|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. National Archives and Records Administration.|
|Title:||Claims for Georgia Militia Campaigns Against Indians on the Frontier records|
|Extent:||0.1 cubic feet (5 microfilm rolls)|
In response to a hostile relationship between Georgia's settlers and the Creek Indians in 1793, Henry Knox, Secretary of War under George Washington, suggested that Governor Edward Telfair use the state's militia to defend the settlers. The federal government furnished the troops with arms and ammunition with the directions to only use these weapons in defensive operations against the Native Americans. For several years after this militia service, Congress refused to approve payment of Georgia's claims for reimbursement, declaring that the troops had carried out actions not authorized by the Secretary of War. The settlement funds were appropriated on March 2, 1827 for services rendered from 1792-1794 (from Suzanne Gould, A. Monroe, Freeman, National Archives and Records Administration. Claims for Georgia Militia campaigns against Indians on the frontier, 1792-1827).
This collection consists of a microfilmed copy of accounts of the payment of claims relating to campaigns against Native Americans on the Georgia frontier, 1792-1794. These claims were filed against the Federal Government by members of the Georgia Militia and were delivered to John W. Hunter, a state official appointed to act as liaison with the Department of War. The claims were paid from April to November of 1827.
The claims documentation consists of an "Abstract of Payments made to Sundry Persons for Services from 1792-1794," the 112 paid vouchers listed on the abstract, miscellaneous records relating to the services of John W. Hunter, and vouchers for miscellaneous payments without any accompanying abstract.
Original records in the National Archives.
A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.
[item identification], Claims for Georgia Militia Campaigns Against Indians on the Frontier records, MS 1555, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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Suzanne Gould, A. Monroe, Freeman, National Archives and Records Administration. Claims for Georgia Militia campaigns against Indians on the frontier, 1792-1827. Washington, D.C.: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, 1994.