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Stop the Effusion of Blood & Preserve the Peace

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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 May 19, 1792
Author Name James Seagrove (primary)
Recipient Name Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation (primary)
Summary A talk by James Seagrove to the Creek kings, chiefs, and warriors in which he exhorts them to cease the bloodshed, return their prisoners, and preserve the peace between the Creek nation and the United States. He promises that the U. S. will conscientiously carry out all the terms of the Treaty of New York.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Undated; date constructed from internal evidence. Enclosed in Seagrove to Knox, 05/24/1792.
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs; Enclosed in Seagrove to Knox, 05/24/1792; undated; date constituted from internal evidence
Related Persons/Groups James Seagrove; prisoners in your land; your good friend, the President of the United States; General McGillivray; runners from your nation;
Related Places river St. Mary's;
Keywords different talks in reply to mine; end to the confusion which for some time hath pervaded your land; further effusion of blood by your people; peace and good understanding; internal affairs of your towns; treaty made a New York; general meeting of your nation; necessity of your utmost exertions; good order in your nation; presents; peace and good neighborhood; your real friend and brother;
Key Phrases ...that you will stop the further effusion of blood by your people, deliver up the prisoners in your nation; and that, as soon as the internal affairs of your towns will admit, I may expect to meet you to carry the treaty made at New York into full effect;...

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