In the journal Blount discusses the landscape; encounters with Cherokee Indians in the area; and problems the surveyors faced during their work. He also includes a list of Cherokee words with their Creek and English equivalents.
Expenses include food, supplies, and pack horses; room and board; ferriage; and labor and services (for example, washing and shoeing horses, or "Cherokee man to show the Cherokee line"). Transcripts are included.
The letter requests that the members of the Georgia-Alabama Boundary Survey Commission ("charged with running the dividing line between the States of Georgia and Alabama") meet in Milledgeville the next month. A transcript is included.
In the letter Murphy mentions that Lewis has not replied to recent correspondence regarding his appointment to the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission. Murphy sends this message by an express messenger ("It would not be proper to abandon a matter of...
In the letter Blount reports on the progress of the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission; although the team is having difficulty finding its next point, his "prospects have brightend" and his "hopes strengthend lately"; the commissioner from Alabama...
Account written by Richard Blount (while serving on the Georgia-Alabama Boundary Survey Commission) describing the Cherokees' negative reaction to the boundary survey. Blount met with Cherokee representatives to defend the work: "We are sent here...
In the letter Kelly commends the negotiation efforts of the Alabama representatives on the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission; he does not give specific details, but he alludes to tension between the two states. Though not a commissioner himself...
The three men represented Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission. In the letter Crawford explains that he has just "borrowed a sufficient sum of money to meet our immediate wants," and he has written the governor to request more funds. He...
Both men served on the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission; Lewis represented Alabama, and Blount represented Georgia. In the letter Blount reports that the commissioners have "clos'd the boundary line." He describes specific points along the line,...
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