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Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to John Kinnard, wealthy Creek of mixed blood and Hitchiti chief

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Date February 24, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's
Recipient Name John Kinnard (primary)
Summary James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, letter to John Kinnard, Creek of mixed blood. United States is friendly to Creek Nation. Asks that Kinnard meet with Timothy Barnard [Bernard] and go to the towns. Bernard will explain why when they meet. Asks that Kinnard give Bernard all the assistance he needs, which the great father General Washington expects as a good friend in the Creek land. About 300 Indians from Seminole, Lochaway and others have visited Seagrove and returned home happy and well pleased.
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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 John Kinnard; James Seagrove; Timothy Bernard; Seminole; Lochaway; Creek Nation; United States; President Washington; Hitchiti chief;
Related Places St. Mary's; Seminole; Towns; Creek Nation; Lochaway; ;
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James Seagrove to John Kinnard dated St. Mary's 24th February 1793
Mr dear friend,
I wrote you a letter about three weeks past which hope you have received. I then told you all our talks in the United
United States continued straight and friendly to your Country which I now again confirm. I hope this will meet your people all well and pursuing such plans as will make them happy. This I send by the way of our friend, Mr. Timothy Bernard and have desired him to send it immediately to you and request that you will come up to him and go with him into the Towns on some business of much consequence which he will make known to you when you see him. I now entreat my friend that you do not let any thing stop your seeing Mr. Bernard as soon as possible and that you will give him all the assistance in your power and which our great Father General Washington expects of you as his good friend in the Creek land. About 300 Indians from the Seminoles, Lochaways and other of the Southern people have been with me since you went home. They have all returned well pleased.