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Collection Reference Number GLC05228.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Henry Ellis to William H. Lyttelton regarding illicit trade with the Cherokee Indians in Georgia (marked "copy")
Date 7 December 1759
Author Ellis, Henry (1721-1806)  
Recipient Lyttelton, William H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Georgia Governor Ellis responds to South Carolina Governor Lyttelton's letter about illicit trade with the Cherokee Indians occurring in Georgia. Expresses his desire to discipline those involved with selling arms and ammunition to the Cherokee. Mentions John Williams as one of the people who they have information on; Ellis indicates that he is "determined to treat him with Severity." Also notes that he has sent a circular letter to the merchants supplying the traders (see GLC05228.02) which he hopes will deter them. Discusses the possibility of enlisting the aid of the Creeks in fighting against the Cherokee. Notes that he has sent troops to take command of fort Augusta to defend it against the Indians. Written during the French and Indian War.
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)  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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