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Indians Revenging Themselves on the Innocent

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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 April 21, 1792
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Rock Landing, on Oconee
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary James Seagrove writes to Knox regarding the subversive actions of several of William Bowles' friends and dispairs at the failure of the State of Georgia to prosecute the murderer of an Indian, the result of which was the revenge killing of two innocent Americans by the murdered Indian's relations.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Seagrove; my interpreter; General M'Gillivray [McGillivray] and the chiefs; [William] Bowles' associates or partners; Spaniards; villain of the name of Willbanks; Indians; party of the Cowetas; Georgians; perpetrators; kings of the Cowetas and Cussetahs; relations of the deceased Indians; Martin Johnston, the principal in murdering a Coweta Indian; valuable officers; ;
Related Places Rock Landing, on Oconee; Savannah; other side of the great water; fifty miles above [Rock Landing]; shoals of Great Ogeechee; ;
Keywords extracts from [McGillivray's] two last letters; good humor with me; much confusion in the nation; revenge for two of their people; energy in the Government of [Georgia] to punish such wretches; death of the two innocent persons; great discretion and strict discipline;
Key Phrases Whilst the people of this country shelter such wretches as Johnston among them, they ought not to wonder at the Indians revenging themselves on the innocent, while they protect the guilty.

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