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Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary at War regards aftermath of robber and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Date April 30, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Seagrove reports that he has received notification that Chiefs of Creek Nation will comply with demands to hand over the perpetrators and hostages. Seagrove is embarrassed by the lack of a secure jail facility; and Fort St. Tammany [on the St. Mary river] is no more secure. Previous Indian captives have escaped. Reports that interpreter Mr. Bryant has returned from a visit with the Simonolas [Seminoles] and notes that Chief Payne and a number of his headmen will meet Seagrove at Colerain. Seagrove hopes to establish good relations with the Florida tribe. Seagrove sends the belt of peace given by the Chiefs of the Upper Creeks, and a White Wing from the Cussetahs, both intended as gift for President George Washington. Plunder continues in Florida and war between Creeks and Chickasaws seems certain. Two whites killed by Old Tallafee King's people, presumably for incursions on their lands.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Seagrove, 09/16/1793.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 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 Henry Knox; James Seagrove; Chiefs of Creek Nation; Simonolas; Seminoles; Chief Payne; Upper Creeks; Cussetahs; President George Washington; Creeks; Chickasaws; Old Tallafee King; interpreter Mr Bryant; ;
Related Places St. Mary's; Fort St. Tammany; Colerain; Cussetah; Chickasaw; florida; Seminole; ;
Keywords peace belt; white wing; prison; jail;
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