Oglethorpe further promised to establish a schedule of rates and prices fortrade goods. In light of the bitter and hostile relationships between the Creeks and theEnglish prior to 1733, it is evident that without Tomochichi's help such a treaty wouldnot have been concluded. The significance of this treaty cannot be under estimated for init Oglethorpe not only removed the most serious Indian threat to South Carolina, he luredaway to the English camp a friend of the French and Spanish.
His respect for the Indians carried over into his dealing with Tomochichi. Astheir friendship grew, Oglethorpe consulted with him on matters affecting Indianrelations. Part of this probably stemmed from Oglethorpe's efforts to groom Tomochichi fora leadership role with the Indians. Good relations with the Indians would also help swayimportant parliamentary support in England. In 1734, Oglethorpe took Tomochichi and otherfamily members to England where they were presented to King George I and the Archbishop ofCanterbury.
When Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow’s youngest sister, Ivy (second from left), died in a plane crash at age 16, the remaining siblings decided to always honor the love they had shared. In doing so, Chaplik-Aleskow (far right) believes Ivy lives on in the hearts of her family and friends.
Two days later Hawthorne wrote to a friend "Iliked Melville so much that I have asked him to spend a few dayswith me." This would be the first of a series of visits,supplemented by written correspondence, that would continue untilthe gradual cooling off of the friendship late in 1852.In the beginning the relationship was a great source of comfortand intellectual stimulation to Melville, who believed he hadfinally found the soul mate for whom he had been yearning.
Shortly after arrival, and through the offices of Tomochichi, Oglethorpe wasable to conclude a treaty of friendship with the Lower Creeks. Tomochichi helped convincethe attending chiefs that Oglethorpe and his settlers were not a threat and could betrusted. During the treaty conference, Tomochichi declared to the gathered chiefsOglethorpe's "goodness". This was a major accomplishment for Oglethorpe for ithelped to secure the new colony from threat of attack by the most powerful of the Indiantribes in the Southeast. The Creeks ceded land to the colony and agreed not to molestEnglish traders. In exchange, Oglethorpe promised to punish the traders who defrauded theIndians or destroyed their property.
What proved refreshingly different in the case of Georgia was the respect andregard they received from the colony's founder, James Edward Oglethorpe. He, in turn, wasto find immeasurable help and friendship in the Yamacraw chief Tomochichi. From the firstcontact between these two, a friendship and mutual respect occurred which helped pave theway for the success of the new colony.