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Collection Reference Number GLC00782.11.04
From Archive Folder The massacre of Chehaw Indians by Georgia militia 
Title John M. Davis to William Rabun regarding the Chehaw affair
Date 23 May 1818
Author Davis, John M. (fl. 1818)  
Recipient Rabun, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Assistant Inspector General Davis forwards Governor of Georgia William Rabun a letter from Andrew Jackson (see GLC00782.11.05) regarding the Chehaw Affair. Also explains his plans for a trip to apprehend Obediah Wright for massacring several Chehaw, a tribe allied with the Americans in the first Seminole War.
Subjects Military History  Military Law  President  American Indian History  Massacre  Atrocity  Law  Criminals and Outlaws  
People Davis, John M. (fl. 1818)  Rabun, William (1771-1819)  Wright, Obediah (fl. 1818)  
Place written Hartford, Georgia
Theme Law; The Presidency; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Hartford is a now-deserted town near Fort Early and the Chehaw village.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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