rsATURDAY, November 4, 1786.
FREEDOM of the PRESS, and TRIAL by JURY, to remain inviolate forever. Constitution of Georgia.
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AUGUSTA: Printed by JOHN E. SMITH, Printer to the State ; EJfays, Articles of
Intelligence , Advertijements y tic. will be gratefully received, and every kind of Priming performed.
THE Subscriber withes to rent a PLANTATION
within 10 miles of Augusta, that will be fufficient to
work from 30 to 40 Negroes.
Oft. 5f 1786. JOHN MILTON.
rOBES O L D ,
ONE hundred acres of LAND, lying in Richmond
county, near the Quaker Springs, adjoining Maurice
A valuable TRACT of LAND, containing two hun
dred acres, fifty of which are cleared, and under good fence,
adjoining Col. Leonard Marbury’s mill; on the premises are
a good dwelling house and out-houses. For further particu
lars of the quality of the land and terms of faie for both tracts,
apply to the fubferiber, living near Col. Marbui v’s saw mill.
Richmond county, Oft. 20, 17&6.
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I AUGUSTA, Nov. 4.
In COUNCIL, October 28, 178 6.
The Board proceeded to the choice of a fit person to sign
I and number the Bills of Credit, pursuant to an Aft of Gene-
I ral Aflembly of the 14th Augult last, in the room of William
he having resigned : When William Freeman,
I Esq. was duly elefted to sign the denomination of Two Shii-
I lings and Six-rence.
ExtraS from the Minutes ,
JAMES MERIWETHER, Secretary.
I she following intelligence from John Haberjham ,
Esq. Chart man oj the hoard of Commiff oners, ap
pointed to treat with the Creek nation , was re
ceived by the Executive on the 30 th alt.
V A TALK, delivered by the Commiflioners appointed by the
■ General Aflembly of the State of Georgia, to the Kings,
I' Head Men, and Warriors of the Creek nation, on Shoulder
Bone Creek, near the Oconee River, the aift Oft. 1786,
Friends and Brothers,
WE are very glad that you have come to fee us, in con
flfequence of an invitation we sent you obout two months ago.
■ From the manner in which we have proceeded, you must be
■ convinced, that it is cur sincere with to make up the quarrel
■ which has fubfifled between our people and your nation for
■ forne time past. And if a firm and lasting peace is not now
■fettled, you will have yourselves to blame for the couie-
II Since we drove the Englifli from among ns, and made
II peace with them, our great men and yours have held'two
II treaties, at each of which they consented to certain bounda-
Hries that were to divide their refpeftive fettlemeuts, and a
■humber of regulations which were necefiary for the benefit of
■both parties. We expefted that what was then agreed upon,
■ weald have been carried into effect by you, with the fame
good faith, that we ourselves have obferred. We are sorry,
however, to have it to fay, that we have been disappointed.
• .. Brothers,
Open vour ears wide, and hear the Wrongs we have fuf
fered. Without the smallest provocation, your people broke
into our peaceable settlements last spring, killed the inhabi
tants, and burned their habitations. Not fatisfied with kill
ing men like themselves, they barbarously murdered our in*
Bocent women and children. This made the blood of ouf
warriors to boil—they la d hold on their guns—and if they
had been fu/fered to go on, long before this tim , your town*
would have been on fire, and your people killed or drove into
the wildcrnefs. At such a time, it Would have been very
difficult to have diftinguilhed between friends and enemies.
But our warriors were kept back, in the expectation that
your wife men would fend the murderers to us, or have in
flicted such punishment on them, as their crimes deferred*
and that in the presence of such persons, as our Governor
ihould fend to fee it done, which was what you promised ifr
by the direction of White people among you. If they are-*
thew your disapprobation of their conduct, by driving them
from your nation. That will be the belt and only evidence wo
can receive. >
Friends and Brothers,
You are sensible we have not received the lealt fatisfaCtior»
yet. It is time we Ihould know whether we may expect it
or not, and to put the matter off any longer, is what we can
not consent to.
A mail, by the name of Half-breed, M‘Cillivrey, who
lives in your nation, and calls himfelf King of all your HeaJ
Men, has sent us some letters, in which he acknowledge#
that the murders were committed by his direction, in order
to compel us to remove from the lands you gave us, and on
which thousands of our people are now fettled He has the
aflurance now, to demand,that we may give them up
and fays, in doing so, he speaks the voice of the Creek nation.*
Yuu bell know if he speaks the truth. It is owing to what
this man has said, that we have drawn out the numerous army
of warriors which you saw two days ago, and whom we are
determined not to lend home, until we get fatisfaftion foe
the injuries we have sustained. It is in our power to add a.
vast number to these, if it Ihould become necelfary. Ani
notwithstanding what M‘Gillivrey has told foine of your peo
ple, you may be allured, the Congrcfs are bound to affilt u»
when we make war with yo.ir nation. He has also tojd us,
as you have seen, that wbat your great men and warriors
have done at former treaties, lhallnot Hand. If he'comman Is
you and your lands, we ought to know it. We do not doubt,
you wrllthink it rcafonable and jui>, to ny*ke tis some recom
pence for the trouble and expeuce we have been at liuce tha
late unhappy times began.
Friends and Brothers,. < •> • ;
We will now tell you on what conditions we arc willing to
take your nation by the hand again, and bury all our diffe
rences. They are thefe —Full fatisfaftion for all murder*
* Here M‘Gillivtay’s letters to the Governor aud C*cr
miffionets were read.
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