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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 23, 1789 Regarding request to receive talks on west side of Oconee River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners agree to receive talks on the west side of Oconee River.
September 23, 1789 Arrival of Mr. Griffin and initiation of treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners inform that Mr. Griffin arrived and the three are preparing communications for the next day. General Lincoln and General Pickens will attend this forenoon at the black drink. Indians wish to receive talks on west side of Oconee River. Commissioners agree in order to take away all cause of jealousy.
June 16, 1789 COPY: Message to Commissioners Alexander McGillivray John Galphin Proceed to Oconee River to meet commissioners and convey message of peace from Six Nations and desire to begin peace negotiations.
October 6, 1791 Speech given to the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, with all other Chiefs of the Creek Nation. James Seagrove [not available] This is a speech, probably by James Seagrove, to the Creek chiefs assuring them of the support and friendship of the federal government and the need to avoid violent confrontations with their white neighbors.
October 5, 1792 Negotiations with the Creek Nation James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Favorable conclusion to negotiations with Creek Nation. Enclosed talks of three chiefs which show present disposition of Nation. Discussed possible punishment of person killed by Indian chief near Carr's Bluff, on the Oconee.
April 29, 1793 Six Persons Were Murdered Joseph Dobbs [not available] "That on Tuesday, the 22nd of April, he saw General Clarke at the town of Washington, Wilkes County, who informed him that six persons were murdered by a party of Indians at or near the Skull Shoals of Oconee in Greene County, on Monday last about 10 o'clock in the morning."
July 4, 1798 Details on the Wounding of Peaceful Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Creek Indians injured by residents of Oconee, Hawkins provided monetary compensation in order to preserve peace, but civil magistrates doubt they can bring the offenders to justice.
May 25, 1791 Logistics and Disbursement Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Advised troops arriving at Rock Landing on the Oconee river near the location of the future boundary as designated by "the treaty". Clothing requested by Burbeck will be shipped immediately from New York to Savannah. Enclosed invoice of supplies shipped to Burbeck that are to be used judiciously on the sick.
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.
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...
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...
April 19, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Report, based on information from Bird King and Cussetah King, that Halfway House King and his warriors are determined to shed blood. Has informed militia officers; some have offered services and are scouting. Many fires on Indian side of Oconee. Will send spy for more information. Soldiers are healthy; received stores from Rocklanding.
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...
August 6, 1790 Knox's questions to Tallisee King regarding the Treaty at Galphinton Henry Knox Tallisee King Document, Questions to the Tallisee King.
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.
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.
March 27, 1799 Instructions to Mr. Edward Wright James McHenry Edward Wright Wright has been appointed to succeed Edward Price, deceased, late factor of the Indian Store at Fort Wilkinson on the River Oconee. McHenry includes a list of seventeen instructions respecting the management and conduct of said factory. McHenry noted that the current state of the factory could be "deranged".
July 5, 1793 Whereabouts of Men and Boys from Cussetah Town James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove reports that men and boys are staying at his house for their protection. They are well fed and being taken care of so well, they do not wish to leave. Reports that Indian cut his throat. Seagrove refers to enclosed letters for Alexander Cornell, Cussetah King and Kinnard. Chaves, the bearer can provide details. Reports that Great Father General Washington has forbid any troops from going...
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.
June 29, 1789 Invitation to the Creek Nation to meet with U.S. authorities Andrew Pickens Creek Chiefs Invitation to the leaders of the Creek Nation to meet on September 15, 1789 in an effort to make peace. The document asks that the Creeks release all prisoners - both black and white - before the deliberation and to make sure that the current boundaries are respected and violence is avoided.
June 9, 1793 Reporting on the Georgia Militia's March against Hostile Indian Towns Henry Gaither Henry Knox In this letter from Ft Fidius, Gaither reports that Georgia Militia, under leadership of Major General Twiggs and Brigadiers Irwin Clark and Blackburn with about 600 officers and men, about half mounted, marched against hostile towns, crossed the Oconee. Gaither believes current effort is to avoid the friendly towns. Gaither received answer to Seagrove's demands and sent Ensign Sedgewick with...
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...
April 20, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners of the United States to the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Pickens and Osborne invite Creek Headmen to treaty talks on bank of Oconee River at the Rock Landing. Location changed from previous year to accommodate Creek wishes. The United States is now governed by a President, who is like the old King over the great water. He commands all the warriors of the thirteen fires. He will be the Creeks' father and the Creeks will be his children. George Galphin...
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...