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Treat with the Creeks at Colraine

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CollectionUniversity of Georgia Libraries: Telamon Cuyler Collection view image
CollectionHuntington Library: Andrew Pickens Papers view image
Document Information
Date March 3, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Jared Irwin (primary)
Summary Colraine is selected as the site of the treaty with Creeks over Fort Fidius because the troops at that place are sufficient to protect and give respectability to the negotiations.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Irwin to McHenry, 09/23/1796, and 04/05/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Jared Irwin, Governor of Georgia; James McHenry, Secretary of War; Creeks; Indians; Native Amerians; ;
Related Places War Office; Fort Fidius; Colraine; Georgia;
Keywords treaty; fort; fortification; troops; protection; negotiation;
Key Phrases Coleraine has been preferred to Fort Fidius chiefly because the troops at that place are insufficient to protect and give the respectability to the negotiation and because assembling the Indians there affords them an opportunity to traffic for such foods as they may want from the public trading house established at that station; the precedent besides these conditions which more peculiarly relate to the state of the Georgia, conceiving the justice, honor and interest of the United States to demand that the Indians who may assemble at the place of treaty be secured; the measures and rules being calculated to produce a fair negotiation, which along can secure your state as well as the Union from future quarrels with the Creeks cannot fail of meeting your approbation;

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