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Explanation for Retreat from Former Camp and Prospects for Further Talks

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 27, 1789
Author Name Alexander McGillivray (primary) Location: Camp, Oakmulgee River
Recipient Name Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department (primary) Location: Rock Landing Georgia
Summary McGillivray says he moved camp because he needed food for his horses. Relates that he spoke at length with Colonel Humphreys regarding the contest between Creeks and state of Georgia. Says that when he learned that discussions would not include encroachments or restitution of hunting grounds, or Oconee lands, then he resolved to return to the nation to refer the matter until spring. Nothing further can be done; McGillivray says he is unwell. As for a statement of disputes, Congress has been in possession of them, and had declared that they would decide on them in the principles of justice and humanity.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys [Report of the Commissioners for treating with the Southern Indians], 11/17/1789.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander McGillivray; Benjamin Lincoln; Cyrus Griffin; D. Humphreys; David Humphreys; chiefs; Creek; Congress; ;
Related Places Camp; Oakmulgee River; Weatherford; former camp; Oconee; Georgia; Rock Landing; ;
Keywords horses; food; interviews; restitution of territory hunting grounds; treaty; hunting; illness; ;
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