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Where did The Lord willing and the creeks don't rise come from?
I was told this was from the Creek Indians rising up. I am trying to find this trivia question answer.
Was a reference to the Creek Indians ever found?
Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, (b 1754 - d 1816) is credited with the
phrase, correctly written as 'God willing and the Creek don't
rise'. He wrote it in response to a request from President
Washington to return to our Nation's Capital and the reference is
to The Creek Indian Nation. If the Creek "rose", Hawkins would have
to be present to quell the rebellion. The phrase might be preserved
in his writings.
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1) On September 24, 2009 at 00:22 am
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/User:Hawcman  said: