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Keeping Up a War with the United States

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 21, 1793
Author Name Samuel Fulton (primary) Location: Knox County
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Fulton attests to the machinations of a number of men, including Governor O' Neal and Mr. Panton, encouraging the Creeks to keep up a war with the United States. The Indians themselves say that they can ravage citizens of the U.S. and still expect to treat with them and receive presents because the citizens are so good-natured.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Smith to Knox, 06/22/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Fulton; James White, Justice of the Peace; Governor O'Neal; Creek Indians; Mr. Olivar, a Spanish agent; Mr. Panton; Lewis Christian; party of traders; Captain John Lindar; one _____White; one_____Hull; Congress; people of Cumberland; ;
Related Places Guilford County; New York; Pensacola; frontiers of Georgia; ;
Keywords accidental meeting with Mr. McGillivray; sundry meetings; war with citizens of the United States; court of Great Britain; guns; kill the deer; government of the Creek Nation; Spanish treasury; McGillivray's death; ravages against them; treaty; large presents; commit devastations; four scalps; oath; ;
Key Phrases I have heard the Indians in general say it was to their interest to keep up a war with the United States; that when they committed ravages against them of ever so great a nature, they could easily hold a treaty and get large presents to be at peace, which conduct they would then repeat for the people of the United States were very good natured.

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