Summary: Letter from Benjamin Hawkins, U.S. Agent to the Creeks, to John Milledge, Governor of Georgia (1802-1806), dated July 29, 1806. Hawkins reports on orders received from the Secretary of War for running a boundary line pursuant to the Treaty of Washington, concluded between the U.S. and the Creek Nation on November 14, 1805. Hawkins also writes regarding a number of captured slaves who are in his possession at the Creek Agency. He suggests a course of action to expeditiously return them to their owners.
Creek agency 29 July 1806
I have just received orders from the Secretary at
War for the running and marking the line from the High shoals of
"It is desirable that the owners should apply immediately in person or by order to receive them. If by order it must be subsequent to their apprehension as I am informed some old powers of attorney have been given to get such property one half for the other, all of which powers I consider as void by the manner in which the property is got in possession of by me for the owners."
I have the honour to be very respectfully
your Excellencys most Obedient Servant
NOTE: Information obtained from the University System of Georgia Library
Transcribed by Kim Gordon
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