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Davis, John M. (fl. 1818) to William Rabun

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.11.04 Author/Creator: Davis, John M. (fl. 1818) Place Written: Hartford, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 May 1818 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Assistant Inspector General Davis forwards Governor of Georgia William Rabun a letter from Andrew Jackson (see GLC00782.11.05) regarding the Chehaw Affair. Also explains his plans for a trip to apprehend Obediah Wright for massacring several Chehaw, a tribe allied with the Americans in the first Seminole War.

People: Davis, John M., fl. 1818.
Rabun, William, 1771-1819.
Georgia. Governor (1817-1819 : Rabun)
Wright, Obediah, fl. 1818.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Military Law, President American Indian History, Massacre, Atrocity, Law, Criminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform