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February 11, 1797 Charges Against Lieutenant Gaither, Etc. William Eaton William Simmons Eaton would have already forwarded the enclosed vouchers were it not for the need to include his charges against Lieutenant Colonel Gaither which are addressed to the Commander in Chief. He called on the late commissioner for negotiating a treaty with the Creeks at Coleraine but he had no recollection other than having left Coleraine before the remnant of supplies were disposed of.
May 13, 1796 Indian Relations and Trade Benjamin Hawkins James Seagrove Arrived in Coleraine from Savannah yesterday, commissioners of Georgia to depart Savannah tomorrow. Requested copy of law regulating trade and intercourse with Creek Nation along with agreement reached with Nation.
May 22, 1796 Frequency of Mail Delivery Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Arrival time of commissioners to Coleraine unknown. Hawkins thought it important McHenry was informed regularly on progress of negotiations with Indian tribes. He wrote contractor that carried mail to increase frequency of deliveries and pick ups with reasonable compensation.
May 30, 1796 Indian Goods and Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Notification that Gen. Pickens arrived in Coleraine in the morning. Appointed S. Allinson as agent for receiving and issuing supplies to Indians. Treaty has held the peace in the area. Spanish interference with Indian council in Pensacola.
September 8, 1796 Discusses Indian Affairs; Outlines Duties of Indian Agent James McHenry Benjamin Hawkins Discussion of Indian affairs. Outlines treaty with Creek Nation, including boundaries, trade, punishment of Indian murders, etc. Refers to affairs at Coleraine. Reflects opinion of the President. Questions Indians as subjects of King of Spain or America. Refers to perceptions of Indians as savages and civilization efforts. Mentions acts regulating trade.
August 5, 1796 Order of President to Direct Dragoons to Join Lieutenant Colonel Gaither James McHenry Anthony Wayne Per request in letter dated 07/30/1796, McHenry inquired about the assemble of dragoons to march to the frontier of Georgia. Orders of President state the dragoons are to meet Lieut. Col. Gaither at either Coleraine on the St. Mary's River or at Fort Fidius.
May 19, 1797 Creek Goods to be Sent Directly to Colerain John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon According to the letter of the Secretary of War, the Indian goods for the Creeks should be sent directly to Coleraine.
June 17, 1796 [The Invitation or talk of the President delivered this day as follows. - To the beloved Men, Chiefs, and Warriors of the Creek Nation.-] George Washington [not available] Cited negotiations in New York that secured a peaceful boundary line in Georgia. However, neither the people of Georgia or Creek Nation were satisfied with boundary and took prisoners and property. Discussed Seagrove's agreement with some Creek chiefs and no additional boundary disputes. Formally invites Creek Nation to Coleraine to formalize peace and trade agreement. Outlines land desired...
June 13, 1796 Notification of Receipt James Seagrove Commissioners of the United States "I am at this moment favored with your note, the contents of which shall have my immediate attention, and, by to-morrow morning, shall have all matters stated as you require."
August 14, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence Concerning Relations with Indians & Spain James McHenry John Adams Forwards letters from Benjamin Hawkins. The draft copy lists the enclosures, which identify Hawkins as having extended contact with Indians and representatives of Spain.
December 7, 1796 [Speech of President Washington] Addressed Foreign Relations and Boundary Disputes George Washington Congress of the United States Measures have been taken to continue peaceful relationship with Indians. Land purchase orchestrated at Coleraine failed to result in land obtained from Creek Nation, however trading posts and military forts will be established under new treaty. Treaty b/w U.S. and Great Britain and U.S. and Spain were amicably reached and U.S. gained land on its western frontier. Arrangement with Dey of...
June 15, 1796 Request Details on Murder Benjamin Hawkins James Seagrove Notification that Col. Gaither was contacted regarding regulations that were not currently being observed but must be practiced. Requests information on the murder of Big Warriors brother.
October 15, 1798 Creek Factory Correspondence, Land Edward Price James McHenry Encloses papers outlining proceedings with James Jordan over the property of the U.S. at St. Mary. Refers to debts due to the factory and previous correspondence.
June 14, 1796 Problems with Indians and Drunkenness James Seagrove Commissioners of the United States Despite his best efforts, Indians are frequently drunk. No liquor has officially entered camp, so Seagrove assumes it was furnished by the garrison or the contractors to the Indians. Seagrove requests no Indians be allowed alcohol. Mentioned spies and people sent to destroy relations with U.S.
June 4, 1796 Rumors of Militia Harm Faith in U.S. Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Discussed rumors of armed militia being present at council with Indians, damaging relations with U.S. and Indian Nations. Still believe representation of Indian nations will be numerous. Hawkins hopes to preserve favorable image of U.S.
August 29, 1796 Discussion of Indian Affairs with Creeks James McHenry George Washington Refers to recent conference between Six Nations and American representatives. Outlines treaty establishing boundary and trade. Refers to murder of Indians by Harrison. Refers to instructions of the President. Mentions plan of civilization. Mentions states anxious to get Indian land.
June 16, 1796 Indian Negotiations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed correspondence b/w Hawkins, Clymer, Pickens, and Commissioners of Georgia. Negotiations with Indians began the previous day, large number of representatives present at council. Chiefs have confidence in the justice of "our Government."
April 4, 1796 Requests Items for Commissioners for Treaty with Creeks James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has requested that the Purveyor purchase articles for the commissioners appointed to hold the treaty with the Creek Indians for the troops in Georgia. Requests that the items be packed and delivered to the sloop William with other items from the public store.
October 25, 1796 Diverting Goods Expressly Purchased for the Indians, Etc. James McHenry Edward Price McHenry advises Edward Price to expect an invoice from Samuel Hodgdon to ship goods to the trading house at Coleraine. McHenry provides guidance regarding requests by US military officers in garrison in Georgia and frontier inhabitants to purchase some of the goods in store, noting that it would be wrong to divert from the Indians goods expressly purchased for their use. If however, there are...
July 1, 1796 Negotiations Over Murder of Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed copy of treaty with Creek Nation. Indians are not satisfied with governments reaction to Creek murders by Georgia residents (Harrison and others), discussed punishments. Current sentiments of citizens believe the boundary should be maintained by Federal government and not the state. Boundary line with Spanish territory determined.
November 30, 1797 Statement of Powder On Hand Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Statement of powder on hand at various places per the books of the Intendant of Military Stores.
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 22, 1799 Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida James McHenry John Adams Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the running of the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish Florida. Pinckney believes the commotion among the Indians to be the work of a French officer in the Spanish service. Discusses the possibility of altercations with the Creeks. Forwards...
August 23, 1796 Agents of Georgia Refuse to Sell Lands James McHenry Jared Irwin The agents of the State of Georgia appointed to attend the meetings with the representatives of the Creek Nation have refused to sell any of their lands. The President is surprised that the agents have failed to support measures intended to inspire the Indians in the fairness of the intended negotiations.
March 3, 1796 Treat with the Creeks at Colraine James McHenry Jared Irwin Colraine is selected as the site of the treaty with Creeks over Fort Fidius because the troops at that place are sufficient to protect and give respectability to the negotiations.