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CollectionGeorgia Historical Society: #373-Benjamin Hawkins Papers view image
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PublicationHawkins, Benjamin. Letters of Benjamin Hawkins, 1796-1806. Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol. IX. Savannah, GA: Georgia Historical Society, 1916. (no image)
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Date November 19, 1797
Author Name Benjamin Hawkins (primary) Location: Cusseta
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hawkins reports on meetings with the towns on the river. The Indian nation is not interested in selling land to Georgia. Hawkins relates the state of the Indian economy and agriculture, and passes on other local news. He concludes with a reminder about the news of the murder of Townsend.
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Document Notes Published in the Letters of Benjamin Hawkins.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Benjamin Hawkins; Chickasaw; young warriors; chiefs; Indians; State of Georgia; French; English; Spaniards; men; British agents; Creeks; Colonel Henley; Price; women; smith; wounded Chief and his family; Colonel Butler; Dinsmoor; Cherokee; Cox; hunters; General Perkins; assistants; Seagrove; Barnard; Thomas; Townsend; Townshend; ;
Related Places Cusseta; river; Coweta; Tallahassee; Cussetah; land between the Oconee and Oakmulgee; St Mary's; public square; school; Mussel Shoals; Colerain; Savannah; Fort Wilkinson; Tenesaw; ;
Keywords meetings; peace; treaty; sell land; wants of the Indians; game; public meetings of business; old habits; too proud to labor; horses; presents; rational life; horse stealing; certificate; corn; clothing; newspapers; yards of good homespun; crime; list of articles; cotton cards; twine; ropes; corks; scoop nets; reams of fine and coarse paper; garden seeds; peas; stipend; unpaid; murder; claims for property; ;
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