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On compensation for death of David Cornell, planned meeting of 10 September 1793, Spaniards, Governor Telfair's meetings with militia Generals, the killing of Cherokees in Southwest Territory and enclosures from Richard Thomas on the death of David Cornell and from Alexander Cornell

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Date August 13, 1793
Author Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Savannah
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary From Savannah, Seagrove discusses the manner of compensation for death of David Cornell and an Indian youth. Relates that the deaths of Captain Fleming and Mr Moffett at the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, from which no satisfaction has been obtained, are therefore roughly compensated for by Cornell's death. Spaniards continue to stir up the disaffected towns. Governor Telfair continues to meet with his militia Generals. Seagrove reports that he has not received reply from Governor. From Augusta paper, reports of wanton outrage against Cherokees in Governor Blount's Southwest Territory, committed by Captain John Beard at the Hanging Maw's house. Anticipates fresh trouble as a result. Seagrove includes an enclosed letter delivered by Richard Thomas from Mad Dog, a head warrior named Captain [uncle to David Cornell], and the Otasee King. Letter translated by Alexander Cornell at Tuckabatchees 19 July 1793. In the letter, there is insistence on satisfaction for death of David Cornell and a warning about men like McDonald. Letter relates that Cornell was murdered; although peace is desired, this incident retards the process. Terms of satisfaction include turning over McDonald to Timothy Bernard [Barnard], send home the detained Cussetahs and Chehaw, return Cornell's horses, and give due compensation for the bearskin to his mother in goods. Another enclosure is from Alexander Cornell, in which he laments the death of his cousin. Wants an example made of McDonald; without such, peace will not last. Asks for goods and the return of David Cornell's silver spurs
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Seagrove, 09/16/1793, and Cited in Seagrove to Knox, 08/17/1793.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; Hanging Maw; Governor Blount; Governor Telfair; Captain John Beard; General George Washington; President of United States General George Washington; Mr. Moffett; Captain Fleming; David Cornell; Spaniards; Georgia militia; Cherokees; Alexander Cornell; Richard Thomas; Mad Dog; Head Warrior Captain; Otasee King; McDonald; Simanola; ;
Related Places Savannah; Hanging Maw; Southwest Territory; Georgia; Savannah; Traders Hill St Marys; upper towns; lower towns; Florida; Spain; Creeks; St. John's River; Augusta; Tuckabatchees; ;
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