- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Letter, 1836 June 2, Waynesville, Wayne C[oun]ty, [Georgia] to William Schley, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / J[ames] Hamilton Couper
- Couper, J. Hamilton (James Hamilton), 1794-1866
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- Military assistance
Glynn County (Ga.)--Militia--Mobilization
Creek War, 1836
Military service, Voluntary
- United States, 39.76, -98.5
- letters (correspondence)
- James Hamilton Couper, a wealthy Georgia planter, writes to Georgia Governor William Schley (1835-1837) on June 2, 1836 concerning the organization of the Glynn Hussars, a volunteer military company in Glynn County, Georgia. Couper, who is captain of the Glynn Hussars, offers the governor the services of his company, stating that the volunteers will be in readiness whenever they are called. He explains that the company would have already marched to the Creek Nation had their own frontier on the St. Marys River not been exposed to attack and in need of protection.
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 03, folder 03, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
Waynesville, Wayne Cty. [County]
2d. June 1836.
I have the honour [honor] to inform your Excellency, that the "Glynn Hussars" at a meeting held yesterday, have unanimously volunteered their services to proceed at any time, to any point, that you may designate: and for such a term of service as you may deem desirable.
I regret that my absence from the state, from early in
December until late in
May, has prevented a more efficient organization of the troop: which is in the same state that it was when Lieutenant King rendered in his report. An effort is now making to increase the number of its members, of the result of which I will duly inform your Excellency.
I would have proposed to the troop, to march at once to the Creek Nation, but for the belief that the exposed situation of our own immediate frontier, on the St. Mary's river; and the small white and large negro population in the south eastern counties, render it important that the small effective force of this section of the state should be reserved to be in readiness for its protection. Should however the services of the troop be required elsewhere, the call of your Excellency will be promptly responded to-
I have the honour [honor] to be, most respectfully, your obd. sert [obedient servant]
[Signed] J [James] Hamilton Couper Captain Glynn Hussars
His Excellency William Schley.
J. [James] Hamilton Couper
2 June 1836.
Vol. [Volunteer] Companies
6 June 18 3/4
His Excellency William Schley Milledgeville
11 June 1836.