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On the Appointment of an Envoy to Trade, Negotiate & Civilize the Creek Indians

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date August 29, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Informs the president that the Creek Indians now in negotiations with U.S. commissioners desire a representative to arrange trade, explain boundaries and criminal procedures as they relate to the Indians. Notes that Georgia wishes to make sure the representative is prepared to contend for their interests in purchasing land from the Creeks, as well as establishing a program for civilizing them, as exists with the Cherokee. McHenry advises on the possibilities of these proposals, offers to frame instructions for such an envoy if Washington is in favor of it, and suggests a person for the job (a Mr. Hawkins).
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; James McHenry; Creek Nation; Creek; Indians; Commissioners of the United States; Towns; Tribes; Harrison; Spain; United States; President to the State of Georgia; Cherokee; President; Hawkins; ;
Related Places War Office; Coleraine; boundary line; Spain; United States; Georgia; Oconnee; Oconee River; Oakmulgee; Indian Land; ;
Keywords conferences; treaty; trading houses; posts; plan of trade; murders; run the boundary line; appointed; land; system of civilization; plan for managing them; experiment; state of peace; mission; ;
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