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September 5, 1793 Letter for Secretary of War Henry Knox to South Carolina Governor William Moultrie requesting that he refrain from providing military assistance to Georgia militia in proposed offensive operations against Creek Nation Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie Knox refers to the proceedings of the Council of War of the General Officers of Georgia Militia. Knox attempts to clarify his guidance, which seems to have been misconstrued as sanctioning South Carolina support for the Georgia militia plans to undertake offensive operations against the Creek Nation. Knox requests Moultrie to refrain from providing military assistance to Georgia.
May 21, 1792 Adherence to the Terms of the Treaty of New York James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove informs Governor Telfair that, after a meeting with the Creek headmen, the tense situation with the Creeks appears to have been resolved on the condition that the terms of the Treaty of New York are met by the United States. The Creeks have been unjustly charged with the murders of a Mr. Yarborough and his son.
November 26, 1798 Requests Silversmith; Lists Licensed Traders Edward Price James McHenry Encloses proposal by Col. Hawkins to establish a silversmith at the post. Reports process of building his own accommodations. Refers to case of insubordination and frays between Indians and soldiers. Includes list of people licensed to trade in the Creek Nation.
February 2, 1797 List of Indian treaties between 1786-1796 War Department Andrew Pickens A list provided to Major General Andrew Pickens of the four major Indian treaties signed between 1786 and 1796.
July 15, 1790 They will be fully clothed at this place. Henry Knox Marinus Willett Knox expresses his approval of Colonel Willet's efforts to ensure that the chiefs of the Creek Nation are fully clothed when they visit New York.
January 2, 1797 Concerning the Creek delegation James McHenry Benjamin Hawkins Discusses Creek delegation to the federal government and discloses five hundred dollars to be delivered to disperse to any chiefs who did not attend and may feel jealous that those who attended received gifts or special treatment.
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.
September 13, 1794 Attack from Creek Nation R. J. Waters John Easten Doctor Waters writes that a "very formidable invasion" by the Creek Nation is nearly certain, and will consist of at least 900 men, aimed at attacking western settlements in the Cumberland region. The doctor allegedly received this information from a Shawanese.
August 13, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on convening of council of General Officers on subject of reducing five inimical Creek towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House at Augusta, Georgia Governor Telfair informs Secretary of War Knox that he has convened a council of Georgia militia General Officers on the subject of reducing the five inimical towns of the Creek Nation, the contents of which to be transmitted separately for review by the President of United States General George Washington. If properly supplied, expresses optimism that...
June 24, 1798 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creek Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry A lengthy letter addressing the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creek Indians. The peace belt is also mentioned as well as the introduction of farming and manufacturing.
September 26, 1793 Letter from W Urquhart on behalf of Georgia Governor Telfair to James Seagrove on conditions for peace with Creek Indians W. Urquhart James Seagrove From the Georgia Statehouse in Augusta, Urquhart relays Governor of Georgia Telfair's requirements on the part of the state of Georgia for peace with the Creek Indians. Captured property and contracts restored; prisoners returned; perpetrators of murders (13) be surrendered; requires 10 headmen of the lower Creek Towns as hostages until requirements fulfilled. State of Georgia will not recognize...
January 10, 1795 Enclosed Journal of Peace Treaty Council William Blount Timothy Pickering Enclosed journal of the proceedings between Cherokee chiefs and Blount which ended with peace agreement. Objective of meeting was to convince Cherokees to terminate friendship between their nation and the Creek Nation.
February 13, 1799 COPY: Unauthorized Military Actions Constant Freeman William Simmons E. Telfair, governor of Georgia, used militia troops and materials for unauthorized offensive expedition into Creek Country on the pretext that he was protecting Georgia's frontier.
November 19, 1794 Invoice of goods purchased by Tench Francis for the Creek Indians and delivered James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove [not available] Invoice of goods purchased by Tench Francis for the Creek Indians and delivered James Seagrove Agent Indian Affairs Southern Department. Listed items are presents for the Creek Indians.
April 30, 1791 COPY: Letter of Condolence Regarding Murder at Beaver Creek Arthur St. Clair Delaware Chiefs Assurances of punishment for the murder of Indians by white people, reprimands other bad Indians for "mischief".
October 21, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War, reporting on renewed prospects for peace with Creek Nation James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports on positive prospects for peace, which might continue if the Georgia militia would stop going into Creek territory. Relates with pretty great certainty that about 200 militia have crossed the Oconee from Carr's Bluff, under command of Colonel Alexander. Notes that he has written to Georgia Governor Telfair on the matter. Expresses favorable opinion regarding a planned meeting of...
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.
June 29, 1789 Invitation to the Creek Nation to meet with U.S. authorities Andrew Pickens Creek Chiefs Invitation to the leaders of the Creek Nation to meet on September 15, 1789 in an effort to make peace. The document asks that the Creeks release all prisoners - both black and white - before the deliberation and to make sure that the current boundaries are respected and violence is avoided.
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.
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.
October 15, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, in answer to Major Robert Flournoy James Seagrove Robert Flournoy Seagrove reply to letter from Major Flournoy dated 5 October 1793. Notes that no treaty is in contemplation between United States and Creek Nation. He states that his actions are governed by orders of President of United States General George Washington, which are to obtain full satisfaction for injuries as a precondition for peace. Governor of Georgia Telfair, who has the power to promulgate...
February 17, 1795 Delivery of money from James Seagrove to Captain Constant Freeman James Seagrove Joseph Howell James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, informs Howell that he has delivered $11,407.63 to Constant Freeman , Agent of Department of War. Seagrove explains that the money was with him for an extended period of time because of Captain Freeman's presence on the frontier.
September 8, 1791 Carrying the Treaty into Effect Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox informs McGillivray, a Creek headman and interpreter, that Andrew Ellicott will be surveying the boundary line until his brother Joseph can join him. Since the boundary was established by the Treaty of New York, it is hoped that the Creeks will cooperate in drawing the line and will assist in maintaining peace on the southwestern frontier.
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, 1792 Spanish Arming the Creeks, Etc. James Ore [not available] In this deposition, James Ore describes his experiences while residing in the Creek nation. He testified that he believes the Spanish were arming the Creeks against the Americans. He also observed firsthand the harsh treatment of the white prisoners of the Creeks, including women and children. He also saw several fresh scalps.