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November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
June 23, 1797 James McHenry Comments on the Florida Boundary Mission of Isaac Guion James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry comments on the mission of Capt. Isaac Guion to the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, specifically to the Walnut Hills and Natchez. Commends Guion as a fine officer and expresses hope that he will not be hindered in his mission, as "the Spanish have no reason to fear."
September 22, 1797 Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border) James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforcement of the treaty in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, but opines that they have been doing so out of fear of a British invasion down the Mississippi. Reiterates that the President and Secretary of War have issued orders to Guion and Wilkinson...
April 18, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox. Discusses certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France, with designs toward invasion of the Spanish Floridas. Apparently the recruiting effort is not going so well, however, and "it is generally believed, by the most sensible and orderly inhabitants of this country,...
July 10, 1800 Letter to the Secretary at War Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Hawkins discusses the naval bombardment of the fort at St. Mark's on the Apalachee River and encloses a letter from the Spanish Governor of West Florida.
July 13, 1797 Further Instructions to Isaac Guion on U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Situation James McHenry Isaac Guion Encloses several letters for the edification of Capt. Guion on the ongoing diplomatic situation regarding the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, and enjoins him to keep the peace and care for his command.
July 22, 1799 Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida James McHenry John Adams Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the running of the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Pinckney believes the commotion among the Indians to be the work of a French officer in the Spanish service. Discusses the possibility of altercations with the Creeks. Forwards...
April 13, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Henry Gaither, commander of the federal troops in Georgia, writes the Secretary of War. Writes that the French are on an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, and have the support of the inhabitants of Georgia. There is now at anchor nearby Saint Mary's fort, a sloop of war Las Casas, of eighteen guns and two hundred French men. There is a recruiting post at Temple. The French sloop of...
May 14, 1794 Illegal invasion of Spanish Florida by General Elijah Clarke Henry Knox George Mathews General Elijah Clarke has illegally formed a military corps, under the banner of the United States, to set upon an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, a nation whom are at peace with the United States. Governor George Mathews of Georgia has already issued a proclamation against the action, but Knox believes it may be necessary to punish the actors. President Washington wants Mathews to take...
June 10, 1797 Letter Concerning U.S.-Spanish Interactions During Surveying of Boundary with Spanish Florida Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering writes McHenry about the situation concerning the boundary line being surveyed between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Mentions Spanish governor's dissatisfaction with the conduct of the U.S. boundary commissioner, Mr. Ellicot. Concerns preparations for withdrawal by Spanish troops, and erection of U.S. works
September 8, 1792 Indian Agressions James Seagrove Henry Knox Discussed Spanish presence in Florida and their influence over Indians. Indians have taken up the hatchet against U.S. and are committing unjust, villainous acts. Merchants are supplying Indians with gifts to win their favor. Seagrove thought reparations and penalties should be paid by merchants. Advised more soldiers should be stationed at head of St. Mary's river.
May 2, 1793 Deposition of William Stringer regarding Spanish arms shipments to Creek Nation William Stringer [not available] At Flint River, Lower Creek Nation, William Stringer appeared before Deputy Superintendent Timothy Bernard with a sworn deposition dated 2 May 1793. Stringer, a native of Georgia and now resident at Pensacola, says he saw Spanish public stores at Pensacola and witnessed arms and ammunition delivered to Creek Indians. Stringer relates that he heard Governor O'Neil state that the arms were to be...
July 27, 1797 McHenry to Guion, Commenting on Border Situation with Canada & How it Affects Border Situation in Florida James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry informs Capt. Isaac Guion of the situation on the border with British Canada, and opines on a rumored British invasion of points south. Advises that the relationship with the Spanish in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region is tenuous, but enjoins Guion to avoid offending the Spanish while keeping his detachment in full preparedness. Directs Guion to keep Indians in check and to...
September 1, 1797 McHenry to Guion, Forwarding Letter Concerning Efforts to Conciliate Spanish and Enforce Treaty James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry forwards to Capt. Isaac Guion a letter to General Wilkinson, detailing the efforts made to conciliate Spanish officers in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region and enforce the recent treaty. Expresses hope that peace will soon break out in Europe.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
November 12, 1795 Spanish Treaty with Chickasaw on U.S. Land Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed a copy of Spanish treaty with Chickasaw Nation allowing them to build a fortification in the south western territory (U.S. territory), believed this was contrary to the Spaniards official position of peace with United States. Enclosed letter and affidavit of Gov. St. Clair that supports aggressive intentions of Spanish. Wayne advised Gov. Manuel Gayose de Lemos to immediately remove...
September 29, 1797 McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region James McHenry Isaac Guion James McHenry chastises Capt. Isaac Guion for not executing his orders in the Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region more effectively. Notes he will be more explicit in future instructions, to avoid confusion; stresses that he does not wish to dishonor Guion as a soldier -- compliments Guion as resisting some scheme of the Commandant of New Madrid. Lists stipulations that the Baron de Carondelet, the...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to David Cornell on his bad actions owing to the wicked advice of white me James Seagrove David Cornell From St Mary's, Seagrove says that David Cornell's actions [bringing a scalp from Cumberland at behest of Spanish Agent] are indeed bad, but are the fault of the wicked white men [Spanish Agents]. Seagrove expresses great regard for Cornell's father. Advises him to take the advice of his cousin Alexander. Will see Cornell when he visits the Cussetahs on 1 May 1793.
April 16, 1793 Pay of Francisco Florida Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Howell intends to allow the pay of Francisco Florida to extend to the time of the surrender of Cornwallis. By his own admission, Florida was not in active service after that time.
October 26, 1797 Concerning Spanish-American relations on the frontier John McKee James McHenry McKee writes from Mobile, informing McHenry that he is temporarily being held prisoner by the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Gayoso, and that he expects to set off to New Orleans the following day. McKee was suspected of being in league with William Blount, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee found to be working a plan to aid the British in conquering West Florida by inciting the Creek and Cherokee...
June 18, 1800 Note from the Chiefs of the Creek Nation Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins Gelabert has received Hawkins' letter inclosing a note from the Chief of the Creek Nations to the Spanish government in Florida.
June 20, 1793 Report on Events in Aftermath of Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill St. Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River Georgia, Bernard report to Seagrove that he has been to Cussetah Towns with David Cornell, head warrior of Tuchabachees. Conclusion was to give satisfaction for robbery and murders at Traders Hill. Men were sent by Cussetahs to kill the perpetrators. Daniel Dourouzeaux, villain who turned Spaniard, at behest of Panton, interfered with the business. Nevertheless, both upper and...
April 18, 1794 Recruitment of a Corps for the Service of France Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the War Department in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox on certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France with designs toward the invasion of the Spanish Floridas.
May 21, 1799 The House of Panton and Leslie of Pensacola James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Requests Hamilton to issue orders to military stationed near the recently vacated lands of the Spanish that allow traders to peaceably collect debts owed them.
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.