[Letter] 1842 Dec. 17, Camp McMullen, Georgia, [to] Charles J. McDonald, Gov[ernor] of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Capt[ain] Aaron Jernigan

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter] 1842 Dec. 17, Camp McMullen, Georgia, [to] Charles J. McDonald, Gov[ernor] of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Capt[ain] Aaron Jernigan
Creator:
Jernigan, Aaron
Date of Original:
1842-12-17
Subject:
Indians of North America--Claims against
Border patrols
Georgia. Militia--Demobilization
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Location:
United States, Florida, 28.75054, -82.5001
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
official reports
military records
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is a letter dated December 17, 1842 from Captain Aaron Jernigan to Charles J. McDonald, Governor of Georgia (1839-1843), stating that he discharged the military detachments at Fort McMullen in accordance with the governor's orders. Jernigan also indicates that he discharged two detachments at Fort Gilmer and Fort Jackson. He promises to forward the muster rolls to the governor as quickly as possible. Jernigan asserts that one force should remain in the area of the Georgia/Florida border, however, as citizens there are concerned about further Indian attacks. He goes on to report that he has received the news that Indians currently in Florida are headed in their direction, though he emphasizes that there have been no Indian attacks during his time in command of the area.
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:
tcc664
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc664
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc664#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc664/presentation/manifest.json
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:
3 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 52, folder 12, document 03.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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Camp Mcmullen Ga
December 17th 1842
Sir
I have again thought it expedient to address you and inform you that in compliance with your wishes; I have this day discharged the detachment at this place and on the 14th instant I discharged the two detachments at Fort Gilmer and Fort Jackson. I also forward my Rolls with as little delay as possible; but by having no blank forms they may not be made correct but I hope will answer. --
as the citizens in this part of the country would be desirous that [deleted text: that ] the troops [deleted text: now in ] would be continued in service until it was certain that a lasting peace was concluded betwixt the Federal force and the Indians, and for my part I Should recommend a force kept in the field, Least as heretofore when the troops are [deleted text: disch ] all withdrawn the Indians may come and murder and burn all whom they might find unprotected. I have been recently informed that the Indians have left South and is on their way in this direction and have committed Several murders down in florida.
If it Should meet your Excellencys approbation to have troops continued in the field under existing circumstances it would not be


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convenient for me to Serve; But would recommend either Lieut [Lieutenant] [unclear text: Burnside ] or Lieut [Lieutenant] Clyatt as a fitting person [deleted text: to ] for to take the command. --
I also wish [deleted text: to ] to inform your Excellency that there has been no depredations committed by the Indians Since I have been in Service in the Section of country assigned to my command

I have the honor to be your Obt Servt [Obedient Servant]
[Signed] A [Aaron] Jernigan
His Excellency Charles J McDonald Gov. [Governor] of Georgia Milledgeville





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By Express
His Excellency Charles J. McDonald Gov. [Governor] of Georgia Milledgeville

Capt. [Captain] Jernigan

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