• Creator
  • Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
  • Created Date
  • 1815-02-26
  • Description
  • Benjamin Hawkins, U.S. Agent to the Creeks, writes to Georgia Governor Peter Early (1813-1815) on February 26, 1815 regarding news of a treaty between the Americans and British (ostensibly the Treaty of Ghent, ratified February 17, 1815). After receiving word of the treaty, Hawkins reports that he sent runners to the British to notify them of the new peace and that he ordered his Creek regiment to prepare for departure from the field. He indic... more
    Benjamin Hawkins, U.S. Agent to the Creeks, writes to Georgia Governor Peter Early (1813-1815) on February 26, 1815 regarding news of a treaty between the Americans and British (ostensibly the Treaty of Ghent, ratified February 17, 1815). After receiving word of the treaty, Hawkins reports that he sent runners to the British to notify them of the new peace and that he ordered his Creek regiment to prepare for departure from the field. He indicates that the British and American troops celebrated the peace together. Hawkins also mentions the Battle of New Orleans. Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local identification number: tcc891. Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 76, folder 25, document 23. less
  • Format
  • 3 pages/leaves