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September 6, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent to Secretary of War Henry Knox on meeting with Georgia Governor Telfair James Seagrove Henry Knox Writing from Augusta Georgia, Seagrove informs Knox that after meeting Georgia Governor Telfair, he has written a follow-on letter in order to inform the Governor of his movements to meet the Creeks on 10 September 1793. Seagrove will remain in Augusta for the day in case the Governor needs to speak with him.
September 11, 1789 Report from Federal Treaty Commissioners to Governor of Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Federal Commissioners for negotiating treaty with Indians south of Ohio River report to governor of Georgia. They note that the negotiations are to be held at Rock Landing, and discuss the procurement of provisions there. They inquire as to whether supplies can be procured in Georgia.
September 15, 1798 Discussion of Affairs with Georgia Governor, Brooks, Morgan, Rhode Island James McHenry John Adams Recognizes difficulty to please governor of Georgia; lists items sent to troops there. Has no relationship with Brooks. Encloses correspondence from several different people about different movements in different locations.
March 6, 1788 Letter to the Governor of Georgia John Pierce George Handley Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to Governor George Handley - addressed as "His Excellency the President of Georgia" - respecting General Putnam and other officers.
December 2, 1798 Colonel Gaither's Antipathy Toward Georgia James Jackson James McHenry Governor Jackson cites Ensign McCall's letter as further evidence of Colonel Gaither's ill will toward the citizens of Georgia. Jackson maintains, therefore, that justice demands the removal of Gaither from the frontier of Georgia.
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...
April 3, 1793 Indian Hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair describes Indian violence to the Secretary at War. The Governor mentions the murders of Daniel Moffett and John Herring.
August 17, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War on Governor Telfair's meeting with council of Generals James Seagrove Henry Knox From Savannah Georgia, Seagrove reports that Governor Telfair and his council of Generals broke up on 11 August 1793 with no decision. No immediate expedition is to take place against the Creeks. There was disagreement between Governor and Generals on what should be done.
May 12, 1794 Conflict with Indians on Georgia frontier George Mathews James Seagrove The Governor of Georgia writes the agent of Indian Affairs in Savannah, regarding the latest unpleasant situation on the frontier with the Creek Indians. According to the governor, a small party of Usechees have set off to steal horses on the frontier, and other groups are determined for war.
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
September 18, 1789 Notes of assurance from State of Georgia regarding negotiations with Creek Indians George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor forwards expression of support from the Georgia executive authority, noting every assistance to give facility and effect to negotiations with Creek Indians.
September 3, 1798 Officer Recommendation & Letter Concerning Defense of Georgia John Adams James McHenry Asks that Philip Church of New York be added to the list of new captains of infantry, and forwards a letter concerning the defense of Georgia, from Governor Jackson of that state. Adams asks McHenry to answer the latter.
May 8, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the Creek barbarities and additional troops Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House in Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair notes horrid barbarities and carnage on the frontier caused by the Creeks. As such is adding troops and establishing camp at Shoulderbone to be commanded by General Officer. Says that no idea of peace should divert from preparations for war; people of Georgia must be protected. Acknowledges receipt of supplies.
October 22, 1796 Letter from the Governor of Georgia [not available] James McHenry Cited in McHenry to the Governor of Georgia, 10/24/1796.
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
September 3, 1793 Extract of letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox reporting that Governor of Georgia Telfair has improperly called up militia and in greater numbers than is necessary Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reports that the Georgia militia in service has been improperly called up by the Governor of Georgia Telfair, and in excessive numbers. Gaither has proposed using the authorized federal troops to defend the frontier. If this were to prove insufficient, then he would recommend calling out the necessary numbers of militia. Because to the current arrangement, Gaither wants nothing to do with...
July 24, 1793 Governor of Georgia writes to Secretary at War regarding Indian hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair informs Secretary Knox that he has intelligence indicating Creek weakness and restates his desire for a military strike against hostile towns. Governor reports the death of an Indian half-breed named Cornell at the hands of Georgia forces.
December 10, 1792 Letter from the Governor of Georgia Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "In obedience to the orders of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate the copy of a letter from His Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated the 20th of November last, with certain enclosures related to Indian affairs."
September 11, 1798 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to His Excellency the Governor of Georgia James McHenry James Jackson Congratulations on adoption of state constitution. Admiration of Georgia and South Carolina for their vigilance in preventing three refugees from Port-au-Prince from entering their respective states.
November 20, 1794 Cavalry Equipment to Governor Matthews of Georgia John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Hodgdon to put on board the ship bound for Georgia with Mr. Seagrove complete cavalry equipment for one hundred men. They should be addressed to Governor [George] Mathews at Augusta and, if they cannot be sent by this vessel, select the next one available.
April 8, 1793 Prospects of aid, magazine of arms, calling up militia of neighboring states Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Georgia Governor Telfair expresses peculiar satisfaction in contemplating prospect of aid and arrangement of calling militia from neighboring states in case of general hostility. Refers to the depredations of Creeks as serious.
July 13, 1791 Full and Entire Pacification with the Creeks Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox stresses to Governor Telfair the importance of supporting the policy of the United States to continue the pacification of the Creek Indians and the other southern tribes. He reminds the Governor that three citizens of Georgia should be appointed to join three Creek chiefs in supervising the drawing of the new boundary lines.
September 6, 1794 Creek Nation and Georgia Governor Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton The Secretary of State encloses papers received from James Seagrove, United States agent to the Creeks, regarding the Creek nation and the Governor of Georgia, George Mathews. On the Georgian frontier, Americans have illegally invaded Creek territory, much to the distress of President Washington.
October 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Georgia Governor Telfair requesting support in allowing Oakfuskees to settle matters with Cowetas for injuries done, to stop expeditions into Creek country, to prohibit future expeditions unless authorized by law James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove asks that the people of Georgia not interfere with Oakfuskee efforts to gains satisfaction for injuries done by Cowetas. Also requests he call off parties of militia assembled in Green and Washington Counties. Asks that Governor issue proclamation forbidding expeditions into Creek territory without proper [federal] authority.
August 4, 1793 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Creek Indian Affairs to Henry Knox Secretary of War James Seagrove [not available] From Savannah Georgia, Seagrove encloses a copy of a letter from Georgia Governor Telfair and reports that there has been no change or novelty in Indian Affairs since last report.