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Killing of Creek Indians at Spanish Creek & Detention of Indians at Seagrove's Home

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Date July 5, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: St. Mary's
Recipient Name Timothy Barnard [Bernard] (primary)
Summary Seagrove recounts the incident whereby Creek Indians were reportedly mistakenly killed by whites at Spanish Creek. Points out that David Cornell was killed by same man whose brother Cornell killed past winter on frontier of Cumberland. Expresses hope that matter can still be settled peacefully. Seagrove then reports on detention of Indians at his house, including the incident whereby one Indian killed himself. Relates that President of United States General George Washington has ordered Governor of Georgia to act only on defensive for time being.
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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 Timothy Barnard; James Seagrove; Chaves; McDonald; Captain Randolph; Creek Indians; David Cornell; Cussetah men and boys; Cussetah King; Kinnard; Governor of Georgia Telfair; President of United States General George Washington; ;
Related Places St. Mary's; Colerain Station; Georgia; United States; Creek Nation; Cussetah; Spanish Creek; Cumberland; ;
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