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Elijah Clarke letter to Col. Benjamin Cleavland

Elijah Clarke letter to Col. Benjamin Cleavland

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elijah Clarke letter to Col. Benjamin Cleavland
Creator: Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799
Inclusive Dates: 1787 June 24
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2615
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Elijah Clarke (1733-1799), Georgia frontiersman.

For more information, see the article Elijah Clarke (1742-1799) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Elijah Clarke, Hickory Grove, (Ga.) to Col. Benjamin Cleavland, Franklin County (Ga.), dated June 24, 1787. Clarke has just returned from seeing the Governor in Augusta and discusses the Governor's assurance that a treaty with the Creek Indians is imminent, mentions Alexander McGillvrary, and talks about a misunderstanding between the Indians and the Indian Commissioners.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elijah Clarke letter to Col. Benjamin Cleavland, ms2615, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

General Notes

Also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cleavland, Benjamin
Creek Indians -- Georgia.
McGillivray, Alexander, approximately 1740-1793

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1789 June 24 Access Online