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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...
February 4, 1797 Account of John Stagg William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $261.43 is due John Stagg, being the balance of his account of expenses and boarding John Durant and Richard Bailey, two young men belonging to the Creek Nation of Indians, for the year 1796.
April 21, 1797 Deceptive Plans Regarding Land Purchase William Blount James Carey Secretive plans discussed. Action supported by Indian friends. Location of Chisholm unknown. Land purchase discussed.
October 26, 1787 Instructions for appointing commissioners to Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] The U.S. Congress authorizes the state governments of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to appoint one commissioner each to work in conjunction with the superintendent of Indian Affairs in order to negotiate treaties between the United States and southern Indian tribes. Congress allots six thousand dollars for the program, which will fund a militia and pay each commissioner five dollars...
October 1, 1798 Seeks Affidavits about the Indian Nation in Georgia Edward Price James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Freeman according to instruction from Col. Hawkins. Seeks affidavits from people concerned with the Indian Nation.
January 2, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the attacks upon the Creek nation by a party of whites in Georgia.
September 24, 1789 Reply from Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creek Nation Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray acknowledges receipt of letter from Commissioners. Chiefs would like to meet morning of 24 September at the ceremony of black drink, after which they will proceed with business.
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...
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to John Kinnard, wealthy Creek of mixed blood and Hitchiti chief James Seagrove John Kinnard James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, letter to John Kinnard, Creek of mixed blood. United States is friendly to Creek Nation. Asks that Kinnard meet with Timothy Barnard [Bernard] and go to the towns. Bernard will explain why when they meet. Asks that Kinnard give Bernard all the assistance he needs, which the great father General Washington expects as a good friend in the Creek land. About 300...
August 16, 1799 Indian trade and dependence on the United States James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Asks the Treasury Secretary to withhold from further communication with Congressman Robert Harper on the subject of establishing a trading house among the Creek Nation, until he has additional time to speak with him about it. States that small traders are more likely to be dependent upon the Indians than traders with large amounts of capital. Concludes by stressing the point that he does not want...
April 22, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on Seagrove's accounts, Creek disavowals, President Washington's policies, and arms and ammunition Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair looks at Seagrove's accounts with skepticism, for it is the policy of the Creek nation to disavow all murders and depredations. He does not expect the murderers from the incident at Traders Hill at St Marys to be turned over to Seagrove. Perhaps at best, some of the property will be returned. Looks to the President of the United States to take serious measure of this situation. He will...
May 24, 1792 My Want of Faith in McGillivray's Integrity James Seagrove Henry Knox An extract of a letter from Seagrove to Knox in which Seagrove questions the sincerity of McGillivray in his professions of friendship for the United States. One of McGillivray's shortcomings is his failure to take seriously the subversive activities of William Bowles. McGillivray is partially responsible for the state of confusion that exists in the Creek nation.
September 8, 1791 Instructions for Running the Boundary Line Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Knox gives Ellicott his instructions for running the boundary line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians, as stipulated in the Treaty of New York.
September 11, 1795 Proposed Peace b/w Creek and Chickasaw Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Southwestern Territory is at peace according to letter from Gov. Blount. Notification that Gen. Robertson will go to Chickasaw Nation and notify them of Creeks intention of peace and request for prisoner exchange. Gov. Blount will meet with the Creeks at the Tellico Blockhouse.
September 3, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Secretary of War Henry Knox on how Georgia inhabitants view peace efforts with Creek Nation, attempts to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair, proposal for meeting of Creek Chiefs at Philadelphia, and rumors of whites and Chickasaws planning to attack Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he is waiting at Augusta to meet with Georgia Governor Telfair. While there he is also attempting to ascertain the prospects for peace with the Creeks, based on newspaper accounts, current reports, and based on the measures being taken by the Governor. Reports that Governor Telfair is making plans for large-scale military operations against Creek Nation, but says this will...
September 18, 1795 Peace Between Creek and Chickasaw Nation George Washington Timothy Pickering Pleased with summary of dispatches from Gov. Blount rather than having to read complete transcripts, believed this method should be employed in the future. Glad to hear of proposed peace b/w Creeks and Chickasaws, believed Gov. Blount should immediately facilitate this agreement. Advised not holding militia troops in service longer than necessary.
October 9, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War on militia attack on village of Little Oakfuskees and purported duplicity by Georgia Governor Telfair James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports the he has not been able to conduct a peace mission with Creek leadership because of attempts by people of Georgia and militia to interfere with efforts. Recounts the report of Captain Sanford of Georgia Militia, who returned from an expedition of Creek Towns under Colonel Alexander and others, in pursuit of some horse thieves; expedition surprised the friendly town Little...
August 15, 1794 Deposition of William Jones William Jones Unknown Recipient William Jones of the county of Wilkes makes an oath that four months ago he was employed to go through the Creek country, to carry a letter to Ford, Reid, & Co. at Pensacola, from Willing, Morris, and Swanwick of Philadelphia. After arriving in Pensacola, the Lieutenant Governor directed him to go to the governor at New Orleans. Discusses large quantity of goods for the Creek nation.
May 19, 1792 Stop the Effusion of Blood & Preserve the Peace James Seagrove Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk by James Seagrove to the Creek kings, chiefs, and warriors in which he exhorts them to cease the bloodshed, return their prisoners, and preserve the peace between the Creek nation and the United States. He promises that the U. S. will conscientiously carry out all the terms of the Treaty of New York.
December 1790 Minutes from Benjamin Hawkins relative to the treaties with the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] Document, minutes relative to treaties with the Creek nation.
September 8, 1791 No Impediment to the Boundary Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox informs the Governor of Georgia of the impending establishment of boundaries between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians and expresses a desire that there be no impediment to the immediate drawing of the boundary lines.