Letter from James Seagrove to the Chiefs and Headmen of the Cussetah and Coweta Towns

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Date February 20, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's
Recipient Name Chiefs and Headmen of Cussetah & Coweta Towns (primary) Location: St. Mary's Georgia
Summary Letter from James Seagrove to the Chiefs and Headmen of the Cussetah and Coweta Towns, dated St. Mary's, 20 Feb. 1793. Seagrove writes to inform the Creek leadership that he will meet with them 1 May; and that the talks from the great father General Washington, President of the United States, are straight and good towards Creeks. Seagrove admonishes Creek leaders not to listen to the northward indians, or Chicamagua, as they will lead the Creeks astray. Seagrove notes that the Northern Tribes of Indians, having faced a great army [U.S.], have sent chiefs to General Washington to beg for peace. General Washington, because of his great goodness, may spare these people, even though they don't deserve it. Seagrove has heard rumors that some endeavor to lead the Creeks into trouble, but notes that he believes that Creeks have too much sense to be made fools by bad people. There are Shawnees among the Creeks who show white man's scalps to the Creeks. Seagrove advices that out of regard for General Washington, that they make prisoners of the Shawnee. He offers a reward to those who bring him Shawnee prisoners. Mr Barnard waits on the Creeks with detailed instructions from Seagrove. Seagrove closes by sending his love to the Creek people and asks to be regarded as their true friend.
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Document Notes This document is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and 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 of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups James Seagrove; General Washington President of the United States; Northward indians; Chickamagua; northern tribes of indians; Creeks; Shawnee; Mr Barnard; Mr Holmes; chiefs; Cherokee; Indian Agent; ;
Related Places St. Mary's; Philadelphia; Cussetah; Coweta; Georgia; ;
Keywords Indian treaty; ;
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