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Proposed War with the Creeks

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Date February 13, 1793
Author Name Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation (primary)
Recipient Name General Robertson (primary)
Summary The Chickasaw chiefs blame the Creeks for the violence in the southwest and ask for the guns, ammunition, supplies, and food to go to war with them.
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Related Persons/Groups General Robertson; Chickasaw Chiefs; John Brown; Thomas Brown; head-men; young warriors; General Washington; Secretary of War [Knox]; Governor Blount; General Pickens; enemies; perfect friends with the United States; Northwards [Indians]; red people; Choctaws; bombardier; our traders; George Colbert; strong and sufficient guard; ;
Related Places Chickasaw Nation; Kentucky; Fort Washingon; the river; Muscle Shoals; Bear Creek; ;
Keywords love and esteem; friendship; hatchet; a hard blow; peace; our blood; war club; whiskey; great blaze of fire; ammunition; guns; muskets; rifles; smooth-bores; flints; swivels; blunderbusses; war with the Creeks; stores of war; starving condition; bushels of corn; barrels of flour; bushels of salt; hogshead of tobacco; bags of vermillion; boats; good plough; ;
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