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Maintaining Peace with the Creek Nation

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Date July 11, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Governor Edward Telfair (primary)
Summary Knox discusses his hope that the Creek Nation will abstain from acts of retaliation against murderous frontier whites if the Indians can be convinced of the friendship of the United States.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia; Henry Knox; the President [Washington]; Mr. Seagrove, Acting Agent to the Creeks; chiefs and influential men; Cowetas; Cussetahs; Creek councils; many whites on the frontiers; ;
Related Places Rock Landing; ;
Keywords murder of James Yarborough and son; running of the boundary agreeably to the treaty; moderation and perserverance; ;
Key Phrases It is however to be hoped that by a system of moderation and perserverance the whole body of the Creeks may be convinced that their true interest depends on an attachment to the United States and that they will manifest this disposition not only by abstaining from all acts of violence but by complying with all just requisitions... It is to be deeply regretted that there are many whites on the frontier whose resentments are so keen against all persons bearing the name of Indians that they have adopted an opinion that it is meritorious to kill them on all occasions.

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