Letter, 1788 Oct. 10, Greene County, [Georgia to] Geo[rge] Handley, [Governor of Georgia] / Colo[ne]l H[enry] Karr

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
Letter, 1788 Oct. 10, Greene County, [Georgia to] Geo[rge] Handley, [Governor of Georgia] / Colo[ne]l H[enry] Karr
Creator:
Karr, Henry
Date of Original:
1788-10-10
Subject:
Indians of North America--Claims against
Land settlement
Cattle stealing
Abandonment of property
Location:
United States, Georgia, Greene County, 33.5787842, -83.1666552
Medium:
petitions
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is a letter dated October 10, 1788 from Colonel Henry Karr of Greene County, Georgia, to George Handley, (Governor of Georgia, 1788-1789) stating that unnamed Indians in the area are stealing cattle from the settlers. Karr fears that the settlers will abandon their land soon. He says that General Elijah (?) Clark(e) tells him that he has also written to the governor about this problem and has received no reply. Karr mentions an enclosed letter (see tcc946) from Captain Davis Grisham regarding the recent abandonment of Carmicheal's Fort, and he asks the governor to send assistance.
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:
tcc947
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc947
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc947#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 24, folder 29, document 02.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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Greene County
10th October 1788
Honrd [Honored] Sir
The Indians are weekly Steeling [Stealing] Horses From the Fronteers [Frontiers] of this County they have taken upward of 20 Head Since the
15th Septr [September] Last -- without an Imediate [Immediate] assistance I am well Convinct [Convinced] that the Cheif [Chief] or Whole of the fronteer [frontier] settlements will breake [break] & Leave their Cropps [Crops] to the mercy of the Savages. I Have applyd [applied] to -- B Genl [Brigadier General] Clark for assistance, In guards -- Who informs Me -- he has Wrote Your Honr [Honor], -- several Relations of the same Nature from the parts, & Has Had No answer, I Have in Clos'd [enclosed] you a Letter to me [unclear text: deracted [directed] ] from Capt. D. [Captain Davis] Grisham, Which Will Inform you of the Avacuation [Evacuation] of Carmikles Fort & farther beg Your Honr [Honor] to Allow us Releif [Relief] as much as may be Conve't [Convenient] --

And am With Sinceer [Sincere] Respects Your Honrs [Honor's] Most Obt [Obedient] & Very Hbe Servt [Humble Servant]
[Signed] H. [Henry] Karr Collo. [Colonel]
Gn. [Greene] County
The Honrable [Honorable]
Geo. [George] Handley





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Letter
H. [Henry] Car

10 Nr [November] 88
Military

The Honr'able [Honorable] Geo. [George] Handley --
Honr'd [Honored] by Mr [illegible text]

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