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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|Henry Ellis to William H. Lyttelton regarding illicit trade with the Cherokee Indians in Georgia (marked "copy")
|7 December 1759
|Ellis, Henry (1721-1806)
|Lyttelton, William H.
|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.
|American Indian History Merchants and Trade Commerce Smuggling Ammunition Weaponry Military History French and Indian War Government and Civics Law
|Ellis, Henry (1721-1806) Lyttelton, William Henry Lyttelton, Baron (1724-1808)
|Native Americans; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Law; French & Indian Wars
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from Henry Ellis to John Rae, Lachlan McGillivray, Francis McCartan and others regarding their illicit trading with Cherokee Indians