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January 2, 1794 Testimony on the white attack on Indians Bartlet Walker Unknown Recipient On December 28th a party of whites murdered two Creek Indians hunting in Georgia who had neither attacked them nor threatened them. Bartlet Walker, aged 16 years, testifies that Capt. Jonathan Adams and three others fired upon and killed the Indians.
March 19, 1797 Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia.
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.
September 11, 1793 Report from Captain Constant Freeman to Henry Knox on Georgia militia; muster and pay, James Seagrove's visit with the Creeks and Indian mischief on the frontier Constant Freeman Henry Knox Writing from Augusta, Freeman has met with Georgia Governor Telfair; expects to see appointment of paymaster for militia, along with orders for mustering. Has not been able to obtain a listing of the numbers of troops employed. Governor believes forces should remain at current levels. Notes that in response to Knox's letter ordering a stop to offensive operations by Georgia militia, Governor...
May 11, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the agent for the War Department in Georgia regarding conflict between the Indians there and the militia. 150 militiamen had attacked a camp of Creek Indians, part in retaliation for the death of Lieutenant Hay. Supposedly a "large party of militia" crossed the Oconee River last night in order to attack Creek towns.
May 10, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the agent of the War Department in Georgia regarding the unpleasant situation on the frontier. An Indian camp was attacked by a party of 150 mounted militia, under the command of Major Adams. The militia was irritated by the government's protection of the Indians. "Both sides are irritated beyond all reconciliation."
September 28, 1793 Extract of Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Constant Freeman James Seagrove Constant Freeman From Fort Fidius reports that frontier militia continue to attempt to disrupt peace efforts with Creeks. Believes he could settle matters with satisfaction if not counteracted by bad conduct of people of Georgia. Reports of party under Colonel Alexander, and another from Green County that killed an Indian and took prisoners. Reports that he has written to Georgia Governor Telfair questioning...
January 2, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Captain Richard B. Roberts Governor Edward Telfair Capt. Richard Roberts writes the Governor of Georgia on the vicious attack against a band of hunting Creek Indians by a group of whites under the command of Capt. Jonathan Adams. Roberts details what happened.
March 19, 1797 Report on Georgia Expedition Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on an expedition taken through Georgia
September 29, 1794 Indian conflict in Georgia Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter from the Indian agent to the Creek Nation in Georgia, regarding Governor George Mathew's proclamation against General Elijah Clarke, who illegally ordered a massacre of Indians on the frontier.
April 13, 1797 Lieutanant Blue's pay, subsistence, and forage William Simmons William K. Blue Notifies Lieutenant Blue that pay, subsistence, and forage will be paid to Mr. Cumming per Blue's order. The charges for subsisting his "waiter" cannot be paid by the War Department per the Secretary of War's directions. Such soldiers must draw their rations "in kind, agreeably to Law."
November 5, 1793 Hindering Seagrove's Peaceful Mission Constant Freeman Henry Knox Freeman worries that unless the Governor of Georgia does something to prevent the constant white incursions into Indian country, Seagrove's mission to seek a peaceful settlement with the Creeks may be in vain.
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...
July 26, 1797 Statement of Powder at Various Places Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of the quantity of powder at various places.
July 15, 1793 Unconfirmed reports of whites killed by Indians Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Gaither informs Knox of possible hostilities by Indians against white families [30 dead] vicinity of upper part of Georgia, not far from Ft Matthews. Source of information militia General Twiggs. Gaither questions veracity. Reports that citizens fully behind the militia; has heard that militia plans to cross into Creek nation about the mouth of Shoulderbone.
April 18, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox. Discusses certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France, with designs toward invasion of the Spanish Floridas. Apparently the recruiting effort is not going so well, however, and "it is generally believed, by the most sensible and orderly inhabitants of this country,...
October 18, 1793 Extract of letter from Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal Troops to Major Henry Gaither on white efforts to justifiy incursion on Chehaws John Van Allen Henry Gaither Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal troops reports from Galphin Town on the Ogeechee River that 40-50 Georgia horse militia gathered under command of Captains Kitchen, Carson, Wilbern, and Hampton, later joined by Captains Harrison, Stokes and Irwin in order to march against Chehaw towns. To justify this act, Van Allen says he was told that horses were brought over the Oconee and then claimed as...
April 24, 1797 Land Sale in Georgia Harmed Indian Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Indian nations alarmed at the sale of land in Georgia and feared settlers will steal their land. Hawkins sought to quiet the matter through assurances of good intentions on part of United States. Matter seen as embarrassment to Indian Department. Hawkins advised suspension of trade licenses until matter is resolved.
October 7, 1793 An Actual State of War Constant Freeman Henry Knox Apparently the militia have destroyed an Indian town and taken women and children as prisoners. Many of the frontier settlers have removed themselves to stations in expectation of an Indian retaliation. Despite the state of war which exists in the country, Georgia has stated its conditions respecting the United States establishing peace with the Creeks.
September 1, 1794 Enclosed Accounts Frederick Dalcho Joseph Howell Payroll accounts and troop pay, and asks for instructions on travel pay.
September 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Major Henry Gaither to Joshua Meals, Merchant, Augusta Henry Gaither Joshua Meals [In quotation marks], letter from Major Gaither informs merchant Joshua Meals that Gaither will leave for the Oakmulgee next day and will need to furnish James Seagrove with a guard, pack horses and will likely have to accompany Seagrove himself in order to provide protection from several parties of militia.
August 21, 1793 Seeking Peace with the Southern Tribes James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that despite the suspicious machinations of the Spanish government and their agents McGillivray and Panton & Co., the Indians are quiet on the frontier. He hopes soon to enter the Creek nation to obtain justice for all injuries done and restore peace to the territory.
April 19, 1793 His Warriors are Determined to Spill Human Blood Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither has been informed that the Half Way king and his warriors are determined to spill human blood so he has warned the militia officers of their dangerous situation so that they can be on guard.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.
February 10, 1798 Contract price of rations for 1797 and 1798 R. J. Heath William Simmons Contract prices of rations Fort Fayette, Fort Massac, Fort Knox, Michilamackanac, Fort Wayne.