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Aggression by Creek Indians

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date November 15, 1794
Author Name General James Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary General Robertson has ordered Captain Evans to Clarksville to scout on the frontiers of Tennessee county for fifteen days, affording the settlement temporary relief. Discusses the detachment of militia that pursued the Indians who killed and slaughtered the families of Colonels Fitsworth and Sevier. The general wants Congress to take action against the hgostile Creeks. The general writes that five Chickasaws and four Choctaws have been at his house discussing the Creeks. A party of Choctaw chiefs will visit President Washington in the spring. Additionally, General Logan and his Kentucky volunteers have obeyed orders to desist from invading the Cherokees, given the news of peace with the Lower towns. The late murders by the Creek Indians have led to great alarm in the district.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Blount to Knox, 11/28/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups William Blount; James Robertson; Captain Evans; John Easten; Anthony Crutcher; Daniel James; Fitsworth; militia; Creeks; John Sevier; families; Indians; Cherokees; Choctaws; Benjamin Logan; Samson Williams; John Covington; Chickasaws;
Related Places Nashville; Tennessee; Southwest Territory; Clarksville; Bear creek; Lower towns; Kentucky; Muddy River; Red Bank; Cumberland;
Keywords hunting; murder; family; theft; Congress;
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