Collection: Payments to Citizens of Georgia

Payment – 01

The Commissioner appointed by the president of the United States. under the fourth article of the treaty concluded with the Creek Nation, on the 8th day of January, 1821 to ascertain the balance that may be due by the Creek Nation to the citizens of the State of Georgia agreeable to the said article of treaty and the agreement between the Commissioners of Georgia and the Creek Nation, proceeded, in conformity to the instructions from the Department of War, to pronounce the following decisions on the several claims presented to him. Payments to Claims Rejected Claims Admitted 1791, James Espey. One horse,  Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine . 150.00 1792-3, Theophius Simonton. Eight horses, This claim is provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. It is allowed, although drat part of the instructions have not been complied with which requires the party to make oath, &c., but it is proved that the original claimant died so recently, it is presumed there is no legal representation. . 500.00 1794, John Griffin. Two horses, The only point which is not fully established in this case, is, that of compensation not having been received, &c. It may be fairly inferred from what the executor says on the subject of the demand through the State Commissioners that no compensation was received or reprisal made for the property lost. The claim...

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Payment – 11

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1793. Sarah Parker. Three. horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The value of the property is ascertained by reference to the original claim, sworn to in 1802, and supported by the evidence of two witnesses. . 260.00 1793. Isaac Dennard. One horse, There being no evidence in support of this claim, it must be rejected. 100.00 . 1775 to ’82. Samuel Alexander, deceased.  Eight horses, seventy head of cattle, This claim i provided for by the treaty of Augusta; and, although, all the charges are not supported by full proof. it is considered a fair claim, and is recommended to the favorable consideration of the President. The charges for property destroyed ought not to be allowed, because they are not provided for by the treaty. 1,115.00146.78 . 1790, ‘2. Joseph McCutchen. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 260.00 1791. James Smith. Four horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 275.00 1790. John Tanner, deceased. Four horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The charges for the horses lost in May, 1790, are rejected. They are comprehended in the treaty of New York. 180.00 . 1788. Thomas Espey. Two horses, 278.00 . 1787, William Richards. One horse, &c. 166.00 . 1789. William Vint, deceased. Two horses, 100.00 . 1788. William Patrick....

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Doc. No. 268

To the House of Representatives of the United States: Washington, May 9, 1828 The report of the Secretary of War, herewith transmitted, with the documents annexed, contain the information requested by a resolution of the third of April last, relating to payments made to the citizens of Georgia under the fourth article of the Treaty with the Creek Nation, of 8th February, 1821, and to the disallowance of certain claims exhibited under that Treaty, and to the reasons for rejecting the same. John Quincy Adams. Department of War May 8, 1828 SIR : The Secretary of War, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d ultimo, requesting the President of the United States to lay before that House “a statement of the amount allowed and paid to the citizens of Georgia. under the fourth article of the Treaty with the Creek Nation. of the 8th February, 1811, for losses occasioned by Indian depredations; also, a statement of the claims disallowed, and the reasons for rejecting the same, exhibiting, separately, such as have been rejected on account of their being for property destroyed, and such as have been refused payment, in whole or in part, because they were for interest, damages, or the increase of negro property carried away, and distinguishing them from such as have been disallowed for defect of evidence;” has the honor...

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Payment – 10

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1799. Samuel Alexander, sen. deceased. Ten horses, – – 900.00 One hundred and fifty head of cattle, – -750 Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. The claim for property destroyed is not allowed. The treaty does not provide for it. 1,450.00 1.650.00 1780, ’81. Asa Alexander. Two horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 175.00 1788. John Cole, deceased. One negro, £80 sterling, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of New York. The claim for the cattle lost in 1793 is rejected for want of evidence in its support. 342.85 342.85 1788. Stephen Corker. One negro woman, £50 sterling, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of New York. . 214.28 1793. Francis Pugh. One negro, $500. Seven horses, 525 Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the property destroyed is rejected, the treaty not having provided for it. 690.00 1025.00 786. John True, deceased. Two rifle guns, three saddles, five horses, This claim is not strictly in form. The loss of the property is sufficiently established, through the claimants having neglected to file a memorial of the claim, as required by the instructions. It is, however, referred to the President as a fair claim, at least so Much of it as embraces the above charges, which are provided for by the treaty of Shoulderbone....

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Payment – 04

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1792. Matthew Gaston, deceased. Two horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . $250.00 1793. Stephen Stephens. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 80.00 1793. George Stephens. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 200.00 1794. Jesse Thompson, deceased. One hose. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 150 00 1791. William Jones. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 125.00 1791. Thomas Ford, deceased. Four horses, — $400 1793. Three horses – – – 325 Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The charge for the hogs killed is rejected. 130.06 725.00 1793. Benjamin Brown. Three horses, The charges for a horse burnt, and various small articles destroyed, are rejected. 171.00 255.00 1791 to ’99. John Ford, deceased. One house and other buildings burnt, &c. &c. The variance in the description of property mentioned in the claim, and in that rendered in 1803. is so great as to constitute an objection as to its fairness. Taking the two together, it is impossible to fix upon the precise periods when the property war, lost or destroyed, so as to determine, under what treaty it is to he classed. If the property was destroyed previous to the treaty of Coleraine concluded in 1796, then there is...

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Payment – 05

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1788. John Burnett. Eight negroes, at $300 each. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of New York. The affidavit of the executors of J. Burnett. deceased. made at Coleraine, in 1796, and supported by the evidence of Martin Palmer, has been adopted as the criterion for ascertaining the value of the property. The charge for two negroes billed, houses. &c. burnt, and cattle and horses stolen, are rejected: they are not warranted by the terms of the treaty. 5,200.00 $2,400.00 1791, ’93. Thomas Findlay, deceased. Four horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The two horses stated to have been lost, May, 1790 are embraced in the period comprehended in the treaty of New York which contains no provision fur property of that description. The claim for their value is therefore rejected. . 400.00 1781. Charles Jordan, deceased. One negro man, three horses, 65 head of cattle, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 1,150.00 1795. Thomas Baldwin, deceased. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The –value of the property ascertained by reference to the original claim, made in 1802. . 77.14 1791. Archd. Gresham. One negro man, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 500.00 1800. William Barnett. Two horses, This claim is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson....

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Payment – 06

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1795. James Findley, one horse Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the value of the horse lost in 1788, is rejected. because the treaty of New York, which followed the loss, does not provide for it. 45.00 $ 100.00 1793. Robert Wright, one horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine.   75.00 1799. Stephen Bishop, one horse. $ 125; 50 head of cattle. $ 200 This claim is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson, rind is rejected for the reasons assigned in the case of Moses Manning, page 21. 325.00   1793. Isaac Stocks, deceased, four horses Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the value of the horses lost in 1788 is rejected, because the treaty of New York, which followed the loss, does not provide for property of that description. . 410.00 1796. William Green, deceased, one horse Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 100.00 1778; ’82. Samuel Winslet, sen. four horses The proof in support of a part of this claim. to wit. for two horses, valued at $ 350 is sufficient; for the remainder of the claim there is no evidence. It. is, however, deemed a fair claim, as to the value of the horses lost previous to the year 1787, and is...

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Payment – 07

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1793. Joseph Key. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The charge for a horse lost in 1789 is rejected. The treaty of New York, which followed the loss, does not provide for it, 100.00 $ 75.00 1780. John Lang. Five horses, nine cattle, 9.520, provided for by the treaty of Augusta; one negro girl. $ 300, treaty of New York, Allowed. The charges for houses burnt and horses stolen in 1788 are rejected. The treaty of New York does not provide for them 400.00 320.00 1793. John Waller Key. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 260.00 1793. George Lee. Three horses, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 326.00 1779,’80, ’81. Isaac Stewart, deceased. Seven horses, twenty-five head of cattle Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 715.00 1793. James Fielder. Two horses. Allowed. Provided for by the Treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the horses lost in 1788 and ’89 is rejected. The treaty of New York, which followed the loss, does not provide for it, 330.00 150.00 1779. Sylvanus Walker. Two negroes, — $ 800 1778, ’80, ’81, ’82. Twelve horses, — $935 1783. Fifty head of cattle 250 Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. The claim for the value of the two horses lost...

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Payment – 08

Payments to Claims Rejected Claims Admitted 1793. John Gilbert. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 240.00 1778. David Thurmond. Four horses, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 478.00 1779. Mary Thurmond. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. The value of the property has been ascertained by reference to the claim, sworn to in 1803, and supported by the testimony of David Thurmond. . 165.00 1793. George Shaw. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 75.00 1791, ’93. Alexander Reid, deceased. Thirteen head of horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 1,365.00 1793. Richard Newton, deceased. Two horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The charge for the horse lost in 1801 is rejected. It is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson. and is embraced in the class of excluded claims referred to in the President’s instructions, 150.00 100.00 1793. Adam Bays. Three horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 170.00 1799. Zebadiah Briggs. One horse, this claim is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson, and is comprehended in the 5th class of excluded claims mentioned in the President’s instructions. 30.00   1792 ‘3. David Robertson. deceased. Five horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the...

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Payment – 09

Payments to Claims Rejected Claims Admitted 1779. Charles McColours, deceased. Twenty-six head of cattle, one horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 211.80 1778, ’81. Drea Wilder. Six cows and calves, four horses, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 442.00 1779. William Wilder. Fifteen horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 1,200.00 1785. Wiseman Bridges. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Galphinton. . 100.00 1782. George Barber. Twenty-eight horses, at $ 50 each, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 1,400.00 1778. Robert Carr, deceased. Eighteen horses, twelve head of cattle, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 1,300.00 1793. Hugh Brown, senior. Five horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 425.00 1793. John Hardee. One horse, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 75 00 1798. Merriman Pond. One horse, This claim is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson, and is comprehended in the class of excluded claims referred to in the President’s instructions. 100.00 . 1793. James Ford. One rifle gun, trunk of goods, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The claim for the horse lost in 1801 is provided for by the treaty of Fort Wilkinson, and is embraced in the 5th class of excluded claims, referred to in...

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Payment – 02

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1795-4. Archibald Norris. 2 horses. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . $  175.00 1786. Benjamin Elsbury. 4 horses, — – – $575.00 The valuation of the property appearing to be exorbitant, one-third was deducted from it $191.66, which is allowed, and provided for by the treaty of Shoulderbone. . 383.34 1786. Benjamin Elsbury, deceased. 1 mare and a colt, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Shoulderbone. The charges for the steer killed, and horses burnt, are rejected. They are not provided for by the treaty. . 200.00 1790. Joseph Smith. deceased. For horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . 300.00 1794. Joseph Watters, deceased. 1 mare and colt, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. The charges for the 2 horses lost in 1788 and ’89, are rejected. They are not provided for by the treaty of New York, which followed the loss, 394.28 113.67 1797. James Butler. One horse, This claim originated subsequently to the Treaty of Coleraine, and during the time the act of Congress of the 19th May, 1,796, regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, was in operation; afterwards, to wit, in 1802, the Treaty of Fort Wilkinson was concluded, by the second act of which S 5,000 were stipulated for the payment of claims of this description. It is...

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Payment – 18

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims admitted. 1775. James Wooton. deceased. Two horses. There is no evidence in support of this claim ; but it may be referred to the President. as a fair claim. As to the charge for the negro, it must be rejected. The mere circumstance of his having been missing cannot constitute a just charge against the Creek nation. If he was seen in the Creek nation, it was more than probable that he entered it voluntarily. The claimant should have demanded his negro from the nation, which appears to have been omitted. 300.00 150.00 1788. Jacob Helverton. One old negro woman. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of New York. The balance of the claim is rejected ; the treaty does not provide for it. 1,016.00 100.00 1789. John Tompkins, deceased. Dwelling-house. &c., two horses, This claim must be rejected. The treaty of New York, which followed the loss of the property, does not provide for it. 2,390.00 . 1797. Benj. Wafford. Seven horses, valued at This claim is rejected. It is of the description of claims provided for by the second article of the Treaty of Fort Wilkinson. and should have been prosecuted in the manner prescribed by the act of Congress regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes. 1.150.00 . 1789. James Scarlet, deceased. One negro boy, Allowed. Provided for by the...

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Payment – 03

Payments for Property Claims Rejected Claims Admitted 1792. John Rogers. 4 horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Coleraine. . $ 510 00 1782. Michael Hindsman. 4 horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 420 00 1782. Thomas Lackey. 2 horses. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 200.00 1777. Charles Heard, deceased. I negro, $500, 2 rifle guns, furniture, &c. and supposed to halve been carried off, $240. This much of the claim is allowed, and provided for by the treaty of Augusta. The charges for property destroyed, amounting to $600, is rejected, because the treaty does not provide for it. 600.00 740.00   1782. John Nelson, deceased. 1 negro woman, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 350.00 1780, ’82. Peter Strozier. 13 horses, Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 1,350.00 1776. ’77. Samuel Whatley. 2 horses, This claim. is without evidence in its support, but is considered a fair claim and is reported to the President for his special decision. It is provided for by the treaty of Augusta. . 189 00 1779, ’82. Richard Tiner. 12 horses, &c. Allowed. Provided for by the treaty of Augusta.. The value of the horses has been ascertained, by reference to the at affidavit of the original claimant, made in 1803, -supported by the testimony of three witnesses....

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Claims under the Treaty of Augusta

The claims allowed tinder the foregoing decisions of the Commissioner have been classed under the different treaties by which they are provided for. The following statements will show the number and amount (alphabetically arranged) ascertained under each treaty; to which is added a statement embracing the class of claims which are not supported by full proof, but which are considered fair claims, and reported to the President for his special decision. Statement of Claims allowed by the Commissioner under the foregoing decisions, and which are provided for by the Treaty of Augusta. A. . 1779, Alexander, Samuel, sen. 1650.00 1780-81, Alexander, Asa 175.00 B. . 1782, Bankston, Jacob 555.00 1778-81, Buckhalter, Michael 607.50 1780-1-2, Bagby, George 665 00 1780, Barnet, Nathan 300.00 1781, Bishop, James 900.00 1782, Barber, George 1,400.00 C. . 1777-80, Culpepper, Joseph 2.85 1778, Carr, Robert 1,300.00 1781, Conner, Daniel 75.00 1780, Cloud, Noah 70.00 E. . 1779, Eilands, Absalom 192.22 G. . 1780-81, Glass. John 1,345.00 H. . 1782, Hindman, Michael 420.00 1777, Heard, Charles 740.00 1780, Huff, Samuel 100.00 J. . 1781, Jordan, Charles 1,150.00 L. . 1781, Lackey, Thomas 200.00 1780. Lang, John 520.00 M. . 1779, McColours, Charles 211.80 N.   1782, Nelson, John 350.00 P . 1780. 81, Prunnels, Janet 425.00 S. . 1780-82, Shozier, Peter 1,350.00 1778-80-81 Steward, Isaac 715.00 T. . 1779,’82, Tiner. Richard 1,020.00 1778, Thurmond, David 478.50...

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Payment – 12

Payments to Claims rejected. Claims Admitted 1789. William Daniel, deceased. Three horses, 235.00 . 1789. Thomas Barron. Two horses, 118.00 . 1788. Mary Rogers. Two horses, 90.00 . 1787. Samuel Barnett, deceased. Twelve horses, 650.00 . 1787. Alexander Corry. Three horses, 290.00 . 1787. Robert Corry. Two horses, 300.00 . 1787. Abram Barnett, deceased. Two horses, 150.00 . 1788. John Patrick, sen’r. Two horses, 150.00 . 1787. Zachariah Thompson, deceased. Two horses, 40.00 . 1788. Hugh Hall, deceased. Two horses, 175.00 . 1788. Robert Hendon. Two horses, 115.00 . 1789. James Bridges. Three horses 250.00 . 1787,’88. Joseph Carmichael. Four horses, &c. 750.00 . 1787. James Harrel. Three horses, 270. 00 . 1787. John Newton, deceased. Three horses, 175.00 . 1787. Isaac Johnson. Out, horse, &c. 112.00 . 1737. Henry Johnson. One horse, &c. 80.00 . 1787. Benjamin Treble. Two horses, 180.00 . 1787. David Russell. One horse, 140.00 . 1788. Daniel Stewart. Two horses, 180.00 . 1787. Charles Culpepper. One horse, 300.00 . 1787. Ephraim Scarborough. One horse, 80.00 . 1787. William Kemp. Three horses, &c. 677.00 . 1788. John Quinn. One horse, 100.00 . 1788. Charles Moorman. Three horses, 285.00 . 1788. Benjamin Sessions. Four horses, 260.00 . 1787. Alexander Irwin, deceased. Two horses, 175.00...

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