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Speech given to the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, with all other Chiefs of the Creek Nation.

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date October 6, 1791
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's (in Georgia)
Recipient Name Chiefs and Headmen of Cussetah & Coweta Towns
Summary This is a speech, probably by James Seagrove, to the Creek chiefs assuring them of the support and friendship of the federal government and the need to avoid violent confrontations with their white neighbors.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Seagrove to Knox, 10/17/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Mr. Hull; chiefs of the nation; young man of the name of Pew; Creeks; Governor of Georgia; our great and good father; President of the United States; chiefs of your nation; two or three of the principle chiefs of each town; Mr. John Galphin;
Related Places St. Mary's; Georgia; Rock Landing; Carr's Bluff on the Oconee; our frontier on the Oconee; the head of the St. Mary's; Oconee River; ;
Keywords [not available]
Key Phrases I must recommend to you all, that, by every means in your power, you will preserve peace with your neighbors; the latter end of the next moon; talks that passed between us at the Rock Landing; happy people; stolen property;dangerous practice of stealing; unprovoked wanton murder; perpetrators; civility to all white people; peace; failure of your crops of corn; a large quantity of clothing; approaching cold season; provisions and clothing; public stores on St. Mary's; presents; all the towns in the nation; friends and brothers

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