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August 8, 1793 Governor of Georgia holds a council of war with his generals Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This document records the issues presented by the Governor to the council of war for advice on forming the military expedition against the 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.
March 9, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair regarding application to President of United States for calling out militia and shipment of arms and ammunition on apprehension of danger from Cherokees Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Letter from Secretary at War Henry Knox to Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair. Knox notes that Georgia delegates have applied to President of United States to establish magazines of arms, ammunition, and provisions in Georgia, and to make provisional arrangements for calling out militia in neighboring states [North Carolina; South Carolina]. Knox notes that, although peace is expected with the...
November 12, 1798 Seeks to Replace Position Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment for Joseph Clay. Clay has been recommended in place of Mr. McWallace. Several have declined the offer.
June 8, 1790 Enclosed Appointments Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Appointments of John Steele and Thomson Leayres. Locations of officers given. Request to forward the letters.
July 18, 1796 Auguste DeGrasse Paid, Receipts Enclosed Daniel Stevens William Simmons Stevens has paid Auguste DeGrasse $227.50.
January 7, 1797 De Grasse's Pay William Simmons Auguste de Grasse Notification that his account for pay as Sub-Engineer to the Fortifications at South Carolina has been received and that he will receive his pay from Daniel Stevens, federal supervisor at Charleston,
November 19, 1792 Demise of Major Call, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Gaither was sick when he landed in Georgia which held him eight days in Savannah. On the ninth day he mounted his horse and in four days arrived in Augusta and travelled on to Rock Land where he found Major Call alive. He died within 24 hours and was buried with the honors of war. His widow remained with Gaither for two weeks and was pleased to find herself in the company of gentlemen.
May 16, 1794 Relations with Creek chiefs in Georgia James Seagrove Henry Knox Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs regarding relations between Creek chiefs and Georgia Governor George Mathews. Seagrove is optimistic about friendly relations between the two.
October 3, 1796 De Grasse's compensation William Simmons Auguste de Grasse Notification that his account for compensation as Sub Engineer to the Fortifications at South Carolina has been approved and that he will receive his pay from Daniel Stevens, federal supervisor at Charleston
September 18, 1789 Reply from Governor George Walton to Federal Commissioners George Walton [not available] Reply to a note from the Commissioners sending letters for the Governor. The Commissioners were unable to present the letters to the Walton in person because he is ill. Walton thanks them for the note. He has been unable to act on their letter of the 11th regarding provisions. He would be happy to meet with the Commissioners in the morning.
September 11, 1793 Report from Captain Constant Freeman to Henry Knox on Georgia militia; muster and pay, James Seagrove's visit with the Creeks and Indian mischief on the frontier Constant Freeman Henry Knox Writing from Augusta, Freeman has met with Georgia Governor Telfair; expects to see appointment of paymaster for militia, along with orders for mustering. Has not been able to obtain a listing of the numbers of troops employed. Governor believes forces should remain at current levels. Notes that in response to Knox's letter ordering a stop to offensive operations by Georgia militia, Governor...
March 6, 1794 Transport of Returned White Prisoners Henry Knox George Mathews Peace between Creeks and U.S. resulted in the return of eight white prisoners. Request to transport released prisoners to Fort Fidelis.
May 10, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the agent of the War Department in Georgia regarding the unpleasant situation on the frontier. An Indian camp was attacked by a party of 150 mounted militia, under the command of Major Adams. The militia was irritated by the government's protection of the Indians. "Both sides are irritated beyond all reconciliation."
November 1, 1799 Peltries to be Shipped Edward Wright John Harris Cover letter for a report from Colonel Hawkins (not found). Expresses hope that a new assistant factor will arrive from Philadelphia. He expects to ship all his skins within the month.
July 30, 1787 Disposing of public monies John Pierce Board of Treasury Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General to the Board of Treasury; regarding the disposing of public monies.
May 7, 1796 Receipt of Auguste DeGrasse, Temporary Engineer Daniel Stevens [not available] Receipt certifying that DeGrasse received $227.50 from David Stevens.
September 29, 1794 Indian conflict in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the Indian agent to the Creek Nation in Georgia, regarding Governor George Mathew's proclamation against General Elijah Clarke, who illegally ordered a massacre of Indians on the frontier.
January 22, 1791 Troops in the Service of the United States. Henry Knox [not available] Statement of the number of troops in the service of the United States in Georgia and on the Western Frontiers.
March 17, 1800 New Book Keeper and Status of Furs for Transport Edward Wright John Harris Mr. Elliot's travel plans. Opinion of Wright - that Elliot was acceptable but would have preferred a man who could keep accounts in a more agreeable manner. Updates on shipment of furs via waggon.
October 16, 1795 Inclosed Extracts Regarding Frontier Violence James Jackson Timothy Pickering "Frontier is in a state of alarm." Midway settlement flattened, Jackson believed settlers would not hold. News of peace between Northern Indians and U.S. reached lower settlements, which are envious.
July 31, 1799 Regimental surgeons and chaplains James McHenry [not available] Encloses a copy of correspondence between himself and Major General Pinckney, along with a letter to Colonels Rice and Hunnewell on candidates for regimental surgeons and surgeons' mates. States the current numbers of troops on the frontier are not sufficient. Also mentions potential religious instruction for the troops.
July 6, 1789 Hostilities still rage between Georgia and the Creek Indians. Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President of the state of Georgia's war with the Creeks. He includes a biographical description of Creek chief Alexander McGillivray and why he believes McGillivray distrusts Georgia. He describes three treaties Georgia entered into with the Creek Nation. This document (6 July) is the second part of the original report on Indian Affairs that Knox sent to the President on 15 June...
July 24, 1793 Military Demonstration of Power Against the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Knox and Pickens agree that a military demonstration of power is the only effective method to prevent the cruel depredations of the Creek Indians. The timing and plan of the campaign will depend upon the circumstances of the moment which cannot now be determined.
September 18, 1789 Request to keep Indians together in preparation for treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Andrew Pickens Commissioners honored by receipt of letter addressed on 16 August. They are astonished at the information from Pickens and Osborne, which is diametrically contrary to ideas of Governor of Georgia. Ask that Pickens and Osborne continue to keep Indians together and ask that they forward accompanying letter to Alexander McGillivray.