Letter from Charles Weatherford to Indian Agent James Seagrove on the death of General McGillivray and prospects for peace in the aftermath

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Date March 9, 1793
Author Name Charles Weatherford (primary) Location: Hickory Ground
Recipient Name James Seagrove (primary)
Summary Charles Weatherford informs Indian James Seagrove that General McGillivray died on 17 Feb at 11pm, 1793 at Mr Douton's in Pensacola. Weatherford says that he was immediately sent for by Governor ONeal and Mr Panton. Weatherford won't reveal on what business, but will give a full account later. Indians at present are at peace with United States; wish to remain so. Mad Tom of Cupetah has arrived and speaks highly of Seagrove. Weatherford reports that heads of upper towns look forward to meeting Seagrove. With a little trouble and good conduct, peace will prevail with United States, depending on a man who has considerable influence. Spaniards will likely send an emissary to disturb the Indians. Chickasaws and [Creeks] are going to war against each other. Weatherford says he can continue or stop the war, depending on what Seagrove wishes. Weatherford pledges support and friendship to Seagrove. Lists items he has given to the headmen (contrary to Seagrove's wishes) are listed. Says he gave out articles on his account to help keep the peace.
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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; Charles Weatherford; The White Lieutenant; Mad Spaniard; Punknot; Mad Tom Cusadies; Good Hunter; Mad Beaver, Alabama; Mad Tyger; Old Tales a Warrior; Quarterroon Elewalies; Old Red Shoes Cussadies; Moltonhead of Tuskegees; ;
Related Places Hickory Ground; Pensacola; Tuchabachee;
Keywords strouds; calico; white linen; silk handkerchief; duffel blankets; ;
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