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Report on the Southwestern Frontier

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Document Information
Date January 3, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Savannah
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Seagrove discusses the situation on the frontier which is mostly peaceful despite several incidents involving violence by Indians.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Seagrove to Knox, 03/17/1793.This journal is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and the Creek Indians, the south Western territory of the United States and the Cherokees submitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary at War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; James Seagrove; families of Creek Indians; Major Henry Gaither, Commander of the Federal Troops; lower Creeks; gentlemen volunteers well mounted; John Fleming; Daniel Moffett; Savages; Company of Militia; ;
Related Places Savannah, Georgia; St. Marys River; Fort Telfair; Altamaha River; Cussetah; Coleraine; Burnt Fort; ;
Keywords hunting in the neighborhood of that post; bread; rice; frontier; perfect tranquility; peace and friendship; mischief; murder; horses; state of defense; ;
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Letters from James Seagrove to the Secretary of War

James Seagrove to the Secretary of War
Dated Savannah in Georgia 3d January 1793
Sir
Since I had the honor of writing you on the 12th ulto I have made a journey with Major Gaither to Fort Telfair on the Alatamaha.
I have the pleasure to inform you that I found all things acceptable and in good order on that frontier. I met at that place several families of Creek Indians who were hunting in the neighborhood of that fort, and also came there for to supply their wants (which appear great) with bread , there not being any to spare at that place. I thought eight of the Indians with horses into the settlement, and gave them 750 of Rice, with which they were greatly pleased. Those little attentions to their needs whenever I meet them, I am convinced will have a good effect.

Everything in my department continues equally favorable as when I last wrote. I shall leave this on the 7th instant for St. Mary's and on the 10th of April I intend setting off from thence for the Creek nation, so as to be in Cussetaka by the first of May.