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Account of Execution of Indian Chief and Request for Policy

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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)
Document Information
Date February 23, 1798
Author Name Benjamin Hawkins (primary) Location: Fort Wilkinson
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letters between governor and Hawkins outlined and numbered. Hawkins recounted an ambush of U.S. officers, and complaints of white neighbors of Tuskeegee Tustunnagau and other Creek Indians. Tuskeegee put to death after civil trial. Blacksmith's employed by U.S. for the use of the Creek Indians, Hawkins requests ruling on the responsibility of payment.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Benjamin Hawkins; Tuskeegee Tustunnagau; Creek Indians; smiths; weavers; hunters; settlers; governor; Hilton; ;
Related Places Fort Wilkinson; Oglethorpe County; Creek Nation; land; Upper Creeks; Lower Creeks; offender; Greensborough; ;
Keywords Treaty of Colerain; justice; ;
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