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My Want of Faith in McGillivray's Integrity

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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 24, 1792
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Rock Landing
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary An extract of a letter from Seagrove to Knox in which Seagrove questions the sincerity of McGillivray in his professions of friendship for the United States. One of McGillivray's shortcomings is his failure to take seriously the subversive activities of William Bowles. McGillivray is partially responsible for the state of confusion that exists in the Creek nation.
Document Format Extract of Letter
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Seagrove, 08/11/1792.
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Seagrove; Indians; savage inhabitants of this frontier; that villain Bowles; McGillivray [M'Gillivray]; white partners and Indian converts; Creek nation; John Ormsbay [Ormsby]; the Great Natchez warrior; Timothy Barnard; Spaniard; Englishman; the Governor of New Orleans, the Baron Carondelet; Creek chiefs; Mr. Panton; white people; prisoners taken on both sides;
Related Places Rock Landing; rock Landing on the Oconee River; Georgia; Creek country; Orleans; Mobile; a settlement south of Cumberland river; ;
Keywords expense and danger of broils; suppression of Bowles; jealousy; censure from Mr. McGillivray; blood; power of Bowles' party; convulsed state of the nation; his capture and removal; Ormsbay's testimony; my talks made in favor of the General [McGillivray]; state of confusion the nation is in; Bowles' usurpation; flimsy appearance of friendship; unjust predjudice; my last communication with General McGillivray; present confusion in the nation; running of the [boundary] line; internal matters; the house of Panton, Leslie, & Co.; lands that have never been sold or ceded by the Indians;
Key Phrases I am again impelled to repeat my want of faith in this man's [McGillivray's] integrity to our country; the whole tenor of his conduct is a flimsy appearance of friendship, but not one pointed or spirited exertion in favor of the United States.

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