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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.
April 23, 1793 Deposition Michael Cupps, Nancy Smith on Indian killings Greene County Georgia Michael Cupps Esquire Elihu Lyman Extract from deposition taken from files of William Urquhart, given by Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith to Elihu Lyman Esquire, justice of peace Greene County Georgia. Cupps was near the Oconee 22 April, heard gunshots; says he saw about 30 Indians massacring Richard Thresher, two children, negro wench. Wife with infant ran into river. Woman sustained scalping, multiple gunshot and tomahawk wounds,...
June 27, 1797 Discusses Travel and High Expenses Edward Price James McHenry Discusses travel and expenses.
June 12, 1793 Indian Hostilities Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair writes to Secretary at War Knox to request more men and supplies to support military action on the frontier.
May 23, 1793 State of Alarm Among Inhabitants of Georgia Frontier, Etc. Henry Gaither Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Major Gaither reports many of inhabitants have left their homes; some have built forts on their soil. Gaither has furnished many with arms; militia Generals have ordered rations. Federal contractor issuing about 2000 rations per day to militia. Male negroes and some of their families included in the ration returns. Major Habersham asked that Gaither certify these issues....
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 11, 1794 Georgia Address to Creek Nation George Mathews Creek Nation of Indians Message to the leaders and warriors of the Creek Nation from the State of Georgia. Discusses disputed boundaries. Implores them that President Washington is desirous of engaging in friendly relations with them, but that they have not returned prisoners and have stolen a great number of horses, cattle, and slaves. Also addresses their concern about white encroachment on the frontier along the...
January 2, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Captain Richard B. Roberts Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the attacks upon the Creek nation by a party of whites in Georgia.
October 18, 1793 Extract of letter from Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal Troops to Major Henry Gaither on white efforts to justifiy incursion on Chehaws John Van Allen Henry Gaither Lieutenant Van Allen of Federal troops reports from Galphin Town on the Ogeechee River that 40-50 Georgia horse militia gathered under command of Captains Kitchen, Carson, Wilbern, and Hampton, later joined by Captains Harrison, Stokes and Irwin in order to march against Chehaw towns. To justify this act, Van Allen says he was told that horses were brought over the Oconee and then claimed as...
1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Bernard] to Henry Gaither Major Commandant on the state of affairs on the frontier, the prospects for peace, and whether military operations will make distinctions between Creek friend and foe Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Undated letter, presumably written spring or summer 1793. Barnard discusses the danger of traveling, presumably in the aftermath of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Matters may have to be settled by an army coming against the offenders. Does not see war as general yet. Hopes that distinctions can be made by army between hostile and peaceful towns. Cussetahs want peace. Mad Dog of...
November 26, 1793 Flagitious Acts Against Peaceable Indians John McKee William Blount McKee warns that if despicable acts, such as that committed recently against a peaceable Indian, go unpunished, any attempts toward a re-establishment of peace will be in vain.
September 22, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent to Governor Telfair on Creek wishes for peace and request that Governor stop Georgia Militia disruptions of peace efforts James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Reporting from Fort Fidius on the Oconee, Seagrove says he is receiving expressions of friendship from the Creeks. Peace with the Creeks on terms of equal justice is the policy of the Federal Government and hopefully it is the wish of the people of Georgia. Seagrove says he will leave for the Creek Towns the next day 23 September 1793. Asks that Telfair put a stop to militia interfering with his...
October 21, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary of War, reporting on renewed prospects for peace with Creek Nation James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports on positive prospects for peace, which might continue if the Georgia militia would stop going into Creek territory. Relates with pretty great certainty that about 200 militia have crossed the Oconee from Carr's Bluff, under command of Colonel Alexander. Notes that he has written to Georgia Governor Telfair on the matter. Expresses favorable opinion regarding a planned meeting of...
March 15, 1799 Replacing the Dead Factor at Fort Wilkinson James McHenry Edward Wright The President has appointed Edward Wright to the position of Factor of the Indian Store at Fort Wilkinson on the Oconee River. Wright is replacing Edward Price, deceased, whose death was sudden and unexpected. Since it is probable that the affairs of the factory are in a deranged state, Wright is to proceed to Fort Wilkinson without delay.
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...
June 12, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Hugh McCall Simmons informs McCall to expect payment from John Habersham.
June 23, 1793 Commitment to Peace with the United States Chief White Lieutenant James Seagrove Dispatch from White Lieutenant or Tuskena Atca, for himself and the Upper Creek Towns, to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, interpreted and delivered by Stephen Sullivan. White Lieutenant pledges his commitment to peace with United States and will comply with demands to turn over the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Asks for patience and understanding. Reminds...
September 4, 1793 Accounts of Joseph Ellicott Joseph Elliot William Simmons Lists accounts kept by Joseph Ellicott, surveyor.
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.
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace prior to the onset of winter Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Prospects for peace are fairly good if the Georgia militia stops coming over the Oconee searching for Indians. Spaniards and Panton are advising Indians to be at peace. Indians want Seagrove to come up to settle matters, but he should do so soon, as the Indians will be going into the woods with the onset of winter. Surmises that without Federal support, the inhabitants of Georgia might give...
June 15, 1797 Account Current of Ensign Hugh McCall Hugh McCall [not available] [not available]
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....
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War, from Georgia, that an unfortunate event on December 28 has destroyed hopes for peace between the United States and the Creek nation. The Bird-tail king and eight of his town were treacherously attacked by a party of whites, killing two Creek Indians.
November 12, 1798 Seeks to Replace Position Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment for Joseph Clay. Clay has been recommended in place of Mr. McWallace. Several have declined the offer.
January 2, 1794 Testimony on the white attack on Indians Bartlet Walker Unknown Recipient On December 28th a party of whites murdered two Creek Indians hunting in Georgia who had neither attacked them nor threatened them. Bartlet Walker, aged 16 years, testifies that Capt. Jonathan Adams and three others fired upon and killed the Indians.