[Letter] 1793 July 9, [to] Gen[era]l John Twiggs, Augusta [Georgia] / Timothy Barnard

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter] 1793 July 9, [to] Gen[era]l John Twiggs, Augusta [Georgia] / Timothy Barnard
Creator:
Barnard, Timothy, 1745-1820
Date of Original:
1793-07-03
Subject:
Creek Indians--Crimes against
Creek Indians--Government relations
Cornel, David--Death and burial
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
reports
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is a letter dated July 9, 1793 from Timothy Barnard, in the Creek nation, to General John Twiggs. Barnard tells Twiggs of a recent express that arrived for Major Seagrove relative to the murder of David Cornel(l), a young Creek warrior allegedly committed by a man named Hamton, from Major James Seagrove's station at Coleraine (Camden County, Georgia). Barnard also accuses this man of stealing horses from the Indians and from Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia (1786-1787, 1790-1793). Barnard calls Cornell's murderers "villains" and doubts that he can pacify the Creeks after this killing. This letter is related to tcc678 and tcc680.
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:
tcc679
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc679
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc679#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:
3 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 01, folder 11, document 12.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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9th. July 1793
Dear Sir)
After I finished my dispatches by August his horse was taken very Sick and I belive [believe] with the distemper that I lost near all my horses with, if he Should recover Shall Send him down to the rock [document damaged: landing ] or Cows Bluff by the first oppertunity [opportunity] . The day before yesterday an Express arriv'd [arrived] for Majr. [Major] Segrove in Consequence of the death of young Cornel, who was murdered by one hamton that Come there some time ago from Georgia, and brought of [off] through this Nation a very fine darke [dark] Bay more upwards of Fifteen hands high, which I have heard Since he Stole from his Excellency Governor Telfair, this reached hearing by the fellow thus went in a head that Cornels was on his way down, gathered a [unclear text: parcel ] of Vilions [Villains] like him Self, though he new [knew] he was on Business


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and went out on purposs [purpose] to kill him, I Set of [off] this day into the Town to Strive if the Indians can be pasified [pacified] about it (though am very [unclear text: unwell ] ) which I hope may be Effected tho [though] it was a Vilinous [Villainous] piece of Business as the [they] were all from Majr. [Major] Seagrovs [document damaged: station ]

Yours Sincerely
[Signed] Timothy Barnard
a True Coppy [Copy]





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Genl. [General] John Twiggs
Augusta

Timothy Barnard

1793
[unclear text: Mil [Military] ] Miscellaneous
Indians

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