SATURDAY, November 18, 1786.
GEORGIA STATE GAZETTE
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FREEDOM of the PRESS, and TRIAL by JURY, to remain inviolate forever. Constitution of Georgia.
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AUGUST A, Nov. 18.
In CO U IL, November i©, 178/5.
THE Board took up the order of the day, that relates to
a communication of the Board of Commissioners ap
pointed to treat with the Creek Indians, when the following
order was taken :
That tbe said treaty be deposited in the State Secretay’s
That the immediate file be difmifled, and placed in the
Archives of Office.
That by virtue of tbe said treaty, the Commanding Officer
in the rel'pettive diflrk"h«, do, without delay, difdiarge all
polls, guards, and spies of every defeription.
That the Governor draw a warrant on the Treaforer in fa
vor of John Habcrfham, Esq. Chairman, for the sum of.
twelve hundred and fifty pound* 4erl:ng„ in order to enable
them'to difeharge feVeral engagemehts entered into on pub
lic accdunt, the said Board to be accountable.
That upon a recommendation of the said Commissioners,
Captain James Perry be, and he is hereby appointed, the Of
ficer to take into fafe keeping five Creek hostages; with pow
ers to appoint two ferjeants, and ten private men, to serve as
a constant guard over the said hostages, during the time they
may remain as such.
That Jhe firft clause of the concurrent resolutions of the
Legidature of the 3d day of August last pad, together with
the articles of a treaty of peace, amity, and commerce, en
tered into by the beforefaid Commissioners with the Creek
Indians, be published j and all persons therein concerned are
required to pay due regard to the fame.
Ordered, That the said communication, and the order taken
thereon,! be also published.
Extract from the Minutes,
JAMES MERIWETHER, S. E. C.
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B O A R D of COMMISSIONERS,
: Shoulder-Bone, October 26, 178 6. *
.WHEREAS from the uncertainty of being able to procure
goods at Savannah for the Indian treaty, it became neceilary
to purchafea quantity ip Augtifla ; and it appearing that the
goods pi opofed to be purehafed at Savannah have been fiuce
obtained, and that the amount thereof exceeds that of the order
on theTieafury given by his Honor the Governor in Council,
the ult. and being evident to the Board, that in order to
difeharge the several engagements they have entered into on
publrc account, not only for goods, hut the payment of ex
■prefles, linguists, &c. it is indispensably necefiaijf’ to recom
■inend to the Honorable the Executive, an augmentation of
■the sum set apart by the Legiilature for the abyve purpolc ;
■which recommendation they are of opinion the ibth article of
to the Commissioners authorises tl£m to make.
I Rejoined therefore, That this Board do, for the leafons
■above-mentioned, recommend to his Honor the Governor,
that he issue another warrant on the, Treafuiy, in
wavor of the Chairman, for the sum of twelvfj hundred and
1 w kich, with five hundred pound*! called for the
■S C August, and fiuce obtained, will make the sum of ft-
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venteen hundred and fifty potmds ; for which the ■Commiflio
ncu will account when the bulinefs of the treaty is finiflied.
A true copy from the Minutes,
JAMES M. STEOART, C. B. C.
- Board of Commissioners for Indian Affairs,
. Augusta, Nov. 8, t?B6.
WE returned from Shoulder-Bone two days finte; and
have the honor to transmit herewith the treaty entered inttr
with the Creek Indians, Which was signed the 3d iuftant. '•
On our arrival at cantp we were concerned to find that the
head men present were from fifteen totVns only, but three of
which were of the upper part of the nation, by parties from
which the mfirders had been, committed last spring. We hjtd
been led to expetf, from our information, that a more confi*
derable number would have attended. The Indians, how*
ever, assured us, that majiy of the Chiefs present were au*
thorifed to fpfealt for'other towns than those they immediate*
ly repiefented, and that such towns Would consequently be
bound by whatever was‘Concluded upon; the present being
the season sos hunting, was also dffered as a rCafon for th*
non-attendance of many; and further, that M'Gillivrey had
advised the Upper Creeks not to go to the treaty, as he would
fettle all matters for them by writing. There did not remain
any doubt with us that the latter was the true cause, being
sensible of his disposition to thwart a measure, which would
so materially interfere with his private views.
After some consideration we agreed to enter on business
with the Indians, the progress and result of which, your Ho*
nor has already been informed of.
With refpeft to the hostages, we would recommend that
the measures we have suggested to your honorable Board (by
our inclofed refojution of this date) as iieceflary for their se
curity and support, be taken; We would at the fame time
refpe*sfully recommend, that the Officer who is to have the
charge of them, may be directed to extend every degree of
indulgence, and good treatment, to them, which may not be
inconsistent with his duty, and their fafe keeping. Mr. Phi
lip Scott, who speaks the Creek language, has agreed to flay
We also enclose a recommendation to your honorable Board
for the advancement of a further sum of money, to enable us
to difeharge the demands against us on public account.
We lhall in another letter lay before you au account of the
expenditures appertaining to our department, and have the
honor to be, very refpeftfully, Sir,
Your Honor’s mod obedient servants,
By order of the ) JOHN HABERSHAM, Chairman
Board, 5 of Board of Commissioners.
His Honor Edward 7 elf air, Esq.
Governor, &c. &c.
Board of Commissioners, Augusta, Nov. 8, 178 6.
WHEREAS it is necessary that proper provision for the
fecurity and maintenance of the five Indian hostages now here
fhonld Le made as soon as polfible,
Re/ched , That it be recommended to his Honor the Go