contains a provision for the payment of debts owing to the several Indian traders, and it is remarkable for having been the first that mentions the fact of any moneyed consideration being given for their lands.
Would the James Adair (below) be James Adair, Indian trader ?
Bob Adair wrote about a 1774 lease:
Deed, from: Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 8 April, 1963, p. 434.
Colonial Conveyance Book CC, p. 729,
Lease agreement signed by 22 Indian Kings, Chiefs, headmen and warriors of the lower and upper Creek Nations, to Jonathan BRYAN of Georgia.
dated October 28, 1774, executed in "Indian Creek Nation, North America."
leases to said Byron / BRYAN of land by name of Lochewa and Appalache old fields, bounded west by Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachee River on North by line drawn from point on said river where the Cattanoochee and Flint Rivers meet, to the source of the St. Maryes River and from thence southwest course on direct line to the Gulf of Mexico and being part of the lands owned by the Creek Nations.
Witnesses: James ADAIR, Hugh BRYAN, Seaborn JONES. [for 100 pounds, and great regard for Byron (BRYAN), and year rental of 100 bushels of corn. Was a BRYAN a Gov. or attorney of GA ?
Probated by ADAIR and JONES in Granville Co. S.C. before Adrian MAYER,(MEYER ?) J.P. (Did Myer later write a book ?)
NOTE: The defined limits was from the present day southwest corner of Georgia south to the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by a corridor on the north by roughly the present day Georgia/ Florida line to the Atlantic and in the south on a similiar line crossing Florida somewhere above present day Gainesville.
end of extract.
Would James ADAIR (above) have received land from the lease in payment of debts in the 1773 treaty ?