- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Letter, 1830 Sept. 6, Department of War, to Geo[rge] R. Gilmer, Milledgeville, Georgia
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- Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
Creek Indians--Land tenure
Creek Indians--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
- United States, Alabama, 32.75041, -86.75026
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
- official reports
- This is a letter dated September 6, 1830 from the acting Secretary of War, possibly John Eaton, to George R. Gilmer (Governor of Georgia, 1829-1831 and 1837-1839) regarding General John Coffee's efforts to ascertain the correct boundary line between the Creek and Cherokee Nations, and the state of Georgia. The author says that he encloses a copy of Coffee's report and his map, and he also notes that Coffee's report has been confirmed by the President of the United States. A copy of Coffee's report to Eaton appears in tcc697.
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
- 2 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 03.
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- Hargrett Library
Department of War,
6th. Septemr. [September] 1830.
To His Excelly. [Excellency] Geo. [George] R. Gilmer, Milledgeville, Ga
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the
23rd August. In compliance with the request therein contained, I enclose, herewith, a copy of the report of Genl. [General] Coffee, and a copy of the map which accompanied it, shewing [showing] the line fixed on by him as the true boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Indians. These, with the letter of the Secretary of War to you, of the
1st June last, stating that the report of Genl. [General] Coffee had been confirmed by the President, it is presumed will give all the information required on the subject. Should anything further be necessary, your Excellency's requests [deleted text: on the subject ] will receive prompt attention.
I am, very respectfully, Sir, your mo. Obedt. Servt. [most Obedient Servant]
[Signed] [unclear text: John Eaton ] Acting Secy [Secretary] of War
Acting Secretary of War
6 September 1830.
enclosing Genl. [General] Coffees Report
[unclear text: Comd ] to Legislature
6 Sept. [September] 1830