Extract of a letter, 1815 Oct. 24, War Department, [Washington, D.C.] to Major General [Edmund P.] Gaines

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
Extract of a letter, 1815 Oct. 24, War Department, [Washington, D.C.] to Major General [Edmund P.] Gaines
Date of Original:
1815-10-24
Subject:
Creek Indians--Treaties
Boundaries
Georgia. Militia--Mobilization
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
United States, South Carolina, 33.836081, -81.163724
United States, Tennessee, 35.517491, -86.580447
Medium:
orders (military records)
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is an extract of a letter from the War Department to Major General Edmund P. Gaines dated October 24, 1815. The extract conveys information regarding the approval of a plan to gather Georgia militiamen at Fort Hawkins (Bibb County, Georgia). South Carolina and Tennessee forces are also to stand on alert, should any problems arise with the running of an unspecified boundary line (probably the line specified by the Treaty of Fort Jackson, signed at the close of the Creek War, August 1814). Gaines is directed to act under the orders of General Andrew Jackson.
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.
Local Identifier:
tcc739
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc739
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc739#item
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
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
Extent:
2 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 03, folder 31, document 01.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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Oct. 24, 1815
Extract of a letter from the department of War dated
24th October 1815 to Major General Gaines

"The call which you made upon the Governor of Georgia for two thousand militia to be assembled at Fort Hawkins in the course of this month, is approved; as is also the precautionary measure which you have taken, of calling upon the Governors of South Carolina and Tennessee, to hold in readiness an additional number of the Militia of those States. The expediency of calling into actual service, the whole or any part of this additional force, must depend upon the means that can be commanded for equipping and subsisting it, and on the information which may be obtained by force the running of the line, and the number of men that they can probably bring into the field. Your local situation will enable you to form a more accurate and prompt decision on these points


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than can be made here. The President therefore confiding in your judgment and prudence, leaves you to exercise a sound discretion in the case, under the orders which you have received from General Jackson in pursuance of the instructions which were issued to him from this department on the
12th of June last.-"

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