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September 26, 1789 Dissatisfaction with Alexander McGillivray's Behavior Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray The commissioners are unhappy that McGillivray has fallen back under false pretexts. They recount that they asked for treaty objections in writing and were promised by McGillivray that he would not separate until providing final terms. They admonish that if McGillivray departs without full discussion of business, then it cannot be considered in any other point of light, than a refusal to...
September 18, 1789 Letter to Alexander McGillivray Expressing Astonishment that Indians May Leave Before Treaty Talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray In a copy of letter to Alexander McGillivray sent to Pickens and Osborne, commissioners express astonishment that the Indians might disperse shortly and tell McGillivray that they will be at the Rock Landing in two days, and assure McGillivray that if a lasting peace and friendship is not established, it will not be their fault.
November 8, 1797 Stipends for McGillivray of the Creeks James McHenry Benjamin Hawkins In a mostly illegible letter, the following can be read: lower Creeks; stipends; McGillivray; Indians; Department of War;
February 20, 1792 Letter Citation Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Cited in McGillivray to Knox, 05/18/1792; McGillivray to Seagrove, 04/08/1792.
July 15, 1790 Regarding Alexander McGillivray and the Creek chiefs passing through Philadelphia Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Knox can assure President Washington that, if Alexander McGillivray and the Creek chiefs pass through Philadelphia on their way to New York, they will receive every proper attention.
October 14, 1788 Treaty efforts with Creeks, McGillivray, and Georgia Richard Winn Henry Knox Discusses postponement of treaty efforts. Alexander McGillivray insists, as a leading principle, that boundaries be the same as they were when Georgia was a British Province. Suggests that if there is to be peace, will likely be on McGillivray's terms. Notes that Georgia has given bounties to soldiers on lands belonging to the Creeks.
September 25, 1789 Response to the Commissioner's Proposals Alexander McGillivray Benjamin Lincoln McGillivray reports that the Chiefs are not entirely satisfied with the proposals put forth by the Commissioners. Their primary objection is to the proposed boundary. McGillivray decided to let the matter stand for now, as it is almost hunting season. The Chiefs will try to prevent hostilities over the winter. The Indians will shortly depart; McGillivray suggests that the commissioners give them...
April 29, 1792 Regarding the Bowles Affair Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox refers to the treaty McGillivray and chiefs made with the United States in New York. States that Bowles' presence and his absence have been troublesome, but Bowles has been arrested. Urges him to decide on boundaries with Seagrove; says Americans don't want their land. Says McGillivray's nephew is fine.
May 1, 1793 Letter Citation James Seagrove Alexander McGillivray Cited in McGillivray to Seagrove, 05/18/1793.
September 28, 1789 Regarding the Failed Treaty Talks with Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray The commissioners state that they are sorry that McGillivray did not provide objections, nor propose terms acceptable to Creek nation. Colonel Humphreys said that he did not offer any articles as an ultimatum. State that McGillivray must have understood that commissioners were desirous of receiving terms that would form basis for treaty. Commissioners will report the facts to President...
September 26, 1789 Talk of the White Bird King to US commissioners [not available] [not available] Pays compliments to the US Commissioners, but says the Creeks have been at the river for a long time and have become tired. Hunting time is coming soon. Hopes that the whites behave and do not steal the Creek's horses. Says that although nothing to be done about the treaty, hopes it may be done hereafter. Then the Cussetah King arose and lighted a pipe and presented it to the commissioners. The...
December 8, 1788 McGillivray's influence; war on Georgia; Creek-Cherokee alliance Richard Winn Henry Knox Winn encloses and discusses McGillivray's letter and suggests that if the Indians don't come to the treaty, they mean war; will come down in great force on Georgia. Reports that a fort between the French Broad and Holston Rivers has been attacked and taken by Cherokees and Creeks. Ten were killed and thirty taken prisoner. War goes on between North Carolina and Cherokees. Believes that Alexander...
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
September 24, 1789 Reply from Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creek Nation Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray acknowledges receipt of letter from Commissioners. Chiefs would like to meet morning of 24 September at the ceremony of black drink, after which they will proceed with business.
December 1, 1789 Report from Alexander McGillivray to Spanish on US Treaty efforts with Creeks [not available] [not available] McGillivray reports on treaty talks with US Commissioners in Georgia. He left the negotiations because the US Commissioners would not promise to meet all of the demands of his nation. He is convinced that the US intends to enlarge their southern states, and is pleased to have Spain as an ally.
October 8, 1792 Discussion of Possible Indian Hostilities James Seagrove Alexander McGillivray Brought up public reports of McGillivray "quit[ing] the nation" and Seagrove's rebuttal of accusations. Questions location of McGillivray due to his lack of communication since leaving Orleans. Notification that Seagrove called a council of chiefs due to the recent attempts of "neighbors" to "poison the minds of the Indians against the United States." Supplies have arrived for McGillivray's...
July 3, 1790 Colonel McGillivray and principal chiefs of Creek Nations, passing through Philadelphia Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Colonel Alexander McGillivray and principal chiefs of Creek Nations, are to be passing through Philadelphia on their way to New York. President Washington desires that they experience every proper civility and kindness.
July 13, 1791 His Death Was the Consequence of His Actions Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox regrets the murder by whites of an Indian horse thief but reminds McGillivray that a similar fate would have awaited a white man who committed the same crime. He warns McGillivray against any retaliation against these whites and urges that the family of the dead Indian be compensated at the expense of the United States.
September 15, 1788 Regarding Postponement of Treaty and Professions of Peace Alexander McGillivray Richard Winn McGillivray received letter recommending postponement of treaty until spring of 1789. Says the reasons are good; hoping for a new Congress, acting on the principles of the new constitution, will set things to rights. Expected a truce proclaimed in Georgia, and can't account for delay in measure. Discusses a threatening letter written to McGillivray. Notes that his people will regulate themselves...
March 5, 1791 Expenditures for McGillivray & the Chiefs of the Creek Nation Henry Knox Marinus Willett The account of the expenditures of Colonel McGillivray and the chiefs of the Creek Nation have been lost so Knox asks Colonel Willet to forward a duplicate of the account.
May 23, 1789 A Talk from the Head-men and Chiefs of the Lower Creek Nation to the Commissioners of the United States, of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department. Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks [not available] Received talk from Mr. George Galphin. Cannot provide answer because of separate talks with Alexander McGillivray. Lament that some have "gone out" [to commit violence] and say they cannot be accountable for this. Hope there will be no blood spilled.
July 3, 1790 Keep an attentive eye on the said Captain Howard Henry Knox Marinus Willett Knox warns Colonel Willet of Captain Howard who is acting as a Spanish agent whose mission is to monitor the visit of the Creek chiefs to New York.
November 18, 1791 Letter to Governor Blount submitted to the President Tobias Lear Henry Knox Washington's secretary, Tobias Lear, returns a letter to Governor Blount with several recommended deletions that Washington marked with a pencil.
July 30, 1791 Establishment of a Post on Bear Creek Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox McGillivray warns that the establishment of a post on Bear Creek would antagonize the Indians since they would see it as the start of many ew settlements by the Georgia company.
September 28, 1789 Notification that Creek Parties have Separated Without Forming a Treaty Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox US Commissioners inform Knox that the parties have separated without forming a treaty. The terms were not agreeable to Alexander McGillivray, but neither would he come forward with written objections or propose any conditions of his own. His verbal communications were inadmissible, upon the spirit or words of our instructions.