Letter, 1793 Sept. 8 [to] Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia / Maj[o]r Gen[era]l John Twiggs

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Letter, 1793 Sept. 8 [to] Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia / Maj[o]r Gen[era]l John Twiggs
Twiggs, John, fl. 1793
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Indians of North America--Claims against
Georgia. Militia
United States, Georgia, Greene County, 33.57878, -83.16666
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This document is a letter from Major General John Twiggs to Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia (1789-1793), dated September 8, 1793. Twiggs informs the governor of recent alleged attacks by unnamed Indians on the inhabitants of Greene County, Georgia. Twiggs reports that a party pursued the Indians but were forced to halt and that a block house is desired for the protection of this frontier. Further, Twiggs relays information regarding the "gallant" behavior of Captain Stokes who pursued and killed three Indians and confiscated their weapons. He refers to an extract and an affidavit, neither of which are enclosed.
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.
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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
3 pages/leaves
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Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, C. Mildred Thompson, box 01, folder 12, document 01.
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8th. September 1793
I have recevd [received] a letter from General Irwin, which I have sent you an Extract. the Indians Cam [Came] to a Mr. Cribs in Green County and- Plundered his hous [house] of a number of articles, and to a Mr. Hills and took and distroyed [destroyed] every thing in his hous [house], and took of [off] out of the Neighbourhood [Neighborhood] 10 head of horses-
Colo [Colonel] Milton persued [pursued] them as Over the oakemulgees, the waters being So very high made it dificult [difficult] to follow aney [any] farder [farther], the Inhabitant below [illegible text] bluff Near Colo [Colonel] Pughs dont think themselves Secure with out a Block hous [house] and a guard Established there,
I have Inclosed [Enclosed] you

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an affidavid [affidavit] of the galent behavour [gallant behavior] of Capt Stokes in Persuing [Pursuing] of the Indians as far as the Oakemulgees- and from the acct [account] he must have killed three of them and recovered his horses and one of theres [theirs] and three Rifles and one Shot Gun, [deleted text: belonging to ] Mr. McGee has Brought three Expresses from General Irwin thirteen day in all and a Mr Far fours days with an Express from General Irwin, which your Excellency will be discharge Mr McGee will [unclear text: Recept. ] for [illegible text] to Deliver to General Irwin

Sir I am your Excellencys Hml. [Humble] Servant
[Signed] John Twiggs

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His Excellency Edward Telfair Governor of Georgia --

Majr Genl [Major General] Twiggs

8 Septmr [September] 1793
Order taken 9th instant


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