Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, reporting on favorable prospects for peace

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Date October 18, 1793
Author Name Timothy Barnard [Bernard] (primary) Location: Flint River
Recipient Name James Seagrove (primary) Location: Fort Fidius
Summary Barnard [Bernard] remains ill and can hardly collect his sentiments on paper. Reports that the Warrior King of the Cussetahs returned from meeting with upper Creeks; all towns in that quarter want peace. To demonstrate sincerity, White Lieutenant and other leaders will join Warrior King to Oakmulges to conduct Seagrove into the nation. White Lieutenant asks Seagrove to bring the women and children prisoners with him. Barnard expects no more mischief, at least for the winter; Chehaws and Usechaws will not commit any more offenses, a chief part of them are hunting at head of St Marys Stangesbre and left the chiefs to settle matters. Cowetas and Broken Arrow have likewise agreed to do no mischief. Strong talks also sent to Seminolas to avoid hostilities. Peace depends on Georgia scouting parties not falling on the Indians. If peace is disrupted, a likely culprit with be the rascal John Galphin.
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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 James Seagrove; Timothy Barnard; Bernard; White Lieutenant; Warrior King of Cussetahs; Upper Creeks; Lower Creeks; Creek Indian Agent; Mr Townsend; Mr Mordecai; Chehaws; Usechaws; Cowetahs; Seminolas; Broken Arrows; White people; Georgia; Georgia Governor Telfair; John Galphin; Mr Akin; Aiken; ;
Related Places Fort Fidius; Flint River; Upper Creek; Lower Creek; Cussetah; Tuckabachees; Oakmulges; St Marys Stangesbre; Florida; Seminolas; Onconee; ;
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