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Request from Creeks

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 1st Cong, House, Sec War Reports, RG233 view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
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 December 31, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Department of War
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Poses question on behalf of the Creek Nation.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes copy is illegible for the most part.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Henry Knox; Creeks; Indian Nation; Indians; Secretary of War; President United States; congress; Creek Nation; James Seagrove; agent for Creek Nation; ;
Related Places Georgia; Department of War;
Keywords treaty of New York; opinion; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Department of War December 31, 1794
I have the honour to [indecipherable] you the opinion[s?] of James Seagrove agent for the Creek Nation upon the subject of the negroes which ought to have been [returned?] in pursuance of the treaty of New York.
I beg leave to add that if the United States [deems?] it inexpedient to press for a return of the negroes that it would appear [proper?] that the owners should be compensated conformably to some equitable principles to be devised.
If this idea should be [just?] it would be [proper?] for the President to present it to Congress in the [indecipherable] [indecipherable] of which it is [susceptible?].
I have the honour to be with the greatest respectYour obedient ServantKnoxSect of war
The President of the }United States}
True Copy
[signature with flourish: Gaylord?]