- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Letter, 1829 Nov. 26, Cherokee Agency, [to] George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia / Gen[era]l John Coffee
- Coffee, John, 1782-1836
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- Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
Creek Indians--Land tenure
- United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
- letters (correspondence)
- This is a letter dated November 26, 1829 from General John Coffee of the Cherokee Agency to George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia (1829-1831, 1837-1839) requesting information to help determine the actual boundary line between the Creeks and the Cherokees. Coffee writes that he has already sent a letter to outgoing governor John Forsyth (1827-1829), but suspects that Forsyth forgot to send instructions before he left office.
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 01, folder 46, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
26th Novr [November] 1829
3rd Inst. [Instant] I addressed a letter from Nashville Tennessee to his Excellency Govr. [Governor] Forsyth of Georgia informing him that I have been appointed by the President of the United States to collect the best testimony to be had, that would enable him to determine on the true line of partition between the lands of the Creek nation from those of the Cherokees, and that I had recvd. [received] instructions from the secretary of War to repair as soon as possible to the Cherokee Nation on that duty -- In that letter I informed the Govr. [Governor] that I would reach the Cherokee Agency about the
22nd Inst. [Instant] where I would be glad to receive from him any information he might possess on that subject -- I am now here ready and waiting for the necessary
information from either of the two parties, and not hearing from Govr. [Governor] Forsyth on the subject I have thought in his leaving the Executive Chair it may have escaped his recollection or attention. I have therefore determined to hire an express and send the communication direct to you, and hope you will find it convenient to furnish me with such information and evidence on the subject as may be in your possession.
The Express Mr James Walker is instructed to wait your answer to this communication which I hope will be as soon as may be convenient to you --
with verry [very] great respect Sir your Obt. [Obedient] servant
[Signed] Jno. [John] Coffee
His Exclly [Excellency] George R Gilmer Govr. [Governor] of Georgia
His Excelency [Excellency] Govr. [Governor] Gilmer of Georgia
Genl. Jno [General John] Coffee
26 Nov: [November] 1829
Creek & Cherokee Boundary
26 Nov. [November] 1829