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Title:[Letter] 1804 Oct. 6, Creek Agency [to] Colo[nel Return J.] Meigs, Southwest Point, [Tennessee] / Benjamin Hawkins: a machine-readable transcription
Author:Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816

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Date: October 6, 1804
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Benjamin Hawkins, U.S. agent to the Creek Indians, to Colonel Return J. Meigs, U.S. agent to the Cherokee Indians, dated October 6, 1804. Hawkins reports to Meigs that he has found several horses belonging to Abraham Bird. In addition, he commends Meigs on his plans to remove Wafford and Co., who have caused great distress to the Indians and inhibited further transactions. The letter is written from the Creek Agency and directed to Meigs at Southwest Point.
Repository:The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
Collection:State Library Cherokee Collection
Folder: 8

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Creek agency
6th Octr. [October] 1804

I have three horses of the discription [description] of those from Abraham Bird . One Chestnut sorrel and one [unclear: dim ] brand A and one black I forget his brand but the discription [description] answers for Mr. Bird They were brought [added: [unclear: from ]] some whose [unclear] the Mississippi . Since your letter to me I have one from him via New Orleans and I address them to you b[gap]ause I know not where to address to him.

I am glad to find that you are likely soon to remove Wafford and Co. which has caused your and my department so much trouble and which has lessened the confidence the Indians have in the justice of our government and [unclear: miscarrys ] all our transactions with Indians-

I am with much esteem & regard
Sir, your obedient ser [servant]

Benjamin Hawkins

Colo. [Colonel] Meigs

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From Colo. [Colonel] Hawkins Septr. [September] 6th 1804

A [Abraham] Bird s horses found 8th October 1804


[unclear: Lt. ] Colo. [Colonel] Meigs agent for the Cherokees S.W. [Southwest] Point

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