Report from Cusseta Georgia in the Creek Nation

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CollectionGeorgia Historical Society: #373-Benjamin Hawkins Papers view image
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PublicationHawkins, Benjamin. Letters of Benjamin Hawkins, 1796-1806. Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol. IX. Savannah, GA: Georgia Historical Society, 1916. (no image)
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Date October 23, 1797
Author Name Benjamin Hawkins (primary) Location: Cusseta
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Report from Benjamin Hawkins. Surveying of the Spanish border from the Commandant at Pensacola was premature. Hawkins reports that he expects a meeting of Indian chiefs of the upper and lower towns at Coweta, which Hawkins refers to as his neighborhood. He reports that the Creeks and the Chickasaws have made peace. There was a meeting of the chiefs of the "4 nations" (probably refers to Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, and Choctaws). The plans of the U. S. government to "preserve peace and a friendly intercourse" with the Southeastern Indians has taken "deep root" and it is not in the power of the United States to destroy it. The agents deal with much vexations, but Hawkins says that they will persevere in fulfilling the duties enjoined. There is a narrative of a recent murder in a settlement [Tondaw?] of about 60 families. At the Tombigbee River there are 40 families. These settlements are on the United States side, first on the left bank of the Alabama and other on the right bank of the Tombigbee. They have Spanish rights for their land. The settlement on the Tombigbee is the one the Choctaws complained of in their conference with the Secretary of War.
Document Format Autograph Letter
Document Notes Cited in Hawkins to McHenry, 11/19/1797.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Benjamin Hawkins; Indian Agents; Creeks; Choctaws; Chickasaws; Cherokees; Commandant at Pensacola; ;
Related Places Cusseta Georgia; Tombigbee River; Spain; United States; Alabama; Alabama River; Pensacola; Coweta; ;
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