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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 4, 1795 Murder Committed by Georgians on Creeks Timothy Pickering William Eaton Following the murder of Creeks by some Georgians, Pickering discusses necessary measures for maintaining the peace.
October 4, 1798 Interaction with the Creeks James McHenry James Wilkinson Reports satisfaction on progress with the Creeks. Provides suggestions.
January 8, 1797 Farming Equipment for the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins Constant Freeman Hawkins requests that "implements of husbandry" intended for the Creeks be forwarded to him.
March 1, 1797 Report on the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on the situation among the Creeks, their intentions, and their complaints. Also discusses the necessity of regulations for Indian traders
June 24, 1798 Negotiations between Hawkins and Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Letter addresses negotiations between Hawkins and Creek Indians. Mentions peace belt and introduction of farming and manufacturing.
September 25, 1793 The Flame Will Break Out Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman comments on the turmoil on the southwestern frontier, noting that nothing in Knox's letter permits the Governor to authorize a war agains the Creeks. He fears that if Seagrove meets with the Creeks, they will kill him. Becaise of the depredations of the Creeks against whites, restraining the settlers from seeking revenge is difficult and war could break out at any time.
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.
July 31, 1793 Letter Citation William Blount Unknown Recipient "In case of war with the Cherokees as well as the Creeks, General Sevier is a fit character to command that part of the force which be employed against the Cherokees."
1789 Proceedings before treaty with Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Document, proceedings before treaty with Creeks.
July 26, 1788 Report on a Plan for the Protection of the Georgia Frontier Against the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Notes that the strength of the Wabash Indians, who were principally the object of the resolve of 21 July 1787, and the strength of the Creeks is very different. That said, the Creeks are not only greatly superior in numbers, but more united, better regulated, and headed by a man whose talents appear to have fixed him in their confidence, [presumably McGillivray]. Notes that there are no United...
1793 Creeks' War with White People John Boggs Hanging Maw Mr. McGillivray is dead and the Creeks are passing by on the way to war. If they make war on white people, it should be on the people of Georgia and not on those of our land.
August 8, 1788 Regarding treaty talks with Creeks at Tugelo River at house of Lachland Cleaveland on Georgia side Richard Winn Henry Knox Gentleman has returned from delivering talks from Commissioners. Answers from Creeks appear to be friendly; willing to attend treaty next month at Tugelo River at house of Lachland Cleaveland on Georgia side. Discusses Congress wish that Assembly of Georgia repeal law which militates against the resolves of Congress in carrying into effect the treaty with Creeks.
April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
March 23, 1793 Circular letter to the chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks regarding murder of white settlers at Traders Hill James Seagrove [not available] In this circular, sent to twenty of the principal chiefs of the upper and lower Creeks, Seagrove refers to a murder of white settlers at Traders Hill store St Marys. He expresses disappointment that the incident may upset the peace. Emphasizes that President of United States and Seagrove consider Creeks a friend of United States. Asks that chiefs use their leadership and influence to preserve...
August 27, 1789 Knox speaks of Creeks and Indian Commissioners with Few Henry Knox William Few Letter, discusses treaties, Creeks, and Indian Commissioners.
[not available] [Extract from the Report of B. Lincoln , Cyrys Griffin and D. Humphries Commissioners for a Treaty with the Souths Indians] Benjamin Lincoln [not available] Investigation into representation at several treaties between U.S. and Creeks, verified Creeks ceded hunting grounds to Georgia.
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
June 17, 1793 Bad Doings of the Creeks and Cherokees Piamingo General Robertson Piamingo warns Smith of the depredations of the Creeks and Cherokees and wonders why the Americans even bother to treat with Indians that will be at war with them until they are defeated. They have even invited the Chickasaws and Choctaws to join them in a war against the United States.
1791 EXTRACT: Regarding Boundary Lines with Creeks Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox Account of Creeks decision to draw boundary with United States at north fork of river.
August 28, 1788 Treaty with Creeks Superintendant of Indian Affairs Alexander McGillivray Treaty with Indians over land dispute.
March 22, 1793 Letter from Charles Weatherford to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on confusion since death of General McGillivray Charles Weatherford James Seagrove Copy of Letter from Charles Weatherford to Indian Agent for the Creeks, James Seagrove. Weatherford reports that there is confusion and fighting between the Creeks and Chickasaws since the death of General McGillivray in February. Weatherford has sent headmen to the lower towns to stop the mischief. Reports that the Chickasaws have killed some Creeks and out of revenge, Creeks have killed...
June 5, 1793 Search and Pursuit of the Creeks, Etc. William Blount Chiefs of the Cherokees Blount assures the Cherokee chiefs that he has informed the President of their peaceful intentions and he is looking forward to their visit to Philadelphia. He has ordered the continued pursuit of the marauding Creeks but mounted militia.
March 28, 1793 Dispositions of the Cherokees and Creeks William Blount Henry Knox Mr. McKee has not been able to convince the Cherokee chiefs to come to Philadelphia nor was he able to obtain assurances of the peaceful disposition of the young Cherokee warriors. His report will demonstrate, however, the hostile intentions of the Creeks toward the Cumberland settlers.
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.
August 7, 1787 To the Fat King and Other Head-Men of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Fat King Presumably written by the US Indian Agent for the Creeks, refers to the satisfaction demanded for killings of Creeks. Accuses Lower Creeks of not complying with Treaties of Augusta, Galphinton, and Shoulderbone. Closes by saying the hatchet once lifted is not easily buried.