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August 18, 1793 Letter from Georgia Governor Telfair to Secretary of War Henry Knox on General Twiggs' unsucessful expedition to the Oakmulgee Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox From the State House Augusta Georgia, Governor Telfair reports on General Twiggs' failed offensive expedition against the Creeks from the Oconee River to the Oakmulgee. The governor attributes the failure to lack of provisions, tired horses and other adverse events, but nevertheless applauds the prudence of General Twiggs.
June 13, 1793 Extract of letter from General Twiggs with additional reason why troops did not proceed during expedition against Creeks at Oakmulgee General John Twiggs [not available] From the files of Executive, William Urquhart and presumably addressed to Governor Telfair, Twiggs notes an additional reason why his troops did not proceed on in the expedition against Creeks at Oakmulgee. Notes that in addition to lack of provisions, he foresaw the likelihood that troops would have killed some of Cusseta nation hunting in small parties. This would have united friendly towns...
June 14, 1793 Georgia's Militia Activity against the Creeks Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither reporting to Secretary of War Henry Knox, notes that Georgia Militia Major General Twiggs crossed the Oakmulgee River and laid out a fort. Most of the command mutinied and returned. Gaither has heard reports of families killed by Indians in Franklin County [northwest of Augusta near SC], but cannot confirm veracity.
August 20, 1790 Regarding Treaty of New York between Creeks and United States Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair President Washington transmits copy of Treaty of New York to Georgia Governor. Asks for faithful execution of the Treaty by both parties. Discusses that land claimed by Georgia was never clearly established. Discusses Treaty of Galphinton and land lying eastward of the forks of Oconee and Oakmulgee to St. Mary's River and between the temporary line and the old line from the Altamaha to the St...
July 28, 1794 Illegal settlement on Creek land Henry Knox George Mathews Secretary Knox informs the Governor of Georgia, George Mathews, that President Washington is quite upset that a group of Georgians in the upper part of the State have illegally erected an "independent government" on territory belonging to the Creek Indians, and erecting forts from the Oconee River to the Oakmulgee River - contrary to the laws of the United States. Knox insists that "we cannot...
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
August 7, 1790 Treaty at New York with the Creek Nation Henry Knox [not available] Treaty between the United States and Creek Nation. A clear boundary is established and the Creeks cede all land to the north and east of the boundary in exchange for an annual sum of $1,500 paid by the United States government to the Creek Nation. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and the United States government permits the Creek Nation to punish any U.S. citizen who trespasses onto...
April 16, 1795 Hopes for Permission to Pursue Treaty with Indians George Mathews Timothy Pickering Discussed outcome of treaty with Creek Indians. Treaty would destroy Creek Nations claim to land between Oconee and Oakmulgee which Matthews feels is a good outcome with the hope the General government will assist the State in enforcing the outcome. Mentioned how Creek did not comply with Treaty of New York. Hopes to obtain Presidents permission to pursue land treaty.
November 12, 1785 Treaty at Galphinton with the Creeks Commissioners for Treaty of Galphinton, November 1785 [not available] U.S. Commissioners for Indian Affairs in tandem with the Indian Commissioners for the State of Georgia issue this treaty at Galphinton between themselves and the warriors of Creek Nation. Georgia demands that the Creeks restore all Negroes, horses, and other property to their owners.
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.
June 13, 1793 Halt of Troop Movement General John Twiggs [not available] General Twiggs informs the Secretary at War that due to a lack of provisions, troop movement was halted. Twiggs states that local procurement of provisions by the troops would alienate friendlys in the area.
June 14, 1793 Detention of Indians and Local Activity of the Spaniards James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports to Knox that he has detained some Indians on suspicion of mischief. One cut his throat; actions were his own, as he kept his intentions from his fellow prisoners. Indians being treated well and humanely. Is concerned about what the Georgia citizens will do to the Indians if released. Spirit of the people is one of violence against any leniency toward the Indians. Some of the...
November 1, 1790 Judge Pendleton discusses war, land, and treaties with Knox Nathaniel Pendleton Henry Knox Letter, discusses land companies; discusses settlers' aggression toward Indians; war for profit; describes the Combined Society.
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.
September 6, 1793 Deposition of Henry Carrel sworn before Jared Irwin Justice of Peace and taken from files of executive W. Urquhart S.E.D. [not available] Jared Irwin From Washington County Georgia, Carrel describes horses stolen on the Long Bluff. Captain Stocks and detachment pursued Indian culprits, killed some, recovered horses, rifles, smooth bore gun and sundry other items and returned without damage except hunger and fatigue.
November 28, 1785 Old Tassel's Map of Cherokee territorial claims The Tassel [not available] This document is a copy of the map drawn by Old Tassel to support Cherokee territorial claims at the Hopewell Treaty.
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...
May 3, 1798 Official Statement on the Ceeded Land given to the Creek Indian Nation Multiple Authors House of Representatives Report from Pinckney on the land given to the Creek Indian Nation in treaty held at Shoulderbone and treaty in New York between Creeks and the United States. Compensation is owed the State of Georgia for the ceded land.
October 1, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Barnard] from Oakmulgee on peace efforts with Creek Nation Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Timothy Bernard [Barnard] reporting from Oakmulgee, addressed to James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, at Ft Fidius on Oconee. Has sent written correspondence to Warrior King of Cussetahs and spoke with White Lieutenant of Oakfuskees. Has asked White Lieutenant to gather heads of lower towns to explain matters on frontier of Georgia. Reports that Cowetas stole horses and shot at whites and killed...
August 3, 1795 Treaty with the Western Indians War Office Unknown Recipient Articles of peace proposed in a treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian tribes; later known as the Treaty of Ghent.
September 27, 1789 Explanation for Retreat from Former Camp and Prospects for Further Talks Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray says he moved camp because he needed food for his horses. Relates that he spoke at length with Colonel Humphreys regarding the contest between Creeks and state of Georgia. Says that when he learned that discussions would not include encroachments or restitution of hunting grounds, or Oconee lands, then he resolved to return to the nation to refer the matter until spring. Nothing...
August 3, 1795 Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne [not available] Official sealed document securing peace between U.S. and Western Indian Nations. Set boundary line between nations as Cayahoga River.
December 7, 1798 Evacuation of Spanish from the Mississippi River James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. The Spanish have abandoned posts on the Mississippi River, rendering it necessary to send a galley from Pittsburgh. The galley should be prepared to descend the Ohio River at any moment's notice.
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace, Warrior King's meeting with lower Creeks, White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River, prospects for peace are good it seems. The Warrior King trying to reconcile matters. Met with leadership of Lower Creeks at Cussetah, and with White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs at Tuckabatchee. Cowetas promise to lay quiet; talk strongly of killing horse thieves. Seek to get women prisoners back. Ask Seagrove to mediate and bring prisoners with him when he comes to visit....
October 31, 1793 General Indian War May Be Inevitable James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove worries that unless the Governor of Georgia does something to prevent Georgians' incursions into Creek towns, a general Indian war will be inevitable. This possibility is even more likely since the Choctaws and Chickasaws have agreed to aid the Creeks in a war against the United States