To the great and illustrious chiefs of the Creek and other Indian nations,1814, a facsimile.

To the great and illustrious chiefs of the Creek and other Indian nations,1814, a facsimile.

Published Date

  • published 1814

Description

  • A reproduction of the earliest known West Florida imprint. Original was printed aboard the H.M.S. ''Tonnant'' in Dec. 1814. A few months before, this British man-of-war had besieged Washington D.C. and along with other British forces in Chesapeake area, burned a number of buildings in the new nation's capital. Now the Tonnant's mission was to sail to the Gulf Coast with the mission to attract Indian allies to the British cause and to confront the U.S. Army under Andrew Jackson. Hence this broadside was printed aboard the Tonnant to be distributed to the Indian Chiefs.