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Boarding Bill for Eight Creek Indians

Identifier: MS-3682

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This bill documents the stay of eight Creek Indians in Nashville, TN on May 24, 1799. They were charged 33 1/2 cents each, which included the price of one gallon of whiskey during their boarding by William Maclin. The bill was addressed to the United States government by the Secretary of State for Tennessee (1796-1807) William Maclin, Sr. The document was signed by John B. Cross, J.C. Macline, Maclin T. Cross, Andrew Henry, and William Carvin.


  • 1799 May 27


The material in this collection is in English.

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William Maclin, Secretary of State for Tennessee, on May 24, 1799 issued a bill for the United States government concerning the boarding of eight Creek Indians for 33 1/2 cents each (including one gallon of whiskey) for two nights in Nashville, TN.

Biographical/Historical Note

Often called the Muscogee or Creek people, the Creek Indians are a confederation of Native Americans that once lived in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina before they were relocated to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma in the years 1836 and 1837 with the implementation of the Removal Treaty in 1832.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased in 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA