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limits of the United States. Their whole number is 17,280, of which
5,860 are fighting men. Their principal towns lie in latitude 32° and
longitude 11° 20' from Philadelphia. . They are settled in a hilly but
not moutainous country. The soil is fruitful in a high degree, and well
watered, abounding in creeks and rivulets, from whence they are called
the Creek Indians. -
The SE MINoLAs, a division of the creek nation, inhabit a level, flat.

country on the Appalachicola and Flint rivers, fertile and well watered.

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reconnoitring the country, marked the spot on which Savannah now stands, as the fittest to begin their settlement. Here they accordingly be gan, and built a small fort; a number of small huts for their defence andf accommodation. Such of the settlers as were able to bear arms, were embodied, and well appointed with officers, arms, and ammunition. A treaty of friendship was concluded between the settlers and their neigh

bours, and the Creek Indians, and every thing wore the aspect of peace

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