[Letter] 1789 June 24, Hickory Grove [to] Col[onel] Benj[ami]n Cleavland, Franklin County, [Georgia] / Elijah Clarke

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter] 1789 June 24, Hickory Grove [to] Col[onel] Benj[ami]n Cleavland, Franklin County, [Georgia] / Elijah Clarke
Creator:
Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799
Date of Original:
1789-06-24
Subject:
Creek Indians--Treaties
Creek Indians--Government relations
Creek Indians--Claims against
People:
Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799--Correspondence
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
reports
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
Letter dated June 24, 1789 from Elijah Clarke to Colonel Benjamin Cleavland (also Cleveland, Cleaveland) in Franklin County, Georgia. Clarke informs Cleaveland that he has recently left Augusta where it is expected that a treaty will soon be concluded with the Creeks. He notes that Creek leader Alexander McGillivray is believed to be en route with over two thousand Indians. Clarke also comments that the Creeks were dissatisfied with not having received a talk from the Americans in some time. He further remarks that horses were stolen recently from the Oconee River area and alleges that Creeks are responsible.
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:
ecl001
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ecl001
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ecl001#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ecl001/presentation/manifest.json
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Elijah Clarke, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Extent:
3 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Elijah Clarke, box N/A, folder N/A, document 01.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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Hickory grove
June 24th 89
Dear Sir)
I left Augusta on Sunday last. the Governor had every assurance of the [there] being a Treaty that McGillivrey was coming on with at least two Thousand Indians. the commisioner [commissioner] was then gone. on. & every provision on our side was prepard. [prepared] the reason they assign for doing thir [their] late mischief, was that we had neglected sending any talk for a considerable time & they expected we were preparing for war. But since they [illegible text] receivd. [received] this last talk they appear


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to be sorry & much wish for peace but I think the prospects appear rather gloomy. as their has lately [added text: been ] several horses stolen & one Indian seen and the sign of many more neare [near] the Okone. Nothing more of moment so conclud [conclude]

your Hble Servt. [Humble Servant]
[Signed] Elijah Clarke
NB [Nota Bene] I expect to set out for the Treaty in a few days. If any thing should appear like their not being a Treaty I shall amidiately [immediately] acquaint you & all the frontiers I am Dr. --





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E [Elijah] Clark

Col. Benjn. [Benjamin] Cleavland Franklin County
Hnrd [Honored] by Mr Willborn

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