[Orders], 1838 May 29, New Echota [to] Bri[gadier] Maj[or] W[illia]m P. White[?] / by command of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Floyd

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Orders], 1838 May 29, New Echota [to] Bri[gadier] Maj[or] W[illia]m P. White[?] / by command of Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Floyd
Date of Original:
1838-05-29
Subject:
Cherokee Indians--Relocation
Indian land transfers
Indian prisoners
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
orders (military records)
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
Orders of Brigadier General Floyd dated May 29, 1838 from the middle military district headquarters in New Echota, Georgia to Brigadier Major William (P. White?), Chief of the Staff, instructing Cherokee removal post commanders in the proper procedures for detaining and capturing Cherokees. Floyd specifies the kind and amount of reports that are expected from the commanders. He also discusses the treatment of Cherokee property and the use of Cherokee family members as scouts to ensure that all Cherokee people are captured. Floyd emphasizes that all personnel strictly follow the commands given in Order No. 25.
Digital image of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2000, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Local Identifier:
ivp018
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ivp018
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ivp018#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_ivp018/presentation/manifest.json
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Captain Isaac Vincent Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Extent:
2 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Captain Isaac Vincent Papers, box MS617, folder N/A, document 03.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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Head Quarters Mid Mily [Middle Military] District New Echota
May 29th 1838
Orders
No 8. /
The Commanders of the Posts of the Middle District will immediately report to Brig. Genl. [Brigadier General] Floyd by express; the number of Indians brought in or who have surrendered themselves at their Posts respectively; distinguishing Men, Women, and Children, and such reports will be repeated twice a week as long as the Indians Continue to surrender or are Captured -- Should any extraordinary event occur in Collecting the Indians, it will be reported to the Brig. Genl. [Brigadier General] without the least delay -- The Commanders of the Posts respectively will attend strictly to the instructions Contained in the last Column of the printed order ( No 25 ) of the Commanding General -- The property of the Indians such as hogs, Cattle Corn [deleted text: & ] Fodder &c. [et cetera] which cannot be removed with them, will be attended to for them by agents, appointed by the superintendent of Cherokees emigrating -- The Military will have nothing to do with any Indian property, except such supplies of provisions as may be necessary to their regular Consumption the taking possession of which the instructions in order No 25 referred to above will be particularly observed --
When the Indians of the principal towns or settlements in the Vicinity of [deleted text: [unclear text: town ] ] a Post are Collected, the Commander of such post May


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send out two or three runners to induse [induce] stragglers Come in -- For such purposes the heads of families will be selected, their families remaining as [unclear text: security ] for their return --

By order of Brig Genl [Brigadier General] Floyd Commg [Commanding] Mid Mily [Middle Military] G. [illegible text]
[unclear text: Wm. [William] P. White ] Bri: Maj: [Brigadier Major] & Chief of the Staff

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