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October 26, 1799 Tension in the Creek Nation Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins concerned about tension in Creek Nation. Many of the Indian nations do not want war with Creeks. Creeks are generally more hostile because the fear loss of their land.
May 8, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the Creek barbarities and additional troops Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House in Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair notes horrid barbarities and carnage on the frontier caused by the Creeks. As such is adding troops and establishing camp at Shoulderbone to be commanded by General Officer. Says that no idea of peace should divert from preparations for war; people of Georgia must be protected. Acknowledges receipt of supplies.
March 3, 1796 Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding the Creek Nation James McHenry Andrew Pickens Secretary of War James McHenry writes Major General Andrew Pickens on Pickens' recent appointment as commissioner. As commissioner, McHenry writes, Pickens will work in conjunction with George Clymer and Benjamin Hawkins on establishing a treaty with the Creek Nation.
July 1793 Expedition Against the Creek Nation Andrew Pickens [not available] Pickens describes the plans for the expedition against the Creek Nation of Indians with alterations required for including the Cherokees as adversaries. There is concern regarding how to discriminate between enemy and friendly Indians.
August 7, 1790 Oath of the interpreteur in the treaty with the Creeks. Joseph Cornell [not available] Document, Oath of the interpreter in Treaty with Creeks.
March 5, 1791 Expenditures for McGillivray & the Chiefs of the Creek Nation Henry Knox Marinus Willett The account of the expenditures of Colonel McGillivray and the chiefs of the Creek Nation have been lost so Knox asks Colonel Willet to forward a duplicate of the account.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
September 23, 1793 Letter from Captain Constant Freeman to Secretary of War Henry Knox on conflict between state of Georgia intentions with Creek Nation and those of Federal Government Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman notes the great contradiction between the designs of the Governor of Georgia Telfair and the militia, and the designs of the Federal Government with regard to military strategy against the Creek Nation. Freeman laments that, knowing that offensive operations against the Creeks are not part of the federal strategy, he wonders if he should interfere with Telfair's offensive designs against...
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...
August 26, 1793 Money Placed in the Hands of James Seagrove, Agent to the Creeks Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox It appears that James Seagrove, Agent to the Creek Nation, is authorized to draw four thousand dollars, the authorization for which has been provided by the War Department.
May 12, 1795 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Indian Affairs, on meeting with Chiefs of the Creek Nation, and the prospects of living in peace James Seagrove Timothy Pickering James Seagrove, Agent for Creek Indians, reported that he received dispatches from various Chiefs of the Creek Nations indicating that they will comply with his demands and will live in perfect peace and friendship with every part of the United States. Seagrove remarked that he believed that when he meets with the Chiefs, he will be able to impress upon them the necessity of their continuing in...
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.
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...
May 2, 1793 Deposition of William Stringer regarding Spanish arms shipments to Creek Nation William Stringer [not available] At Flint River, Lower Creek Nation, William Stringer appeared before Deputy Superintendent Timothy Bernard with a sworn deposition dated 2 May 1793. Stringer, a native of Georgia and now resident at Pensacola, says he saw Spanish public stores at Pensacola and witnessed arms and ammunition delivered to Creek Indians. Stringer relates that he heard Governor O'Neil state that the arms were to be...
September 8, 1791 Provisions for Running the Boundary Line Henry Knox Spear & McLeod Spear and McLeod are ordered to provide Joseph Ellicot and his assistants the necessary provisions for establishing the boundary line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians.
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.
July 1, 1796 Indian affairs and treaties Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry General Superintendent of Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins describes the Treaty of New York of 1790, the Creek Nation, Indian boundaries, and murders on the frontier.
April 22, 1795 [A talk from the Mad Dog and Big Warrior of the Tuckabatcet in behalf of the Creek Nation to James Seagrove] Mad Dog James Seagrove Advice from U.S. on peace between tribes to save land was good. Noted killing of Creek hunters by Chickasaws, Creeks will transport prisoners and property of guilty Indians to U.S. Fear that some Indians will ally with Cumberland settlers and militia against Chickasaws. Creek request that the U.S. remains peaceful, Creeks promise to remain peaceful with Cherokee Nation. Hopes to establish...
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.
June 5, 1795 Indian expenses of John Stagg, Junior William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $148.60 is due John Stagg, Jr. being for the expenses attending the education of John Durant and Richard Bailey, two Indian youths of the Creek Nation from 1 January to 31 March 1795.
June 1, 1789 Tour to the Creek Nation James White Richard Caswell White discusses dispatches resulting from his tour to the Creek nation which should throw some light on Indians affairs in the southern states. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs, he was instructed by Congress to promise aid and protection to the southern states but the tranquility of the area has rendered such measures unncessary.
August 6, 1793 Postponing a War with the Creek Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens suggest sending a trader with knowledge of Indian affairs into Creek Country with presents for the Chiefs as a method of postponing a war with that Nation.
1790 Minutes from Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, Minutes for Creek treaty; discusses Indians and husbandry.
November 10, 1792 Powder & Lead for the Creeks in Georgia John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to ship on board the sloop Sally, under Capt. Bethnel and now in the harbor, ten barrels of musket powder and a proportion of lead, addressed to James Seagrove, Agent to the Creek Indians in Georgia.
November 24, 1789 Priorities of the President to Avoid War and to Protect Citizens Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox conveys the intentions of President Washington relative to war with the Creek nation. Washington hopes to avoid war yet seeks to protect U.S. citizens and has issued a proclamation prohibiting hostilities among the people of Georgia and the Creek. Warns punishment of Creek if they inflict problems on citizens. Encourages station of troops on Georgia frontier, and promises to recruit more...