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October 3, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Georgia Governor Telfair on efforts by Georgia militia to prevent Seagrove from meeting with Creek Chiefs James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Addressed to Georgia Governor and Commander in Chief of State of Georgia Edward Telfair, Seagrove implies that Telfair has been disingenuous with Seagrove. Seagrove recounts instances whereby Georgia Militia attempted to intervene and prevent Seagrove from meeting with the Creek leadership. Seagrove is dismayed that, after meeting with Telfair, and explaining President of United States General...
April 20, 1793 Report from James Holmes to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on aftermath of robbery and murder at Trader Hill St Marys James Holmes James Seagrove Reports that the county is in as a convulsed a state as possible. Majority of Head Men want peace and are willing to satisfy James Seagrove's demands. Was advised not to proceed further than Cussetah because some Indians intend to do mischief on the Oconnee. Scalps brought in; Cussetahs making examples of those who did mischief at Traders Hill. Believes that Galphin and Upton will be turned over....
August 26, 1793 Money Placed in the Hands of James Seagrove, Agent to the Creeks Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox It appears that James Seagrove, Agent to the Creek Nation, is authorized to draw four thousand dollars, the authorization for which has been provided by the War Department.
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to the Mad Dog of Tucabachee, Upper Creeks on death of David Cornell and expected meeting 10 September 1793 James Seagrove Mad Dog Seagrove laments the death of mutual friend David Cornell. Promises full satisfaction for his death and pleads for restraint among the Creeks. Informs Mad Dog of expected meeting and asks that he take measures both to attend himself, and to provide for Seagrove's security. Says he has informed President of United States General Washington that Mad Dog is reliable friend. Promises to settle all...
May 26, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent regarding financial interest in Creek trade of commerce James Seagrove Justice of Peace William Moubray Deposition of James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent indicates that he had no direct or indirect financial interest in Creek trade or commerce
June 10, 1792 Letter Citation James Seagrove Governor Quesada Cited in Quesada to Seagrove, 06/14/1792.
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.
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 23, 1792 Letter Citation James Seagrove James Durouzeaux Cited in Durouzeaux to Seagrove, 06/02/1792.
September 7, 1793 A report of a council of federal officers requesting party of federal troops to provide security for James Seagrove and his party during peace visit to Creeks Captain Richard B. Roberts [not available] Federal Officers request [recipient unknown, perhaps Major Gaither] that protection be given to James Seagrove. Base this recommendation on James Aiken's deposition which describes threats from Georgia citizens against Indian Agent Peace overtures. Officers identify a party of militia stationed at Rock Landing headed by Jeremiah Oats which may run into Seagrove's party. Recommended security...
August 25, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the expenses of Indian conferences, the effect of the Spanish Agents, Panton and McGillivray in undermining peace efforts, planned meeting with Creeks and Governor Telfair, Colonel Gaither's sickness James Seagrove Henry Knox Writing from Savannah, Seagrove addresses Knox's assertion that conferences with Creek Indians not producing desired results and are too much of an expense. He recounts the once positive prospects for peace at Colerain in November 1792, before men such as McGillivray, Panton and the Spanish government and their agents interfered and undermined Seagrove's efforts. Seagrove notifies Knox he...
September 23, 1793 Report from Major Henry Gaither to Henry Knox Secretary of War on Georgia Militia efforts to intercept James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent Henry Gaither Henry Knox While riding with James Seagrove, received information of efforts to disrupt Seagrove's attempt to meet with Creek Nation. Reports that both Colonel Alexander with about 100 men, and Captain Charles Williamson, with his troop, attemted to cross the Oconee to intercept Seagrove. Intent is to intercept dispatches and attack friendly Indians. Gaither notes that these are same militia who expect to...
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...
January 16, 1800 Rent Etc. Due J. Seagrove James McHenry William Simmons Paperwork submitted by McHenry show claims of J. Seagrove against U.S. for rent due on lands and buildings occupied by the government. McHenry authorized payment to be rendered to John Ross. Claim reimbursed should not include the expense of pine and cypress trees felled for public use.
October 5, 1798 Whore Troubles Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins expresses outrage over the number of whores and rogues in the area of the Creek Nation once headed by Seagrove. They cannot get used to the "new order of things" and may resort to mischeif.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Fine Bones, Chief of the Broken Arrow James Seagrove Fine Bones Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talks brought by John Galphin. He assures Fine Bones of his commitment to keep the path clear between Fine Bones' people and the United States. He notes that the future happiness depends on friendship with the United States. Seagrove reminds Fine Bones that he will meet with him on 1 May 1793 at Cussetah. Here he will hear his talks. He advices Fine Bones not to...
October 23, 1795 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to William Simmons on delivery of money to Captain Constant Freeman James Seagrove William Simmons Seagrove informs Simmons that he encloses Captain Constant Freeman's receipt for $40,000. Reports that it was fortunate he met Freeman, as the money was wanted.
April 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Kings, Chiefs, Headmen and Warriors of whole Creek Nation James Seagrove Creek Chiefs Seagrove recounts the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys River and reiterates demand to have those who committed crime delivered up, and release of hostage named Upton. Relates that the citizens of United States may not accept anything less than Seagrove's demands. Discusses designs of the whites to involve the Creeks in war in order to destroy the peace. Refers to William Bowles...
May 28, 1792 Cowetas Not Responsible for the Murder James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Durouzeaux informs Seagrove that the Cowetas were not responsible for the recent murder. General McGillivray has gone to New Orleans so the headmen of the Coweta and Cussetah will come to Rock Landing to talk peace with Seagrove.
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.
July 5, 1793 Seagrove's Indian Houseguests and Washington's Orders for Georgia Militia to Temporarily Halt Operations against Bad Towns James Seagrove John Kinnard In letter to Kinnard, Creek intermediary, Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talk by George Galphin. Refers to Chehaw fellow living at Seagrove's house as a fool. Notes that he should have sent the guests, including the Cussetahs, away some time ago, but he was afraid they might be killed by whites. Georgia militia troops in upper part of Georgia that crossed Oconee were called back by order of...
December 9, 1797 Sales of Furs and Skins by James Seagrove William Simmons Unknown Recipient Sales of furs and skins by James Seagrove, Superintendent of Indians Affairs to the Creek Nation, being on account of the United States the same having been received in pay for goods furnished to Indians and factors from the public goods in his possession at a time when they could not purchase Indians goods in Georgia.
May 23, 1793 Answer of Mr Payne the Great Simanolla and Lochaway King to James Seagrove Creek Agent of Indian Affairs Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne James Seagrove A talk that Payne promised to give to Seagrove. Speaks of all men as having one father and one mother. Relates a story he heard from the old people that the world was once covered by the great water and drowned all the people, except for those who lived in a house on the water; whether this is the place, he says he does not know. He was also told that the world was divided into seven parts, and...
June 15, 1795 [Extracts of a Creek conference with Seagrove.] [not available] [not available] Letter, Citation only.
May 3, 1793 Deposition of James Aikin [Aiken] given to William Stephens, Mayor of Savannah Geogia, regarding the aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Aiken [not available] Copy of deposition given by James Aikin [Aiken], a resident of Creek Nation. Aikins left the Creek Nation when there was no probability of compliance with James Seagrove's demands to turn over the perpetrators of the robbery and murder at Seagrove's brother's store at Traders Hill, St Marys. Aikins notes that the Creeks planned to give up the plunder until Seagrove demanded the perpetrators....