- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Letter, 1787 Nov. 7 to Governor [Arturo] ONeal [i.e., O'Neill] / Geo[rge] Mathews, [Governor of Georgia]
- Georgia. Governor (1787-1788 : Mathews)
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- Creek Indians--Warfare
United States--Foreign relations--1783-1815
- United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
- letters (correspondence)
- This is a copy of a letter from Georgia Governor George Mathews (1787-1788, 1793-1796) to Arturo O'Neill, Governor of West Florida (1781-1793), dated November 7, 1787. Mathews informs Governor O'Neill that Georgia is going to war with the Creek Indians and requests that the Spanish governorship of Florida does not interfere by supplying the Creeks with arms and ammunition. The enclosure mentioned is no longer attached.
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
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- Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 03, folder 27, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
Copy of a letter to Governor ONeal East Florida
Novem [November] 7 1787.
I do my self the pleasure to enclose to your Excellency a Resolve of the Honorable House of Assembly of the State of Georgia - as also a report of the Committee of the same to whom were referred the papers and proceedings respecting this State with the Creek Indians -- The resolve so fully points out the subject they request me to write your Excellency upon that little is left for me to say on that matter. As we are compeled [compelled] to a War with the Creek Indians I have to request that agreeably to the Law of Nations you do not permit them to be supplied with Arms or any Warlike Stores; and as a War on the part of the Savages is of all the most cruel and inhumane as not only men in Arms to oppose them, but also Women and helpless infants equally share the fate of Savage barbarity. The feelings of humanity call for a strict compliance with this request independant [independent] of the Law of Nations and as the Dominion of his Most Catholic Majesty and those of the United States of America are only divided by certain Landmarks good policy requires that the Independant [Independent] States and Your Sovereign should be on the most friendly terms, and particularly the State of Georgia which I shall always be happy to promote.
[Signed] Geo [George] Mathews