Viewing 1–25 of 46 documents: "Cowetas"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 28, 1792 Cowetas Not Responsible for the Murder James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Durouzeaux informs Seagrove that the Cowetas were not responsible for the recent murder. General McGillivray has gone to New Orleans so the headmen of the Coweta and Cussetah will come to Rock Landing to talk peace with Seagrove.
May 16, 1793 Aftermath of Incident at Traders Hill St Mary's Creek Chiefs [not available] Cussetahs pledge continued friendship. Because so many whites have been killed, do not see that they can influence matters any longer. Ask that the U.S. give a drubbing and burning to the perpetrators listed as Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usichees, Tallasse. Chiefs ask that Cussetah town and people be spared. Proceeded to give directions on how best to go after the Cowetas, while sparing...
October 5, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Barnard] to Major Gaither regarding Cowetas horse thieves and revenge for those killed at Little Oakfuskee Village Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither In addressing horse theft, identifies the Cowetas as the culprits and who will be objects of revenge for those killed at Little Oakfuskee Village. Asks Gaither to warn people to be on guard along the river and avoid unnecessary exposure.
May 12, 1793 Events in Aftermath of Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill St Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard reports that he has met with Galphin and has sent for the Cussetah King. Most of the murderers and plunderers are concentrated near the Chatahootchee River; Chehaws and Usuchees still keep up the mischief. Towns below [Chatahootchee] are quiet. Cussetahs trying to keep peace. Cussetah King and Kinnard will send Galphin to Seagrove. They recommend sending horsemen above the Cowetas to...
June 14, 1787 Speech of the Lower Creek chiefs the Hallowing King of the Cowetas and Fat King of Cussetahs. [not available] [not available] Beloved man from Congress was here. Mr McGillivray came over here and matters were settled. Expected that Mr. White would inform the State of Georgia. You always promised that the innocent should not suffer for the guilty. We knew nothing of these bad people or the mischief of the upper towns. Had a meeting with northern Indians lately. Told them we had settled matters with Virginians and could...
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox, on Georgia efforts to undermine peace with Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Seagrove laments that his failed efforts at achieving peace with the Creek Nation are entirely owing to the unruly conduct of the people of Georgia. Reports that there are two expeditions on foot against the Creek towns; one party from Green County and other from Washington. Suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair is encouraging this activity. Expresses hope that the...
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair requesting support in allowing Oakfuskees to settle matters with Cowetas for injuries done, to stop expeditions into Creek country, to prohibit future expeditions unless authorized by law James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove asks that the people of Georgia not interfere with Oakfuskee efforts to gains satisfaction for injuries done by Cowetas. Also requests he call off parties of militia assembled in Green and Washington Counties. Asks that Governor issue proclamation forbidding expeditions into Creek territory without proper [federal] authority.
April 9, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard, distressed friend to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard received express from Seagrove via Mr Aiken who says he cannot stay at Chehaw town any longer because too dangerous. Says Kinnard also in danger. Indians accuse them of being instruments to set towns against each other. Bernard pledges loyalty to US. Mentions Mordecai as having already pointed out that based on Bernard's meeting at Cussetah, there are prospects for peace. Some of Cowetas...
June 21, 1793 Headmen Want Peace with the United States, Etc. Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Barnard reports that headmen of Cussetahs, and headmen of upper and lower Creeks all seem to want peace with United States. Their intent was to make satisfaction for the murders and robbery at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader's Hill on St Marys River, but for the intervention of William Panton. At Tuckabatches, Indians agreed to return stolen horses; Cowetas and Chickasaws refuse to comply....
March 26, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent regarding white settler encroachments Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter from Bernard at Flint River to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove. Reports on complaints by Indians regarding encroachments by white settlers in Georgia. Gangs of cattle driven into Indian territory vicinity fork of Jullah Packa. Bernard relates attempts to stop encroachments by informing commanding officer and Governor of Georgia. Wrote to Captain Phillips. Some Indians may have given...
June 2, 1792 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James Durouzeaux to James Seagrove James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Durouzeaux reports on the activies of sundry Indian chiefs.
April 21, 1792 Indians Revenging Themselves on the Innocent James Seagrove Henry Knox James Seagrove writes to Knox regarding the subversive actions of several of William Bowles' friends and dispairs at the failure of the State of Georgia to prosecute the murderer of an Indian, the result of which was the revenge killing of two innocent Americans by the murdered Indian's relations.
April 20, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to Major Gaither regarding Major James Seagrove's demands in aftemath of violations Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Three parts out of four of the Creek Nation are in favor of peace. At Cupetah talks, concluded to give satisfaction to Major Seagrove's demands. Mr John Galphin largely responsible of the incident at Traders Hill. Upper Creeks asking for more time from Major Seagrove, as his demands fixed a time too short. Buzzard Roost people report that Cowetas doing mischief. Concern that the white men will...
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace, Warrior King's meeting with lower Creeks, White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River, prospects for peace are good it seems. The Warrior King trying to reconcile matters. Met with leadership of Lower Creeks at Cussetah, and with White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs at Tuckabatchee. Cowetas promise to lay quiet; talk strongly of killing horse thieves. Seek to get women prisoners back. Ask Seagrove to mediate and bring prisoners with him when he comes to visit....
October 1, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Barnard] from Oakmulgee on peace efforts with Creek Nation Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Timothy Bernard [Barnard] reporting from Oakmulgee, addressed to James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, at Ft Fidius on Oconee. Has sent written correspondence to Warrior King of Cussetahs and spoke with White Lieutenant of Oakfuskees. Has asked White Lieutenant to gather heads of lower towns to explain matters on frontier of Georgia. Reports that Cowetas stole horses and shot at whites and killed...
1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Bernard] to Henry Gaither Major Commandant on the state of affairs on the frontier, the prospects for peace, and whether military operations will make distinctions between Creek friend and foe Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Undated letter, presumably written spring or summer 1793. Barnard discusses the danger of traveling, presumably in the aftermath of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Matters may have to be settled by an army coming against the offenders. Does not see war as general yet. Hopes that distinctions can be made by army between hostile and peaceful towns. Cussetahs want peace. Mad Dog of...
August 21, 1793 Creek Desire for Peace John Galphin Jared Irwin Galphin informs Irwin of Creek desire for peace that is tempered with firm resolve to repell intrusion.
1794 Potential war with Indians James Jordan Henry Gaither James Jordan writes Lieutenant Colonel commandant Henry Gaither that William Gray is spreading falsehoods about the likelihood of Indians going to war, and that his earlier letter expressing anxiety of this was therefore mistaken.
August 7, 1790 Draft of the Proposed Treaty with the Creek Nation Unknown Author [not available] This is a draft of the proposed treaty with the Creek nation with an emphasis on the education of Creek children.
August 11, 1792 Boundary Disputes Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Mention of imposter Bowles and his "pernicious influence" on the boundary line between Creek and U.S. lands. Knox advised McGillivray to use his influence to run boundary according to treaty. Land rights, hunting grounds, and hostilities between Indians and settlers discussed.
May 9, 1794 Indian nations in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from Constant Freemn, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, regarding various Indian nations in that reason.
May 26, 1788 Indian Talks Regarding Land Rights in Georgia Cowetas Commissioners Indians request removal of Georgian settlers from their land. Then there will be peace. Expressed desire for peace with all three nations (England, Spain, America). Doctor White has acted on behalf of the Indian tribes.
August 7, 1790 Secret articles of US/Creek Treaty of 07/04/1790. [not available] [not available] This treaty discusses the continuance of U.S. trade with the Creek Nation in the event of war with Spain. McGillivray is appointed U.S. agent to the Creek Nation. U.S. agrees to educate and clothe a number of Creek children not to exceed four.
July 2, 1793 Events with Lower Creeks, Coweta, Broken Arrow, Usuchees and Chehaws Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Letter to Seagrove, delivered by Mr Townsend. Reports on meeting held at Tuckabatchee. Upper Creeks agreed to cease hostilities on Georgia and give up property. Cowetas, Broken Arrow, Ussuchees, Chehaws have declined from what they agreed to at the meeting; will not give up property. General Twiggs, Georgia Militia gave talk to Cussetah. Bernard says Twiggs has for most part, been prudent in his...
1793 Copy of a talk from the Big Warrior of the Cussetahs Big Warrior General John Twiggs Undated, but probably around May 1793. Timothy Barnard delivered a talk from Big Warrior of Cussetahs, and two chiefs of same town. Upper Creeks profess continued friendship. Cowetas, Chehaws, Oswitches, Broken Arrow, vow to continue hostilities and refuse to collect and return stolen property. Big Warriors says he has done all he can, and now believes the white man must subdue them; provides...