Georgia Commission to Attend a Treaty with the Creek Indians journal
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Georgia Commission to Attend a Treaty with the Creek Indians journal

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia.
Title: Georgia Commission to Attend a Treaty with the Creek Indians journal
Dates: 1796
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0280

Biographical/Historical Note

The Commission to Attend a Treaty with the Creek Indians consisted of many well-known Georgia men, including James Hendricks (chair of the commission), General James Jackson, James Simms, Benjamin Hawkins, George Clymer, and Andrew Pickins. The commission, as delegates for the United States, negotiated the Treaty of Coleraine in 1796 with the Creek Nation. The proceedings were held at Coleraine, in Camden County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a volume entitled "Journals of the Commissioners of the State of Georgia Appointed to Attend on its behalf a Treaty to be held under the Authority of the United States, for the purpose of obtaining a relinquishment of the claims of the Creek Indians to certain lands, contemplated in an Act of the State passed on the 28th day of December 1794." The last part of the volume contains the accounts of the Commissioners with the State of Georgia. The journal contains the meeting minutes and correspondence of the commissioners, including General James Jackson, James Hendricks, James Simms, Thomas Robertson, Benjamin Hawkins, George Clymer, and Andrew Pickins, and Jared Irwin, Governor of Georgia.


Index Terms

Creek Indians--Government relations.
Creek Indians--Treaties.
Creek Nation.
Georgia.
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816.
Irwin, Jared, 1768-1818.
Jackson, James, 1757-1806.
Journals (accounts)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Commission to Attend a Treaty with the Creek Indians journal, MS 280, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.