- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- [Letter] 1830 Jan. 24, Georgetown, District of Columbia [to] George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia / John Forsyth
- Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
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- Creek Indians--Land tenure
Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
- United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
- letters (correspondence)
- This document is a letter from John Forsyth, U.S. Senator from Georgia, to George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia (1829-1831, 1837-1839), dated January 24, 1830. Forsyth remarks on the passage of a recent congressional amendment. He also indicates that the War Department has received the reports of General John Coffee regarding recent surveys of Creek and Cherokee territory. Forsyth states that the new boundary lines reclaim about one third of the territory alleged to belong to Georgia according to an unnamed 1827 treaty with the Creek Indians (probably the Treaty of the Creek Agency, signed November 15, 1827).
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 29, document 03.
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Georgetown, District of Columbia.
January 24, 1830.
George R. Gilmer
Governor of Georgia.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Resolutions of the General Assembly of Georgia on the subject of the amendment to the Constitution of the United States proposed by the States of Louisiana, Missouri &c. [et cetera]
I avail myself of this occasion to inform you that the Report of Genl. [General] Coffee of Alabama on the Creek and Cherokee Line has reached the War Department. Mr. Secretary Eaton gave me a sight of the map transmitted and offered me the perusal of the Report &c. [et cetera] I have not yet had time to avail myself of this offer. According to the map and Mr. Eaton's statement of the substance of Genl. C [General Coffee] 's Report, the true line between the Tribes should begin
at the Shallow ford on the Chattahoochie and flow circuitously on their ridge a range of hills to Wills' Creek. This line cuts off from the Cherokees about one third of the territory believed by us, according to the evidence before the State Executive, to belong to the State under the Creek Treaty of
I have the honor to be Your obt Servt. [obedient Servant]
[Signed] John Forsyth
Hon: John Forsyth
24 Jany [January] 1830
24 Jany [January] 1830