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Rabun, William 1771-1819

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Works: 18 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 143 library holdings
Genres: History  Treaties 
Classifications: E99.C9,
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Message from the President of the United States : transmitting documents in pursuance of the resolution of the Senate, of the seventeenth instant. December 28, 1818 by United States ( Book )
1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Letter] 1819 Apr. 16, Milledgeville, [Georgia to] Maj[o]r W[illia]m S. Mitchell by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1819 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a letter dated April 16, 1819 from William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819) to Assistant Agent to the Creeks, Major William S. Mitchell. Rabun asks Mitchell to assemble fifty Indians to serve as guards for surveyors who will be laying out counties and districts in the territory recently acquired through a treaty with the Indians (probably the Treaty of the Creek Agency on the Flint River, 1818). Rabun indicates that the guards will be paid according to rank but must supply their own provisions, ammunition and other equipment. The surveyors mentioned are Doctor Green, Benjamin H. Sturges, Colonel Jackson, and J.C. Watson
[Letter], 1817 Dec. 1, Executive Department, Milledgeville, Georgia to the Senate and House of Representatives by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letter dated December 1, 1817 wherein William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, writes to the Senate and House of Representatives concerning the recent running of the boundary line between Georgia and the Creek Nation according to the Treaty of Fort Jackson, August 9, 1814 and the need for a boundary to be run between Georgia and East Florida
[Letter] 1818 May 20, Milledgeville, [Georgia to] General D[avid] B. Mitchell, Creek Agency by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a letter from William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819) to General David B. Mitchell (former Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813 and 1815-1817), current U.S. agent to the Creek Indians. Rabun mentions recent letters that he has received about Captain Obed Wright's unwarranted attack on innocent Creeks in the Chehaw Village in April 1818. Rabun tries to justify the attack by explaining that Captain Wright's detachment descended on the village because they had been told by credible sources that the Indians living there were under the leadership of Chief Hoppones, whose warriors had been hostile towards frontier settlers. Rabun apologizes for the mistake but says that civilian casualties are an unfortunate part of war. He laments the negative attention that this attack has generated among the people of the state, particularly as it obscures the recent "outrages" committed by the Creeks. To appease the public, Rabun has ordered a tribunal to investigate the attack. In the meantime, he urges Mitchell to express his apologies to the Creeks
[Address to] the [Georgia state] Senate and House of Representatives, 1818 Nov. 3, Milledgeville, Geo[rgia] by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This document dated November 3, 1818 from the Executive Department in Milledgeville, Georgia, by William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819) is addressed to the members of the Georgia state Senate and House of Representatives. Rabun reports on the duties of the state's executive branch over the past year, and mentions events associated with the First Seminole War (1817-1818). He notes that after a cessation of hostilities the Seminoles commenced attacks once again and that he therefore sent forces under General Andrew Jackson to suppress their attacks. Rabun discusses at length the controversy surrounding Captain Obed Wright's attack on the Chehaw village, in which a number of innocent Creeks were murdered, and his subsequent arrest and escape. Rabun defends his decision to authorize Capt. Wright's attack, but expresses remorse for the cruel nature of the event
[Letter] 1817 June 18, Milledgeville, [Georgia to] Gen[era]l D[avid] B. Mitchell by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a letter dated June 18, 1817 from William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819) to General David B. Mitchell (former Governor of Georgia, 1809-1813 and 1815-1817), acting U.S. agent to the Creek Indians. Rabun tells Mitchell that he has just received word from General Floyd that Georgia citizens have made several attacks on Indians near the St. Mary's River. Rabun asks Mitchell to come to Milledgeville soon to discuss this situation in person
[Letter] 1818 Mar. 31, Milledgeville, Geo[rgia to] Gen[era]l D[avid] B[rydie] Mitchell by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a letter dated March 31, 1818 from William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819) to General David B. Mitchell concerning the current campaign against the Lower Creek Indians. Rabun tells Mitchell that Creek leader William McIntosh has been highly successful in his leadership of the "friendly" Creeks and could probably subdue the "refractory" parts of the Lower Creeks with the proper military support. The letter also mentions Andrew Jackson's campaign in the southern parts of the Creek Nation and says that Jackson has seen no hostile Indians there and probably never will
[Report regarding] banks, schools [and internal] improvements in the State of Georgia by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This unsigned, undated document appears to be a draft of a report on various matters pertaining to the state of Georgia during the first part of the 1800s. The document mentions attempts to invest state money received from the sale of Georgia's western territory, and procure funding for the improvement of schools and internal infrastructure, particularly navigable waterways. This document also mentions Wilson Lumpkin (later Governor of Georgia, 1831-1835) and his role as U.S. commissioner for surveying and marking lands acquired through an unnamed treaty with the Creek Indians. It is likely that this draft was prepared by William Rabun (Governor of Georgia, 1817-1819)
[Legislative report], 1818 Nov. 3, State House, Milledgeville, [Georgia to the] fellow citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, addresses the state Senate and House of Representatives, November 3, 1818. He reviews recent events pertinent to the governance of the state, including the conclusion of the first Seminole War and the massacre by Captain Obed Wright and his troops at the Creek village of Chehaw, the running of the boundary line by Wilson Lumpkin between the state and Indian nations, and the violation of slave trade laws
Letter, 1817 Dec. 15, Creek Agency [to] William Rabun, Governor of Georgia by David Brydie Mitchell ( )
1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This document is a letter from General David B. Mitchell, U.S. Agent to the Creek Indians and former governor of Georgia (1809-1813, 1815-1817), to William Rabun, Governor of Georgia (1817-1819), dated December 15, 1817. Mitchell reports that two men were allegedly killed between Fort Perry (Marion County, Georgia) and Fort Gaines (Clay County, Georgia) by "hostile" Indians, but that he has ordered Creek leader General William McIntosh to investigate. Mitchell also informs Rabun that since the loss of Lieutenant Scott's company, the Seminoles and the Red Stick Creeks who have joined them have become bolder, but he doubts they will trouble the Georgia frontier as long as General Edmund Gaines maintains command at Fort Scott (Decatur County, Georgia)
[Letter] 1818 Nov. 11, Executive Department, Milledgeville, Georgia to the Senate and House of Representatives by Georgia ( )
1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letter dated November 11, 1818 wherein William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, presents to the Senate and House of Representatives extracts from the Treaty of the Creek Agency, January 22, 1818 and the Treaty of the Cherokee Agency, July 8, 1817. He notes that their ratification was published in the United States laws. The extracts are no longer attached
 
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Rabun, Wm. (William), 1771-1819
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