Invitation to the Creek Nation to meet with U.S. authorities

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Date June 29, 1789
Author Name H. Osborne (primary)
Recipient Name Creek Chiefs (primary)
Summary Invitation to the leaders of the Creek Nation to meet on September 15, 1789 in an effort to make peace. The document asks that the Creeks release all prisoners - both black and white - before the deliberation and to make sure that the current boundaries are respected and violence is avoided.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander McGillivray; Creek; Negroes; Andrew Pickens; ;
Related Places Rock Landing; Oconee River; Georgia; Creek Nation; ;
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A Talk to the Chiefs of the Creeks
June 29th 1789
To the Head men Chiefs and Warriors of the Creek Nation
Brothers
We came to this place expecting to meet you agreeably to our invitation, which we sent you by Mr. George Galphin. We are sorry anything should have happened to prevent your coming. We have heard your reasons from your chief speaker Mr. McGillivray with which we are satisfied & we have consulted your Beloved man Mr. John Galphin and have fixed the time for meeting you all at this place to be the 15th of Septr next, we hope you will be punctual in coming that all disputes may be settled and we may again take you by the hand as friends & Brothers.
As a mark of your good intentions we shall expect all the prisoners in the nation both whites and blacks will be sent to this place as soon as possible where one of us will remain to receive them.
We have strictly charged our people not to cross over to your side of the Oconee and we expect your people will not come on this side except at the place before the time for holding the Treaty.
We shall expect that all your people will be prohibited from commiting any kind of depredation against ours, so that peace may be preserved and all of us meet at the appointed time as Friends & Brothers.
Signed Andw Pickens [and] H: Osbourne
Rock Landing on the Oconee 29th June 1789