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May 9, 1793 Deposition of James Seagrove. James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove's deposition sworn before William Mowbray: " That, ever since receiving his appointment as Indian agent in the employ of the United States...he, the said agent, hath not been concerned, directly or indirectly, in any Indian trade or commerce by himself or with any person or persons whatsoever...and whilst he continues in the employ of the United States as Indian agent, he will not,...
June 14, 1792 Preventing Thievery of Cattle and Horses James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove informs Knox that he is trying to intervene with the Creeks to prevent thievery of cattle and horses that is the cause of considerable ire among the white settlers. He does not agree with General McGillivray that war is imminent. Seagrove has also been in communication with the Spanish governor of St. Augustine in order to maintain cordial relations with the Spanish.
November 20, 1794 Receipt of James Seagrove for Use of the Indian Department John Mathews Joseph Howell Receipt enclosed from the payment of James Seagrove for his use of the Indian Department and pay, subsistence, and forage of regular troops. Bills of Exchange could not be negotiated for money due to the season, merchants needed all their specie for the purchase of tobacco.
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...
May 13, 1793 James Seagrove to the Kings, Chiefs, and Headmen of the Cussetah Town, and all others of the Lower Towns of Creek Nation James Seagrove [not available] Addresses the Cussetah as good friends. Some towns are like them; others are guilty of bad things. Expects to see murderers [from Traders Hill incident] turned over to him; or at least wants to hear they are dead. This is the only way to preserve peace. Does not blame Cussetahs, but as great mother town, should be more insistent to the others. Sent a strong talk via George Galphin. If there is...
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...
April 8, 1792 Incarceration of Bowles in New Orleans Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove McGillivray [M'Gillivray] describes for James Seagrove the capture by the Spanish of William Bowles and Bowles' subsequent incarceration in New Orleans.
November 17, 1794 Money for which Mr. Seagrove is Responsible Joseph Howell Constant Freeman Mr. Seagrove has charge of one bundle of current notes of the Bank of the United States, in the amount of $11,407.63, and are marked in the right hand corner with Freeman's initials, "C.T."
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...
April 30, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to James Seagrove, Temporary Agent to the Creek Nations on his handling of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on the St Marys Henry Knox James Seagrove Acknowledges receipt of letters to President Washington and Knox. Knox notes that the information [the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys] was very much unexpected, considering the optimistic tone of former communications. Knox questions whether the costs incurred for conferences with Indians are worthwhile, since the result has been hostilities instead of the desired effect of...
1794 Slaves stolen by Creek Indians James Seagrove Henry Knox Memorandum from the Agent of Indian Affairs. Seagrove believes that 60 to 70 black slaves have been stolen from Georgia by Creek Indians.
July 5, 1793 The Indians Killed at Spanish Creek James Seagrove Alexander Cornell Seagrove reports that white Scouts and Indians mistakenly fell in with one another, resulting in death of four Indians, including interpreter David Cornell, cousin of Alexander Cornell. Seagrove laments the deaths of friends caused by friends. Blames McDonald, who Seagrove is holding as a prisoner. Seagrove assures Cornell that full satisfaction will be made under terms of Treaty of New York. He...
April 15, 1793 Letter from Alexander Cornell on behalf of self and upper Creeks on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Alexander Cornell James Seagrove Cornell reports that war is imminent. Old Tallissic [sp] King, and his people are at war, joined by the Colummys. Indians are like mad people; running crazy. Cornell says he has done in the upper towns what Seagrove instructed and there is nothing more to do. Upper towns want peace, except for two towns. This King, who once gave land away; now wants to do mischief against whites. Whatever...
March 25, 1792 The Spanish Have Seized Bowles Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove An extract in which McGillivray [M'Gillivray] tells James Seagrove that, since William Bowles has been captured by the Spanish, he is free now to meet him at Rock Landing
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Alexander Cornell on the fate of David Cornell, the peaceful intentions of General Washington, and prospects of meeting 10 September 1793 James Seagrove Alexander Cornell Seagrove asks for Cornell's support in maintaining peace, and prevent rash response following death of mutual friend David Cornell. Stresses the General Washington wishes that Seagrove meet with friendly Creek Chiefs. Anticipated date 10 September 1793. Would have met earlier but for incident at Traders Hill St Marys. Will return to belongings of David Cornell. Asks that Cornell take measures to...
September 22, 1795 Indian annuities and compensation William Simmons James Seagrove Informs James Seagrove that, by late arrangement, all accounts pertaining to Indian annuities and compensations will be settled by the Accountant's Office.
May 12, 1795 Extract of letter from James Seagrove, agent of Indian Affairs, on meeting with Chiefs of the Creek Nation, and the prospects of living in peace James Seagrove Timothy Pickering James Seagrove, Agent for Creek Indians, reported that he received dispatches from various Chiefs of the Creek Nations indicating that they will comply with his demands and will live in perfect peace and friendship with every part of the United States. Seagrove remarked that he believed that when he meets with the Chiefs, he will be able to impress upon them the necessity of their continuing in...
April 10, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to Major Gaither regarding Major James Seagrove's demands in aftemath of violations Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Unknown Recipient Written from Flint River Georgia, Bernard informs Major Gaither of Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove's demands in aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Bernard notes that this is large demand and not sure how matters will turn out. Mr David Garwin can inform with particulars.
January 29, 1795 Message to the Senate and the House of Representatives George Washington [not available] Cover letter for letter from Secretary of War and an extract of memo from J. Seagrove. Both documents pertain to Indian Affairs. The letter itself deals with getting Indians to comply with the Treaty of New York.
September 4, 1793 Letter from Constant Freeman to Henry Knox on arms and ammunition for Georgia militia, James Seagrove's 10 September meeting with Creeks, on disagreement between Seagrove and Governor Telfair on whether there is peace with Indians in Georgia, Federal supply of militia troops, the cross-purposes effect of Georgia's war mobilization on Seagrove's meeting with Creeks, Constant Freeman Henry Knox From Augusta, Freeman, agent to Department of War in Georgia reports that arms and ammunition intended for Georgia will arrive in about 10 days. Discusses matter of paying militia and future musters of militia. Reports that there are about 600 militia in service. Seagrove reports that there have been no Indian depredations, but this assessment is at odds with Governor Telfair's. Both Georgia and...
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...
January 17, 1800 Certification of payment; James Seagrove, for rent of grounds for buildings at Colerain, Fort Tammany, and Point Petre on St. Marys River, Georgia William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $2578.91 to James Seagrove, for rent of grounds for buildings at Colerain, Fort Tammany, and Point Petre on St. Marys River, Georgia, occupied by miltia as stores and garrisons, and whereon fortifications have been erected.
October 15, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, in answer to Major Robert Flournoy James Seagrove Robert Flournoy Seagrove reply to letter from Major Flournoy dated 5 October 1793. Notes that no treaty is in contemplation between United States and Creek Nation. He states that his actions are governed by orders of President of United States General George Washington, which are to obtain full satisfaction for injuries as a precondition for peace. Governor of Georgia Telfair, who has the power to promulgate...
January 6, 1793 Yourself and Property Shall Be Safe David Cornell James Seagrove David Cornell informs James Seagrove that he took a scalp in the Cumberland at the behest of the Spanish; therefore, due to this foreign influence, Cornell maintains that he is not rightly to be blamed for this incident. Cornell continues to assure Seagrove's safety in treating with his tribe.
April 30, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary at War regards aftermath of robber and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he has received notification that Chiefs of Creek Nation will comply with demands to hand over the perpetrators and hostages. Seagrove is embarrassed by the lack of a secure jail facility; and Fort St. Tammany [on the St. Mary river] is no more secure. Previous Indian captives have escaped. Reports that interpreter Mr. Bryant has returned from a visit with the Simonolas...