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August 25, 1950

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THE CLINCH COUNTY NEWS ...... IL i i i WIREGRASS GEORGIA (Continued from page 1) "not one cent will he paid you!". He reminded them in view o Fort Mires and a long string of other a- trocities, they were lucky not be shot down &a the spot like dogs. Thirty-six Ind~ian chiefs and "leading-men" signed the treaty "on the dotted line." By its terms they ceded practically all of he Tallas- see Country from. the Wayne an] C~amden Count: line to the Chatta- hoochee River, also greater areas over in Alabama. The north line e~tablished by the treaty for the Tallassee Country, was defined as follows: Beginning at a point on the Chattahoochee opposite "Eufau- la-town." and then running a .direct line easLward to the Wayne County and Camden Co.mary line. The ef- fect was to leave a strip of varying width lyinlg between the ceded lands and the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers, which strip remained unce- tied until 1818. , As already indicated, the Treaty of For~ Jackson was the first and only cession of lands by the Indians J'or w~aich theY received no money. The cession' of the Tallassee Country took away from the Creeks the legal title to their favorite hunt- ing~grounds. As already explained in a pre- vious article, there were no to~vns in the territory e.ast of the Flint River. hence the warfare against the Creeks had to be taken to where they lived beyond the Flint. cure from fifth colunan activities while our boys are fighting commu- nism overseas. UJ:iver.