Letter from Timothy Bernard to Major Gaither regarding Major James Seagrove's demands in aftemath of violations

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Date April 20, 1793
Author Name Timothy Barnard [Bernard] (primary) Location: Flint River
Recipient Name Henry Gaither (primary)
Summary Three parts out of four of the Creek Nation are in favor of peace. At Cupetah talks, concluded to give satisfaction to Major Seagrove's demands. Mr John Galphin largely responsible of the incident at Traders Hill. Upper Creeks asking for more time from Major Seagrove, as his demands fixed a time too short. Buzzard Roost people report that Cowetas doing mischief. Concern that the white men will punish the innocent with the guilty. Mr Willbanks has been run out of the nation; is headed to to the Cherokees and on to Detroit. During these times, the young are bound to cause trouble, such as stealing horses. Bernard says he has done all he can to open the eyes of the short-sighted wretches, but thinks it might be in vain; despite all the leniency shown by President of United States, General Washington. About 2000 are going out against the Chickasaw. Hears that that are behind forts at Chickasaw Bluff on the brink of Mississippi.
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Document Notes Enclosed in Gaither to Knox, 05/06/1793.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 Henry Gaither; Timothy Barnard; Creek Nation; Cupetah; Major Seagrove; John Galphin; Creeks; Cowetas; Mr Willbanks; Cherokees; President of United States; General Washington; ;
Related Places Flint River; Cupetah; Traders Hill; St Marys; buzzard roost; Detroit; chickasaw bluff; Mississippi; ;
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