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October 12, 1797 Confers License on Stephen Hawkins to Trade with Creeks Edward Price James McHenry Follows instructions to the Agent of War. Reports that Stephen Hawkins, of Georgia, is back in New York. Hawkins has been licensed to trade in the Creek nation.
April 29, 1793 Large Army of Creeks Coming Against This Nation Piamingo General Robertson Piamingo alerts General Robertson that his Chickasaws will soon be attacked by a Creek army. He hopes that the general will recall past promises of assistance to his nation in dire circumstances such as these.
January 13, 1795 Spanish Influence on Creek Nation James Seagrove Timothy Pickering Believed obtaining prisoners and property plundered by hostile Creeks (as advised by the Spanish) would be a difficult task. Also discussed Creeks dependence on Spaniards for trade, and in order to break Spanish influence, U.S. must consent to trade with Creeks.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
July 24, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' assessment of Creek dispositions, and death of half breed Cornell Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia Telfair informs Knox that Twiggs assesses that Creeks are not confident of their strength, that those who have been friendly remain so, and that those inimical towns should be punished, captives liberated, property restored. David Cornell was killed by a detachment of Georgia militia horse while carrying dispatches for James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent...
November 3, 1786 Treaty of Peace, Amity, and Commerce Treaty [not available] Articles of a treaty between the State of Georgia and the "Kings, Head Men, and Warriors" of the Creek Nation. Terms include retribution for the murder of some white settlers, return of property by the Creeks, protection of Creek land, and a system to deal with violations of law. To ensure the treaty, five Creek will stay with the Commissioners.
November 22, 1792 Peace & Friendship with the United States James Seagrove Henry Knox After his meeting with eighteen Creek chiefs, Seagrove confirms that the Creeks have no interest in joining the northern tribes against the forces of the United States.
October 2, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on enclosed documents respecting inimical Creek Towns Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia Telfair indicates to Secretary of War Knox that enclosed documents respecting the inimical Creek Towns will give information as to why it is useless to stop citizens of Georgia from going in quest of their property. Prisoners directed to Augusta, await exchange for white captives
November 12, 1785 Treaty at Galphinton with the Creeks Commissioners for Treaty of Galphinton, November 1785 [not available] U.S. Commissioners for Indian Affairs in tandem with the Indian Commissioners for the State of Georgia issue this treaty at Galphinton between themselves and the warriors of Creek Nation. Georgia demands that the Creeks restore all Negroes, horses, and other property to their owners.
May 25, 1798 Provisions provided to the chiefs of the Creek Nation through Benjamin Hawkins Superintendent Indian Affairs South of Ohio Unknown Author [not available] An account listing provisions provided to the chiefs of the Creek Nation convened in Council at Fort Fookuabatchee with Benjamin Hawkins to include callico, thread, bindings, blankets, flour, bacon, corn.
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
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.
May 11, 1792 Hostility of the Creek Nation Toward the United States John Ormsbay [not available] In this deposition, John Ormsby expresses his alarm at the hostility of the Creek nation toward the United States. It appears that the English, French, and Spanish are making efforts to ally themselves with the southern Indians, against the United States. Creek chief General McGillivray is still favorable to the U. S. but William Bowles is part of the conspiracy against the Americans.
October 2, 1793 Statement by Brigade Major Buckner Harris, 1st Brigade, 1st Division to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Brigade Major Buckner Harris James Seagrove Harris states that a party of militia brought in 8 prisoners and killed several Indians, which was consistent with the orders of Georgia Governor Telfair, who instructed several officers on the frontier that they should pursue any Indians who stole horses or committed hostilities. Telfair also instructed Harris to inform Brigadier General Clarke to pursue and kill any Indians committing outrages....
May 25, 1791 Running the Creek Boundary Line Henry Knox Richard Call Knox orders Major Call to march troops to Rock Landing to surpervise the marking of the boundary line established by the treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians. Three citizens of Georgia and three Creek chiefs are to be chosen to observe the running of the line.
July 11, 1792 Maintaining Peace with the Creek Nation Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox discusses his hope that the Creek Nation will abstain from acts of retaliation against murderous frontier whites if the Indians can be convinced of the friendship of the United States.
May 16, 1794 Relations with Creek chiefs in Georgia James Seagrove Henry Knox Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs regarding relations between Creek chiefs and Georgia Governor George Mathews. Seagrove is optimistic about friendly relations between the two.
November 13, 1797 Certification of payments; account of John Stagg William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $385.38 is due John Stagg, Chief Clerk of the War Office, being the balance of his contingent expenses for payments made for the clothing of Morgan and Elija Carter who made their escape from the Indians, and to James Leonard for services in the Indian Department, and for the boarding payments made for clothing and education of John Durant and Richard Bailey, two youths of the...
March 28, 1793 James Seagrove to the Chiefs, Head Men, and Warriors, of the whole Creek nation regarding Creek murder of white men at Trader's Hill near St Marys River James Seagrove [not available] Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent to Creek Nation at St Marys. Seagrove refers to last time they met in November with hopeful prospects for peace that has been broken by unprovoked murder and robbery by Creeks against peaceful inhabitants of United States. Reports that on 11 March 1793 about twenty-five to thirty Creeks entered store of Robert Seagrove at Traders Hill on St Marys River, and...
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.
May 16, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia James Seagrove George Mathews Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs to the Governor of Georgia. Seagrove had spent 6 months living among the Indians for the purpose of establishing peace, and saw is very irritated by the "rash and lawless conduct" of the militia (led by Major Adams) in attacking the Indians after all his efforts. Seagrove claims that the Indians who were attacked were friendly tribes. The attack was...
September 16, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to James Seagrove, Agent to the Creek Nations on his efforts to bring about peace with the Creek Nation, a proposal to invite Creek Chiefs to meet President Washington and Congress, and Knox's letter to Governor Telfair regarding offensive operations against the Creek Nation Henry Knox James Seagrove From the War Department, Knox informs James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, that his recent correspondence has been received and forwarded to President of United States General George Washington. Knox applauds Seagroves efforts at trying to bring about peace. Knox notes that if Seagrove's efforts are fruitful, then he will be doing a great service to his country which will be highly acceptable to...
October 6, 1791 Speech given to the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, with all other Chiefs of the Creek Nation. James Seagrove [not available] This is a speech, probably by James Seagrove, to the Creek chiefs assuring them of the support and friendship of the federal government and the need to avoid violent confrontations with their white neighbors.
April 7, 1797 Delivery of Indian Goods James McHenry John Harris Annual supply of goods for Creek Indians in Georgia to be delivered to Hodgdon for transport to Colerain in Georgia, via water.
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...