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September 6, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent to Secretary of War Henry Knox on meeting with Georgia Governor Telfair James Seagrove Henry Knox Writing from Augusta Georgia, Seagrove informs Knox that after meeting Georgia Governor Telfair, he has written a follow-on letter in order to inform the Governor of his movements to meet the Creeks on 10 September 1793. Seagrove will remain in Augusta for the day in case the Governor needs to speak with him.
October 4, 1789 Regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor of Georgia notes that previous treaties, namely Augusta 1783, Galphinton 1785, and Shoulderbone 1786, between Georgia and Creeks, were legitimately agreed upon by both parties.
July 30, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox giving assurance that President Washington will be advised of any troop movements Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House in Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair assures Secretary of War Knox that he will keep the President of United States General Washington advised of any movements of troops and expresses hope that the system pursued will in the end bring peace.
May 8, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the Creek barbarities and additional troops Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House in Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair notes horrid barbarities and carnage on the frontier caused by the Creeks. As such is adding troops and establishing camp at Shoulderbone to be commanded by General Officer. Says that no idea of peace should divert from preparations for war; people of Georgia must be protected. Acknowledges receipt of supplies.
October 2, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on enclosed documents respecting inimical Creek Towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia Telfair indicates to Secretary of War Knox that enclosed documents respecting the inimical Creek Towns will give information as to why it is useless to stop citizens of Georgia from going in quest of their property. Prisoners directed to Augusta, await exchange for white captives
September 26, 1793 Letter from W Urquhart on behalf of Georgia Governor Telfair to James Seagrove on conditions for peace with Creek Indians W. Urquhart James Seagrove From the Georgia Statehouse in Augusta, Urquhart relays Governor of Georgia Telfair's requirements on the part of the state of Georgia for peace with the Creek Indians. Captured property and contracts restored; prisoners returned; perpetrators of murders (13) be surrendered; requires 10 headmen of the lower Creek Towns as hostages until requirements fulfilled. State of Georgia will not recognize...
September 7, 1793 Request from Major Gaither to Governor Telfair to raise troops under Gaither's command for defense of Georgia Henry Gaither Governor Edward Telfair From Augusta Georgia, Major Henry Gaither expresses opinion that number of Georgia militia in service is excessive for defense of Georgia frontier. Proposes addition of 100 cavalry and 100 infantry to Federal Troops, to be placed under his command which, Gaither believes, if properly deployed, would be sufficient to guard and protect inhabitants. Notes that the above addition was ordered by...
September 26, 1797 Goods to and from Savannah and Augusta Samuel Lewis Edward Price The Secretary of War has declared that until a permanent arrangement can be made for the transportation of goods to and from Augusta and Savannah, Price can employ the persons he mentioned in his recent letter.
May 14, 1794 Georgia Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the Agent for the War Department in Georgia, regarding relations with the Indians on the frontier there.
November 12, 1785 Treaty at Galphinton with the Creeks Commissioners for Treaty of Galphinton, November 1785 [not available] U.S. Commissioners for Indian Affairs in tandem with the Indian Commissioners for the State of Georgia issue this treaty at Galphinton between themselves and the warriors of Creek Nation. Georgia demands that the Creeks restore all Negroes, horses, and other property to their owners.
August 13, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on convening of council of General Officers on subject of reducing five inimical Creek towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House at Augusta, Georgia Governor Telfair informs Secretary of War Knox that he has convened a council of Georgia militia General Officers on the subject of reducing the five inimical towns of the Creek Nation, the contents of which to be transmitted separately for review by the President of United States General George Washington. If properly supplied, expresses optimism that...
June 12, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on war with Creek Nation, requirement for additional reinforcements, arms, supplies Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House, Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair reporting to Secretary of War Henry Knox, that Georgia in a state of alarm. Number of militia drawn into service greater that he expected. From General Twiggs, a report that 700 volunteers will move into the enemy's country. Requests more supplies, swords, pistols. Inquires about the general system to be adopted by President of United...
July 24, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' assessment of Creek dispositions, and death of half breed Cornell Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia Telfair informs Knox that Twiggs assesses that Creeks are not confident of their strength, that those who have been friendly remain so, and that those inimical towns should be punished, captives liberated, property restored. David Cornell was killed by a detachment of Georgia militia horse while carrying dispatches for James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent...
August 18, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' unsucessful expedition to the Oakmulgee Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair reports on General Twiggs' failed offensive expedition against the Creeks from the Oconee River to the Oakmulgee. The governor attributes the failure to lack of provisions, tired horses and other adverse events, but nevertheless applauds the prudence of General Twiggs.
June 13, 1793 Halt of Troop Movement General John Twiggs [not available] General Twiggs informs the Secretary at War that due to a lack of provisions, troop movement was halted. Twiggs states that local procurement of provisions by the troops would alienate friendlys in the area.
October 3, 1789 Questions regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Request for information regarding treaties at Augusta, 1783, Galphinton, 1785, and Shoulderbone, 1786. Principal points are whether all lands belonging to the upper and lower Creeks are common property of whole nation, or whether the lands were ceded to Georgia by the three treaties. Were the proprietors of the lands stated to have been ceded to Georgia present or fully represented by the...
September 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Major Henry Gaither to Joshua Meals, Merchant, Augusta Henry Gaither Joshua Meals [In quotation marks], letter from Major Gaither informs merchant Joshua Meals that Gaither will leave for the Oakmulgee next day and will need to furnish James Seagrove with a guard, pack horses and will likely have to accompany Seagrove himself in order to provide protection from several parties of militia.
November 20, 1794 Cavalry Equipment to Governor Matthews of Georgia John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Hodgdon to put on board the ship bound for Georgia with Mr. Seagrove complete cavalry equipment for one hundred men. They should be addressed to Governor [George] Mathews at Augusta and, if they cannot be sent by this vessel, select the next one available.
April 1, 1794 [Unknown; No Document] George Mathews Henry Knox No image file
August 19, 1794 [Unknown; No Document] George Mathews Henry Knox No image file
June 14, 1793 Georgia's Militia Activity against the Creeks Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reporting to Secretary of War Henry Knox, notes that Georgia Militia Major General Twiggs crossed the Oakmulgee River and laid out a fort. Most of the command mutinied and returned. Gaither has heard reports of families killed by Indians in Franklin County [northwest of Augusta near SC], but cannot confirm veracity.
September 4, 1793 Letter from Constant Freeman to Henry Knox on arms and ammunition for Georgia militia, James Seagrove's 10 September meeting with Creeks, on disagreement between Seagrove and Governor Telfair on whether there is peace with Indians in Georgia, Federal supply of militia troops, the cross-purposes effect of Georgia's war mobilization on Seagrove's meeting with Creeks, Constant Freeman Henry Knox From Augusta, Freeman, agent to Department of War in Georgia reports that arms and ammunition intended for Georgia will arrive in about 10 days. Discusses matter of paying militia and future musters of militia. Reports that there are about 600 militia in service. Seagrove reports that there have been no Indian depredations, but this assessment is at odds with Governor Telfair's. Both Georgia and...
September 6, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent letter to Georgia Governor Telfair on planned meeting with Creeks on 10 September 1793 James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair From Augusta Seagrove recounts his meeting with the Governor on 5 September 1793 and informs Governor of Georgia Telfair of his plans to meet with the Creeks. He informs Telfair that his mission is in conformity with orders of the President of United States General George Washington and Secretary of War Henry Knox. Seagrove assures the Governor that he will communicate fully on all matters in his...
September 18, 1789 Notes of assurance from State of Georgia regarding negotiations with Creek Indians George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor forwards expression of support from the Georgia executive authority, noting every assistance to give facility and effect to negotiations with Creek Indians.
May 12, 1794 Conflict with Indians on Georgia frontier George Mathews James Seagrove The Governor of Georgia writes the agent of Indian Affairs in Savannah, regarding the latest unpleasant situation on the frontier with the Creek Indians. According to the governor, a small party of Usechees have set off to steal horses on the frontier, and other groups are determined for war.