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Detention of Indians and Local Activity of the Spaniards

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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 June 14, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Town of St. Marys
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Seagrove reports to Knox that he has detained some Indians on suspicion of mischief. One cut his throat; actions were his own, as he kept his intentions from his fellow prisoners. Indians being treated well and humanely. Is concerned about what the Georgia citizens will do to the Indians if released. Spirit of the people is one of violence against any leniency toward the Indians. Some of the Indian's horses were stolen from whites. Assures Knox that prisoners will be treated with humanity. Has notified General Jackson, who commands the militia of this division in Georgia. Reports that the Spaniards have evacuated their post on the upper part of river and moved to St John's River. Seagrove suspects this may be connected to war between France and Spain.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Seagrove, 09/16/1793, and Seagrove to Knox, 07/06/1793.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 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; Indians; Cussetahs; Creeks; Georgians; Georgia militia; Major General Jackson; Spaniards; Indian prisoners; governor of Georgia; Georgia militia; ;
Related Places Town of St. Marys; Colerain; Rocklanding; Oakmulgee; St. Marys River; Georgia; Spain; France; United States; St. Johns River; Jacksonville Florida; ;
Keywords Treaty of New York; robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys; War Spain and France; ;
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