Deposition of James Aikens describing threats by inabitants of Georgia against Federal Indians agents their employ

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Date August 31, 1793
Author Name James Aiken (primary)
Recipient Name James Seagrove
Summary James Aiken, working for James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, describes traveling with goods and baggage of Seagrove along with a free negro named Frederick Chaves. In Washington County Georgia, Aiken and Chaves were confronted by inhabitants and threatened with death because of their service under Seagrove. A Reverend Hutchinson intervened and saved the men's lives. Aiken notes that the people are violently opposed to everything like peace between the country and the Indians and notes that Seagrove is in danger of his life as he travels through the country.
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Document Notes Enclosed in Seagrove to Telfair, 09/17/1793.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 James Aiken; Frederick Chaves; Free Negro; James Seagrove; Randall Griffin; James Hutchinson; Creek Nation; ;
Related Places Augusta; Georgia; Lamberts Tavern; Waynesborough; Fort Fidius; Oconee; Washington County; ;
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