- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Letter, 1832 Sept. 6, Etowa[h], Cherokee County, [Georgia to] Wilson Lumpkin, Governor [of Georgia], Milledgeville, [Georgia] / W[illia]m W. Williamson
- Williamson, William W.
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- Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Indians, Treatment of
- United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
- official reports
- This document is a letter from William W. Williamson, of the Georgia Guard, to Wilson Lumpkin, Governor of Georgia (1831-1835), dated September 6, 1832. Williamson reports to Lumpkin on his recent tour through the Cherokee country and remarks on the relative "tranquility" of the Indians, adding that he believes they have resigned themselves to submit to Georgia laws. Williamson adds that he hopes to have no need to order more cartridges of ammunition.
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], Telamon Cuyler, 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, Telamon Cuyler, box 49A, folder 04, document 02.
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Head Quarters, Etowa Cherokee Cty [County]
Septr. [September] 6, 1832
Permit me to introduce the bearer Mr. Fowler to your Excellency, a worthy young man of the guard, agreeable to an order from Genl. [General] Coffee I have dispatched Mr Fowler to Milledgeville to draw the funds deposited with Mr Bozeman by Genl. [General] Coffee for the use of the Guard. Immediately after the departure of Genl. [General] Coffee from this place I set out with a command, to visit the most important points of the Nation, at the same time I detached a command under Sergt. Parker across the Mountain Our return to Head Quarters were simultaneous & our reports, of the situation & good order of the Country pretty much the same. The Indians are perfectly tranquil. They have at last become satisfyed [satisfied] that they must submit to the Laws of Georgia. I visited the principal Men, When I had an opportunity of doing so, conversed freely with them on the subject of our differences, & I have no doubt in saying that all of our differences will be adjusted by [unclear text: Janr. [January] ] Genl. [General] Coffee also ordered that I should draw on your Excellency for an additional supply
of Cartridges. I have it not in my power to send for them, for the want of a convenient vehicle, to transport them. & I am in hopes that we shall have so little use for them, that it would be the cheapest mode to purchase powder & Shot, & manufacture them as we should have need for them.
I am with Due respect Your Excellencys Humbl. Serv. [Humble Servant]
[Signed] Wm. [William] W. Williamson
His Excellency Wilson Lumpkin Milledgeville Baldwin Cty [County]
politeness of Mr Fowler
Wm [William] Williamson
6th. Sept. 1832.
Sep. 10th. 1832.