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This Day in Georgia History

November 01, 1783

Treaty of Augusta Signed by Georgia and Creeks

Georgia commissioners and Creek chiefs signed a treaty at Augusta that was identical with a treaty signed by the Cherokees earlier on May 31 - also at Augusta. The two documents - referred to as the Treaty of Augusta - ceded to Georgia the land between the Ogeechee and Oconee rivers. However, Creek Chief Alexander McGillivray and many of his followers refused to recognize the treaty, and questions of its legality would continue until the Treaty of New York in 1790.