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Ellis, Henry (1721-1806) to William H. Lyttelton (marked "copy")

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05228.01 Author/Creator: Ellis, Henry (1721-1806) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Letter signed Date: 7 December 1759 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

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.

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