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In Their Own Words

October 11, 1738

Tomochichi Greeted Oglethorpe

In an unattributed day-by-day report from Savannah dated Oct. 22 that subsequently was reprinted in London’s Gentleman’s Magazine, the entry for Oct. 11 noted:

“On the 11th Tomo Chichi, Mico, came to wait upon the General. He had been very ill, but the good old Man was so rejoiced at the General’s Arrival, that he said it recovered him. He acquainted the General that the Chiefs of several Towns of the Creek Indian Nation were at his House to congratulate him on his Arrival, and to assure him of their Fidelity to the King of Great Britain.”

Source: John T. Juricek (ed.), Georgia Treaties, 1733-1763, Vol. XI in Alden T. Vaughan (ed.), Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789 (Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1989), p. 87.