[Letter] 1793 July 19, Rebel Town, [to Governor of Georgia, Edward Telfair?] / John Twiggs

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
[Letter] 1793 July 19, Rebel Town, [to Governor of Georgia, Edward Telfair?] / John Twiggs
Twiggs, John, fl. 1793
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Creek Indians--Violence against
Creek Indians--Warfare
Georgia. Militia--Mobilization
Cornel, David--Death and burial
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
official reports
military records
This is a letter dated July 19, 1793 from Rebel Town, Georgia, probably written to Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia (1786-1787, 1790-1793), warning of troubles between the Upper Creeks and their Spanish allies and the state of Georgia as a consequence of the murder of a young Creek warrior named David Cornel(l) by a white scout, reportedly associated with Major James Seagrove. Twiggs indicates that he sees no way to avoid a war and advises that the state assemble troops in preparation. Twiggs refers to several enclosures, including two letters from Timothy Barnard, which are probably tcc678 and tcc679.
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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
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Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 01, folder 11, document 13.
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Rebel Town
19th. July 1793
I have inclosed [enclosed] you two letters from Timothy Barnard, and a Talke [Talk] from the head Warrior and two of there [their] Chiefs, of the Cussetaws Town and a Coppy [Copy] of a Talk from the White Lieutenant of the Tuckebaches [document damaged] Seagrove, and a letter from Barnard to Seagrove by David Cornal, who was going down to Segroves with a Friendly Talke [Talk] from the upper Creeks, and was met by a Scout from about the [unclear text: Majr. [Major] ] within three Miles -- and was fired upon by them & have Killed Cornels [unclear text: A. G. J ] -- Cornels Father being a man of some influance [influence] in the upper Creeks -- and a friend to the Spanish Government will I am Convinced doe [do] every thing in his Power, against the State, and bring about a War

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if possible -- Takeing [Taking] a View of the diffirent [different] Informations we have nothing flattering -- and I am Convinced nothing will save us but Collecting a force sufficient to Chastise them without discrimination
My fellow informs me that there was a [document damaged: party of Indians ] sent from the Cowetaws to do mischief, about the time he left the Nation.

I am very respectfully your Excellencys Mo Obt Hble Servt. [Most Obedient Humble Servant]
[Signed] John Twiggs