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November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...
February 13, 1799 Statement of Facts Relative to the Georgia Militia Constant Freeman William Simmons Freeman clarifies the situation regarding the Georgia militia and the US Army beginning in 1793. Freeman asserts that he was never properly informed the total number of militia active in the state, and determined that those not mustered were unauthorized by Congress and the Department of War, although they were activated by the Governor.
October 28, 1793 Letter from Captain Constant Freeman to Secretary of War Henry Knox on renewed prospects for peace with the Creek Nation, inability to receive returns on militia numbers from Governor Telfair's, discrepencies in authorized militia strength and Federal authority to muster militia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Captain Constant Freeman reports that Timothy Barnard [Bernard] suggests renewed chances for peace with the Creek Nation. Prospect for continued peace are tenuous, as inhabitants of Georgia have crossed Oconee River for the purpose of breaking up the Creek Towns. Suggests there are Georgia militia called into service without proper authority. Has suggested Major Gaither appoint inspector to...
September 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia inhabitant resistance toward his efforts to meet with Creek leadership James Seagrove Henry Knox From Ft Fidius on the Oconee River, Seagrove describes the Georgia inhabitants as being violently against peace with the Creek Nation. Notes that parties of militia are kept out to intercept Seagrove if he attempts to enter the Creek Nation. Describes a scene at Long Bluff whereby some Indians were attacked by Captain Stokes of the militia, an affair which has kept the Indians from coming forward...