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Draft of the Proposed Treaty with the Creek Nation

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Date August 7, 1790
Author Name Unknown Author (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary This is a draft of the proposed treaty with the Creek nation with an emphasis on the education of Creek children.
Document Format Draft Document
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander McGillivray; great medal chiefs; chiefs of the Oakfuskies, Tuckabatchies and the present Tallisee King of the Halfway house; of the Lower Creeks; chiefs of the Cupitalls and Cowetas; of the Seminolies; chief of the Micasukie; Creek youth; agents; lower Creeks; ;
Related Places [not available]
Keywords Brigadier General; firmest friendship; necessary oaths; medal with proper ornaments; [annuity]; trade; purchase of lands; cultivation; [Treaty of New York]; ;
Key Phrases ARTICLE 1; in order to effect a consolidation of interests of the United States and the Creek nation it is hereby stipulated; beloved chief of the said nation shall also be constituted the representative of the United States to the said nation with the rank of Brigadier General and the pay of one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; ARTICLE 2; stipulates to use the highest exertions to endeavor to cultivate the firmest friendship; take the necessary oaths; ARTICLE 3; agree to allow to each of the great medal chiefs hereafter named a commission a great medal with proper ornaments and each one hundred dollars annually; of the Upper Creeks; chiefs of the Oakfuskies, Tuckabatchies and the present Tallisee King of the Halfway house; of the Lower Creeks; chiefs of the Cupitalls and Cowetas; of the Seminolies; chief of the Micasukie; ARTICLE 4; agree to educate and clothe such of the Creek youth as shall be agreed upon not exceeding four in number in any one given year; ARTICLE 5; may appoint two agents to reside one in the uppeer and the other in the lower creeks; persons shall assist in the attempt to civilize the indians and shall not in any degree be concerned in trade or the purchase of lands; lands assigned them by the Creeks for cultivation for themselves and successors
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XXVI-1302
[undecipherable] outlines of proposed treaty, wth the Creeks
Aug 1790
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Article 1.
[undecipherable] In order to affect a consolidation of the interests between of the United States and the Creek nation it is hereby stipulated that Alexander McGillivray, the beloved Chief of the said nation shall also be constituted the representative of the United States to the said nation with the rank of Brigadier General and the pay of one thousand two hundred dollars per annum
Article 2
[undecipherable] And the said Alexander McGillivray hereby stipulates to use his highest exertions to endeavor to cultivate the firmest foundation between the United States and the said Creek nation, and to take the necessary oaths
Article 3
[undecipherable] The United States also agrees to allow to each of the great medal chiefs herein after named a commission a great medal with proper [undecipherable] and each on hundred dollars annually [insert undecipherable] to wit -
Of the Upper Creeks }The chiefs of the [undecipherable], Tuckahatchies, and the present Tallisse King of the half way house
Of the Lower Creeks} The chiefs of the [undecipherable] and Cowetas
And the Seminolies} The chief of Micasukie
Article 4
[undecipherable] The United States agree to educate and clothe such of the Creek youth, as shall be agreed upon, not exceeding four in number, in any one given year
Article 5
[undecipherable] The United States may approve two Agents to reside one in the upper and the other in the lower creeks. These persons shall assist in the attempt to ivilze the indians and shall not in any degree be concerned in trade or the purchase of lands, but they shall have lands assigned them by the Creeks for cultivation for themselves and successors.

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Article First & In order to effect a consolidation of the interests of the United States and the Creek nation, it is hereby stipulated that Alexander McGillivray
the beloved Chief of the said nation shall also be constituted the Agent of the United States in the said nation, with the rank of Brigadier General and the pay of one thousand two hundred dollars per annums on his taking the usual oaths required by law.
Second-- And the said Alexander McGillivray hereby stipulates to use his highest exertions to endeavor to cultivate the firmest friendship between the United States and the said Creek nation.
Third-- The United States agree to educate and clothe such of the Creek youth as shall be agreed upon, not exceeding four in number at any one time.