[Letter] 1787 Oct. 23, Augusta, [Georgia] to George Walton, Augusta, Georgia / A[ugustus] C[hristian] George Elholm

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
[Letter] 1787 Oct. 23, Augusta, [Georgia] to George Walton, Augusta, Georgia / A[ugustus] C[hristian] George Elholm
Elholm, Augustus Christian George
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Creek Indians--Warfare
Georgia. Militia--Mobilization
Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804--Correspondence
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
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Letter dated October 23, 1787 from Augustus Christian George Elholm to George Walton, chief justice of the state of Georgia (1783-1789) and former governor (1779). Elholm writes to provide his opinion on the most expedient method of raising a force sufficient to defend the states of Georgia and Franklin (now defunct) from attacks by the Creek Indians, whom he refers to as "outrageous". He informs Walton that it will be necessary to offer inducements in the form of land and transmits his ideas regarding this plan. A note on the back of the document indicates that it was directed to Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia (1786-1787, 1790-1793).
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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 05, folder 02, document 01.
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Octb. [October] the 23d '87
Agreeable to your wish I have the honor to refer my opinion to the Comittee [Committee] of war /: of which you are the Chairman:/ of what means will be [deleted text: the ] adequate to raise a sufficient force in Franklin to join with Georgia to subdue the outrageous Creek Indians.- [unclear text: herewith ] : to please [added text: the ] minds and raise [added text: an ] enthusiastic spirit in our Citizens so inevitably necessary [deleted text: in ] in war for Commanders this would [document damaged] not only be the most equitable but likewise afective [effective] guard a B [word(s) omitted] Bounty of Land of your Teritorry [Territory] on the North of the Bent [added text: of the Tenesee ] to such men as is raised in Franklin [added text: to the defence [defense] of Georgia ] but preserve all Rights [deleted text: of ] or Claims of preemptions and [deleted text: what [illegible text] ] if a defficiency [deficiency] should appear make it sufficient with land [unclear text: nearnest ] to it and make allowance [added text: for ] arms ammunition etc: provides that neither the assembly in Geogia nor the assembly of such [added text: Men or families ] as Shall become inhabitants on said [added text: District ] Shall have a Right to [illegible text] any vacant Land within [deleted text: said ] [added text: that ] district not exceeding Blank areas. and Should it appear that it would be [unclear text: from ] [added text: the ] distance it is situated from your seat of Government that it would be too Expencive [Expensive] for Georgia to protect, said Citizens give them a Right to Collect

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the Tax of said Destrict [District] [deleted text: within Condit ] for a Blank term of Years with the Condition they do protect themselves this I humbly dediccate [dedicate] to the Confederation of the Committee through your patronage

I have the honor to be with perfect Esteem and Respect your most obedt [obedient] and humble servant
[Signed] A: C. [Augustus Christian] George Elholm
the Honble [Honorable] George Walton Esqr
I will refere [refer] the Committee the Letters [deleted text: of ] addressed to your Government From Franklin and Add that I [deleted text: the ] am Certain You may expect at least one thousand men. --

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the Honble [Honorable] George Walton Esqr Augusta Georgia

Oct 23, 1787

Mr. Elholm

23. Oct. 1787
To Gov: Telfair

Give me the [illegible text] Territory of [illegible text] [unclear text: Effingham ]

Franklin [illegible text]