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[Letter] 1786 Nov. 28, Tuckabatches, [Creek Nation to] John Habersham, Augusta, Georgia

Author: Alexander McGillivray; Hargrett Library.; University of Georgia. Libraries.; Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project))
Publisher: 1786.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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This is a letter dated November 28, 1786 from Creek leader Alexander McGillivray to John Habersham, chairman of the commissioners for Indian Affairs in Georgia. McGillivray reports that John Galphin, a mixed blood Creek who served as an interpreter and a liaison between the Creeks and the state of Georgia, and Daniel McMurphy, a Creek agent for the state of Georgia, have arrived in Tuckabatche(e) (also Tuckabatchie)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Treaties
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McGillivray; Hargrett Library.; University of Georgia. Libraries.; Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project))
OCLC Number: 49217511
Notes: Document ID: tcc905.
Document held by Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 80, folder 05, document 05.
Digital image of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Description: 4 pages /leaves
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Responsibility: Alex[ande]r McGillivray.

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This is a letter dated November 28, 1786 from Creek leader Alexander McGillivray to John Habersham, chairman of the commissioners for Indian Affairs in Georgia. McGillivray reports that John Galphin, a mixed blood Creek who served as an interpreter and a liaison between the Creeks and the state of Georgia, and Daniel McMurphy, a Creek agent for the state of Georgia, have arrived in Tuckabatche(e) (also Tuckabatchie) requesting a meeting with the Creek chiefs in order to read them a talk from the governor's board of commissioners. McGillivray complains that McMurphy has not given him a copy of the talk but says that Galphin has informed him of the substance of the talk. He maintains that the Indians do not owe the state anything as they have not breached any treaties, and he warns the state to give up its claims for satisfaction in the form of property or risk renewed bloodshed. McGillivray indicates that he plans to call a convention of the Upper and Lower Creeks for the following April and that John Galphin should plan to attend and deliver a talk that is agreeable to the wishes McGillivray has expressed on behalf of the chiefs.

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