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Spanish Arming the Creeks, Etc.

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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 June 16, 1792
Author Name James Ore (primary) Location: Knox County
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary In this deposition, James Ore describes his experiences while residing in the Creek nation. He testified that he believes the Spanish were arming the Creeks against the Americans. He also observed firsthand the harsh treatment of the white prisoners of the Creeks, including women and children. He also saw several fresh scalps.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups James Ore; David Campbell, Esq.; General McGillivray [M'Gillivray]; Captain Oliver; agent from the king of Spain; superintendent of the Creek nation; Spanish interpreter by the name of Antonio; French; British; Governor of Orleans; Cherokees; Chickasaws; Choctaws; trader; John Oriley; Sarah Fletcher, a white prisoner; Elsey Thompson; Virginia people; Mrs. Williams;
Related Places Knox County; south of the river Ohio; New Orleans; Pensacola; Natchez; Kialiages, a Creek town; Tallapoosa river; Cumberland; Virginia;
Keywords house of General McGillivray; public talk; habits of perfect intimacy; Creek language; their lands; ammunition and arms to defend their lands; prisoners; the price of a negro; ransom; victuals; greatest degree of barbarity; black and blue; bad consequences to himself; express intention to take hair or scalps; horses; new encampments which had signs of war about them; war design; four fresh scalps;
Key Phrases ...the general talk in the Creek nation was that they would never be at peace with Cumberland for it was their particular hunting ground and that appearances in the nation well warrant a belief of this declaration.

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