Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to Major Henry Gaither regarding translator Mr George Cornells, son of Joseph Cornells

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Date March 4, 1793
Author Name Timothy Barnard [Bernard] (primary) Location: Cussetahs
Recipient Name Henry Gaither (primary)
Summary Timothy Bernard, writing to Major Henry Gaither, notes that delivery of the letter is by Mr. George Cornell, son of Joseph Cornell, linguist [translator] for the United States who did business for the Mad Dog of the Tuchabatches to Cussetah, which favors the United States. Refers to the Shawnee talks; that they would bring destruction on the land. Bernard wants to acquaint Gaither with Cornell; that he is of considerable note in this country and should be well treated and will favor the United States; make sure he is not in want of provisions. The cattle which are encroaching at the forks, which are in dispute, must be driven back or there will be serious consequences; blood may be spilt. The Cussetah King says his people are not responsible for stealing horses; it must be the Coweta people. White men are threatening to kill the first Indian they find. Cussetah king asks not to let the innocent suffer. In closing, notes that at the hunting camps near Gaither are the people of this town, and those that do the mischief are from the [other?] towns.
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Document Notes Enclosed in Gaither to Knox, 04/17/1793.This document is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and Creek Indians, the south Western territory of the United States and the Cherokees suybmitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Henry Gaither; Timothy Barnard; Joseph Cornells; George Cornells; Cornell; Mad Dog; Shawnee; linguistor; Tuchabatches; ;
Related Places Cussetahs; Cussetah; Coweta; Georgia; towns; hunting camps; Tuchabatches;
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