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Benjamin Hawkins letters

Benjamin Hawkins letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin Hawkins letters
Creator: Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
Inclusive Dates: 1800 November 9, 1802 March 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 letters)
Collection Number: ms943
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816), planter, Indian agent (appointed by U.S. president George Washington in 1796), general superintendent of all Indians south of the Ohio, born in Warren County, North Carolina.

For more information, see the article Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters written by Benjamin Hawkins. Dated Fort Williamson, November 9, 1800, for David Henley, the first letter informs Henley of affairs among the Creek Indians and tells of moving his residence to Toolcambatchee, on the Tallapoosa River. Dated Toolcambatchee, Ga., March 21, 1802, to Mr. Joseph Clay, the second letter reports that a conference with the Creeks will be held on May 1st which will be of interest to Georgia and the Indians.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Hawkins letters, ms943, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, zthe 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

Clay, Joseph, 1741-1804
Creek Indians -- Georgia.
Creek Indians -- Government relations.
Henley, David, 1749-1823
Indian agents -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter , 1800 November 9 Access Online
11Letter, 1802 March 21 Access Online