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Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox describing the remote prospects for peace with the Creek Nation

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Date September 6, 1793
Author Name Governor Edward Telfair (primary) Location: State House, Augusta Georgia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Telfair implies that the 19 July letter's call for restraint from Knox in the hope that those who committed crimes at Traders Hill can be brought to justice will not give security to the people of Georgia. Notes that Harrison's Fort has been fired upon, depredations at Fort St. Saville. Creek Indian Agent Seagrove cannot accomplish anything unless the savages understand that force will be used. Asks what means will be used to bring the perpetrators to justice; how will the captives be restore; how will stolen property be returned? Notes that the government is obliged to protect the people; paper peace can be of no duration. Notes that the federal government's calls for limited and defensive operations against the Creeks will result in depopulation of southern counties of Liberty, Glynn, and Cambden.
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Related Persons/Groups Governor of Georgia Telfair; James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent; Secretary of War Henry Knox; John Galphin; William Jones; Captain Constant Freeman; contractor; Georgia militia; President of United States General Washington; Creek Nation; inhabitants Georgia; ;
Related Places State House Augusta Georgia; Georgia; United States; Republic; Georgia; Harrisons Fort; Fort St. Saville; Southern Georgia Counties; Liberty County; Glynn County; Cambden County; ;
Keywords supplies; bonds; contracts; ;
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