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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
[not available] Speech to the Chiefs Sachems and Warriors at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Chiefs, Sachems and Warriors at Buffaloe Creek Mr. Parrish is at Cayuga. Chapin had sent a speech by Mr. Ransome to the Seneca along with whiskey to commemorate the death of Fish Carrier. Chapin wants to arrange a time and place to meet the Indians to distribute clothing as well as pass along the money owed them by Mr. Phelps. The Company making a settlement on Lake Erie will arrive soon, they are to meet with the Indians.
December 7, 1798 Opinions of the Heads of Departments Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott has signed the paper requesting opinions from the heads of departments but he maintains that written opinions should not be requested without the direction of the President.
July 25, 1793 Information & Opinion Relative to the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington "I have the honor to submit the information and opinion of General Pickens relatively to the Creek indians. If there should be any other points on which it would be necessary to request his information or opinion, he will be ready to afford the same."
March 12, 1793 Who should join the Commissioners at Sandusky? Henry Knox George Washington Knox seeks the President's acquiescence to the Indians' request to have several Quakers accompany the Commissioners to the treaty at Sandusky. Knox also recommends that a Moravian named John Heckewelder join the Commissioners because of his knowledge of the Indians' language and customs.
March 21, 1793 Deposition by eleven inhabitants of Glynn County Inhabitants of Glynn County Georgia W. Urquhart Extract from files of Ex Dept. William Urquhart. Inhabitants' report being robbed and plundered by Creek Indians, including cattle and horses. They say the Creek Indians have been treated kindly. Another extract comes from Mr Cooke to the Honorable Judge Houston dated at Williamsburg 21 March 1793 indicating that amount of cattle stolen around 2000.
March 21, 1793 Citizens of Glynn County make criminal allegations against Creek Indians Citizens of Glynn County [not available] Collective statement given by citizens of Glynn County, Georgia that alleges various criminal conduct on the part of local Creek Indians.
July 5, 1793 Killing of Creek Indians at Spanish Creek & Detention of Indians at Seagrove's Home James Seagrove Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Seagrove recounts the incident whereby Creek Indians were reportedly mistakenly killed by whites at Spanish Creek. Points out that David Cornell was killed by same man whose brother Cornell killed past winter on frontier of Cumberland. Expresses hope that matter can still be settled peacefully. Seagrove then reports on detention of Indians at his house, including the incident whereby one Indian...
August 22, 1796 Compensation & Expenses of Benjamin Hawkins William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $936.92 is due Benjamin Hawkins, being the balance of his compensation and expenses as Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians from April 19 to August 19, 1796 and expenses returning home.
February 23, 1798 Account of Execution of Indian Chief and Request for Policy Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Letters between governor and Hawkins outlined and numbered. Hawkins recounted an ambush of U.S. officers, and complaints of white neighbors of Tuskeegee Tustunnagau and other Creek Indians. Tuskeegee put to death after civil trial. Blacksmith's employed by U.S. for the use of the Creek Indians, Hawkins requests ruling on the responsibility of payment.
September 23, 1796 Recent Injuries from the Creek Indians Jared Irwin James McHenry Governor Irwin reports on the disquietude felt by his citizens in consequence of the recent injuries from the Creek Indians. Neither the punishment of those responsible for the murder of Indians nor the invitation to attend a treaty has allayed their thirst for predatory operations.
1794 Slaves stolen by Creek Indians James Seagrove Henry Knox Memorandum from the Agent of Indian Affairs. Seagrove believes that 60 to 70 black slaves have been stolen from Georgia by Creek Indians.
August 29, 1796 Dragoons, Troop Movements, Creek Hostility Anthony Wayne James McHenry In a largely illegible letter, Wayne seems to be reporting on the state of the military deployment in the southwest that is a response to the hostile actions of the Creek Indians. Also addresses the time and difficulty of transporting large numbers of troops across the frontier.
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.
March 10, 1794 Expenses on Indian treaties and presents Henry Knox Unknown Recipient A statement of the gross sum of money which was expended by the United States in making the Creek treaty of New York, in August 1790. Includes presents which have been made to the Creek and Cherokee Indians since the said treaty, along with annual allowances. Expenses of the Creek treaty add up to $20,583. The presents made since the treaty add up to $22,279 for the Creeks and $18,217 to the...
December 17, 1798 Certification of payments; John Habersham of the customs of Savannah Georgia William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $123.25 John Habersham, collector of the customs of Savannah Georgia, which he has accounted of the monies on import and tonnage.
January 12, 1798 Reports Indian Affair; Seeks to Provide Supplies for Indian Agents with Creek Nation Edward Price James McHenry Responds to Col. Hawkins's request about information of the unfortunate affair with Indians on December 22. Forwards a transcript of Hawkins's diary, which he hopes will reveal the destination of the Indians. Has not been able to secure accommodations. Indicates plan to get stipends and supplies to agents between the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation.
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 20, 1796 Account of Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $396 is due Andrew Pickens, Commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians, being the balance of his compensation and expenses from May 13 to July 22, 1796, payable to William Richards.
January 2, 1794 Testimony on the white attack on Indians Bartlet Walker Unknown Recipient On December 28th a party of whites murdered two Creek Indians hunting in Georgia who had neither attacked them nor threatened them. Bartlet Walker, aged 16 years, testifies that Capt. Jonathan Adams and three others fired upon and killed the Indians.
June 16, 1794 Articles Furnished Creek Indians [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has not acknowledged receipt of articles furnished to the Creek Indians.
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.
October 26, 1787 Instructions to the Commissioners for negotiating with the tribes of Indians in the Southern Department. Congress of the United States Commissioners Congress reports to the commissioners of Indian Affairs that hostilities have commenced between the state of North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation, and the state of Georgia and the Creek Nation, with boundaries as the general source of contention. The commissioners are instructed to make peace without demanding the cession of any land from the Indians; the commissioners are also instructed to...
March 14, 1796 Account of the Savannah Customs Inspector William Simmons Samuel Meredith Sends receipt of John Habersham, collector of customs for Savannah, Georgia for 110 dollars and a warrant for that sum
February 10, 1794 Defensive Protection of the Frontiers Isaac Shelby Henry Knox Governor Shelby fully expects that the Creek and Chickamauga Indians will attack frontier settlers as soon as winter breaks so he requests authority to take measures for the defensive protection of the frontiers of Kentucky.