Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to W. Payne Head Chief of the Simanola of Creek Indians at Sotchaway

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Date April 14, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's
Recipient Name Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne (primary) Location: Sotchaway
Summary Letter from James Seagrove to W. Payne, Chief of Simanola [Seminole] tribe. Seagrove has not yet met the Chief personally, but notes that his reputation is respectable. Seagrove extends invitation to Payne to visit. Refers to meeting of chiefs 1 May at Cussetah. Describes the robbery and murder at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader Hill St Marys. Suggests that William Burgess, a trader was involved. Writes to assure Payne that he and President of United States want peace. Asks Payne to use his influence to encourage peace. Sends Langley Bryant, and interpreter. Did not send a present, but if Payne comes to Seagrove, he will receive one.
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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 suybmitted 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 W. Payne; James Seagrove; Seminole; Simanola; Creeks; Robert Seagrove; W Bryant; Daniel Moffett; John Fleming storekeeper; Upton; Burges; ;
Related Places Sotchaway; St. Mary's; Traders Hill; ;
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