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Conducting the Security of the Frontier in Georgia

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Document Information
Date April 29, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Henry Gaither (primary)
Summary In the conduct of Indian affairs, Knox directs Major Gaither "to calm every attempt to raise a storm....and let this idea govern all your conduct" Knox calls the robbery and murder at Traders Hill the actions of marauders and not part of a large design of the Creeks generally. The propriety of calling out militia cavalry and horsemen may be justly questioned. Expresses concern about the expense. Recommends the use of scouts as more effective and economical. Notes that Georgia payrolls are not supported by any muster rolls. No troops should be in the service of United States unless mustered upon oath. Asks by whose authority the militia companies have been called out.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes This journal is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and the 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 at War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Henry Gaither; Henry Knox; Indians; militia; Governor of Georgia Telfair; Creek Nation; ;
Related Places War Department; Georgia; Creek Nation; Traders Hill St Marys; ;
Keywords patrols against indians; Georgia payrolls; muster rolls; robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys; ;
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