- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- Petition, 1787, Franklin County, Georgia [to] the Governor of Georgia / [signed by] Benja[min] Cleveland ... [et al.]
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- Cherokee Indians
Indian agents--Selection and appointment
- United States, Georgia, Franklin County, 34.3754359, -83.2291753
- This document is a petition on behalf of the citizens of Franklin County, Georgia to an unnamed Governor of Georgia (probably George Mathews, 1787-1788). The petition respects the appointment of Joseph Martin as agent for the Cherokee Indians. The citizens, here represented by Benjamin Cleveland, Thomas P. Carnes, Jesse Watson, and Ned Cleveland, indicate that they want Martin continued as Cherokee Agent in light of recent legislative confusion regarding the position.
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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- 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
- 2 pages/leaves
- Original Collection:
- Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 24, folder 22, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
His Honor The Governor & The Honble. [Honorable] the Executive Council
The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the County of Franklin Humbly Sheweth that whereas at the last General Assembly the appointment of Agents to Superintend in Behalf of this State was made void by repealing a former act of Assembly Passed in
Feby. [February] 1786.
And whereas Joseph Martin Esq. was Appointed to act in Behalf of this State as Agent in the Cherokee Nation and is now on the duty of that office without authority & the aforesaid Indians are now in a State of disorder & confusion We therefore Humbly hope that your Honorable Board will take the Same into Consideration & continue the said Martin Until the Meeting of the Legislature & your Humble Petitioners will as in duty bound for ever Pray --
[Signed] Benja [Benjamin] Cleveland
[Signed] Thos. [Thomas] P. Carnes
[Signed] Jesse Walton
[Signed] Neil Cleveland
Ordered to lie on the Table
23 July -- 1787 --