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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03113
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0074] January-April 1785 
Title Extract from minutes of the Georgia Executive Council regarding the Creek Nation
Date 15 March 1785
Author Handley, George (1752-1793)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Extract from the minutes of the Georgia Executive Council prepared by George Handley, secretary of the council and later Governor of Georgia (1788-1789). Relates to an act recently passed respecting land within the state and the appointment of Major General [Lachlan] McIntosh, Colonel Elijah Clarke, and Colonel [Benjamin] Hawkins as commissioners for enacting the resolution. In addition, the Governor of Georgia, Samuel Elbert (1785-1786) is directed to appoint a commissioner to meet with the Creek Indians "in order to ascertain and determine the Line between the White people and the Indians of this State."
Subjects Land Transaction  American Indian History  Government and Civics  Law  Treaty  Diplomacy  Boundary or Property Dispute  Frontiers and Exploration  
People Handley, George (1752-1793)  Elbert, Samuel (1740-1788)  McIntosh, Lachlan (1725-1806)  Clarke, Elijah (1733-1799)  Hawkins, Benjamin (1754-1816)  
Place written Georgia
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859