1809). Walton's response to this letter, cmt006, also appears on the Southeastern Native American Database.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Local Identifier:
cmt005
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_cmt005
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_cmt005#item
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], C. Mildred Thompson, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, C. Mildred Thompson, box 01, folder 05, document 01.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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Washington County
Octobr.. [October] 12th 1789
Sir
Being No treaty, Mr. Saffold Living Near the Oconey River; on the thurtieth [thirtieth] of Last month Removed his famly [family] and on the fifth Instant The Indians Burnt his house and took off a quantity of Corn, Which much frighted [frightened] the people that was in Captn [Captain] Kemps fort, on the Ninth Instant they Evacuated and on the tenth the Indians Burnt the Fort, By the Sign Supposed to be about fifteen -- Which much alarms the people, Numbers of them have Removed their famlys [families] out of the County, others [unclear text: ar ] Forting with an Intent to wait for the advice and Detarmination [Determination] of your honour [honor] with Respect to Their Situation; Being without ammonation [ammunition] we Can make No kind of Defence [Defense] and hope your honour [honor] Wil [Will] Send a supply; I Should have been with you Tomorrow agreable [agreeable] to appointment had it Not Been for the matters above [deleted text: matters ] Stated

I am with Due Respect your Honours [Honor's] Obt Sevt [Obedient Servant]
[Signed] Jared Irwin
To the Honbl. [Honorable] George Walton Esqr [Esquire]





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Letter
Colo [Colonel] Jared Irwin

12 October 1789

On publick [public] Service

The Honble [Honorable] George Walton Esqr [Esquire] Agusta

Legislature
29th instant
farther Order taken

17 Novem [unclear text: 21 Do ]

Hand by

Indian Depredations

Indian Spoilations [Spoliations]

Legislature

Locations