From Tuchabachee: Letter from Mad Dog, The White Lieutenant, David Cornell, Alexander Cornell, Mr Weathorford, and thirteen headmen of Upper Creeks

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Date April 8, 1793
Author Name Charles Weatherford
Recipient Name James Seagrove (primary)
Summary The authors pledge agreement with James Seagrove's talk. Authors note that they did not listen to northern Indians; do not want to shed any white people's blood. Once went to war against Cumberland people, but since Seagrove's talk don't intend to go to war. Mad Dog's brother and nephew went into Chickasaw leader's house and killed them both. Tried to keep peace with all colors, but they [Chickasaw] began first and hurt Creeks greatly. Authors say they listen to and act according to talks of friend and father General Washington. They ask to lay blame on Upper Towns; Tuchabachee Town and rest of head men have taken Seagrove's talk and mean to live by it. Mad Dog says it is he sending this letter as if it were a personal visit with Seagrove. Hopes Seagrove will see belts as proof of everlasting peace and friendship with great father General Washington. One stripe [on the belt] is for General Washington, another for Seagrove, another for brothers of United States. Belt symbolizes friendship. Belt also for Seagrove's lady. Hopes Seagrove's heart is in a good place. If not, Mad Dog will try to ease. If Lower Towns have done mischief, Seagrove shall have satisfaction for it. Requests an answer.
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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; Mad Dog; Oakfuskies; Oakfuskee; the White Lieutenant; Upper Creeks; Lower Creeks; General Washington; Cumberland people; Chickasaw; Northern Indians; ;
Related Places Tuckabatchee; tuchabachee town; Cumberland; upper towns; lower towns; northern indians; ;
Keywords Indian belts; ;
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