[Letter] 1760 May 26, Savannah, Georgia to the Mico's Head-Men [i.e. Micco's headmen] and warriors of the Creek Nation

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter] 1760 May 26, Savannah, Georgia to the Mico's Head-Men [i.e. Micco's headmen] and warriors of the Creek Nation
Creator:
Georgia. Governor (1757-1760 : Ellis)
Date of Original:
1760-05-26
Subject:
Creek Indians--Claims against
Georgia--Politics and government--to 1775
Location:
United States, 39.76, -98.5
Medium:
letters (correspondence)
speeches
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
Letter / talk dated May 26, 1760 from Henry Ellis, Royal Governor of Georgia, in Savannah, to the headmen and warriors of the Creek Nation, concerning a recent report from Robert French that some of the Creeks have killed British traders in the upper towns. Ellis reminds the Creeks of their friendship with the English and asks that the Creeks refrain from violence and notify him of any problems.
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:
tcc263
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc263
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc263#item
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Telamon Cuyler, 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, Telamon Cuyler, box 38, folder Ellis 39, document 01.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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Friends and Brothers,
Robert French is just come from your Nation and reports that several Traders in the Upper Towns have, at the Instigation of our Enemies, been killed by some of your mad People. I hope you remember, Brothers, that in our Treaties with you it is agreed that if the red or white People shall have anything to complain of each other they are in a friendly Manner to apply for Redress; the red People to me, and I to the Head Men of your Nation. If you have any real cause to be dissatisfied with the white People I desire you will let me know it to the End that it may be removed and not suffer your mad People to go on killing our Traders as French say they have done. Hearken to me, Brothers! I advise you as your true Friend not to throw away the white People, but hold them the faster by the Hand the more our Enemies endeavour [endeavor] to separate Us: And though some of your People may have done a mad Thing yet Friends may overlook it and make all strait [straight] again: Which that we may the sooner do, send down on head Man with your Answer to me who shall meet with no Harm but return safely to you; and you may be assured that though there are many of your People now amongst Us none of them shall be molested for we love to live in


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Peace with the red People. Brothers, Do not throw away this Talk of your Friend.
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms at Savannah in the Province of Georgia the
twentysixth [twenty-sixth] Day of May 1760.
[Signed] Henry Ellis
To the Mico's Head-Men and Warriors of the Creek Nations, The Governour [Governor] of Georgia sends Greeting --

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