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Deposition on Spanish Complicity in Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill 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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Document Information
Date May 24, 1793
Author Name George Galphin (primary) Location: Georgia, Camden County
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary George Galphin [presumably the son of wealthy trader of same name who died 1790] states that he was at house of John Kinnard at Hutcheta when James Burges, Indian trader, was accused by Kinnard of complicity in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill. Burges denied involvment and went on to state that some Indians had told him they had come from Pensacola, sent by the governor and William Panton, well known Indian trader, with directions to take hair [scalp] from Americans living on St Marys River. Indians were told not to return without committing American murders. Burges said these three Indians were the ones who killed Captain John Fleming and Daniel Moffett at Robert Seagrove's store. Burges stated he saw the Indians on their way back from St Mary's to Pensacola with stolen goods from Seagrove's store and scalps of the victims. Burges acknowledged that his brother in law was one of the perpetrators, but denied his son was involved.
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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 George Galphin; James Seagrove; Captain John Fleming; Daniel Moffett; Robert Seagrove; Burges; Panton; Governor Arturo O'Neill; Spain; Spaniards; ;
Related Places Georgia, Camden County; Cambden County; Pensacola; Florida; St Marys River; Traders Hill Store; Spain; Hutcheta; ;
Keywords Scalping; robbery; murder; deposition; ;
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