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Collection Reference Number GLC05228.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Henry Ellis to John Rae, Lachlan McGillivray, Francis McCartan and others regarding their illicit trading with Cherokee Indians
Date 7 December 1759
Author Ellis, Henry (1721-1806)  
Recipient Rae, John  McGillivray, Lachlan  McCartan, Francis  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Circular letter from Georgia Governor Ellis to the merchants and storekeepers in Augusta, Georgia. Informs the merchants that he has learned from South Carolina Governor William H. Lyttelton of their involvement in "a clandestine and most pernicious traffick with the Indians especially the Cherokees." Forbids them from supplying traders with arms, ammunition, and other goods for the Cherokee, "who must be considered in a state of actual War with us." Threatens prosecution and the loss of future Indian trade licenses. Copy sent with a letter to Governor Lyttelton (see GLC05228.01)
Subjects American Indian History  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Smuggling  Ammunition  Weaponry  Military History  French and Indian War  Government and Civics  Law  
People Ellis, Henry (1721-1806)  Rae, John (fl. 1759)  McGillivray, Lachlan (fl. 1759)  McCartan, Francis (fl. 1759)  Lyttelton, William Henry Lyttelton, Baron (1724-1808)  
Place written Savannah, Georgia
Theme Native Americans; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Law; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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