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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 25, 1797 Description of Attack on Indians Edward Price [not available] Description of attack on Indians on 22 December 1797. One Indian was killed; two others were seriously wounded, one of which was Bird Trail, an influential Creek chief. Col. Hawkins, Indian Superintendent, left to determine the damage.
September 1, 1794 Enclosed Accounts Frederick Dalcho Joseph Howell Payroll accounts and troop pay, and asks for instructions on travel pay.
September 8, 1791 No Impediment to the Boundary Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox informs the Governor of Georgia of the impending establishment of boundaries between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians and expresses a desire that there be no impediment to the immediate drawing of the boundary lines.
April 10, 1790 Knox discusses Indian affairs with Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Letter, discusses Georgia's right to treat with Indians.
January 24, 1797 Expresses Concern about Condition of Colerain in His Absence Edward Price James McHenry Upon his arrival, had found that Mr. J. Jordan, whom he had left in charge, had been absent 2 months. Expresses concern about the business transacted in that time. Writes about the arrival of factory goods. Doesn't believe trade will support the mending and repairing of kettles, guns, and other supplies.
August 7, 1790 Treaty with Creek Nation: 1790 Henry Knox [not available] Treaty of Peace with Creek Nation, 1790. Treaty conducted under the authority vested in the Secretary at War, Henry Knox.
November 23, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Ensign McCall William Simmons Hugh McCall William Simmons request more frequent pay estimates from Ensign McCall. Simmons also directs McCall to disburse funds received from John Habersham to Capt. Webb and Lt. Cobb.
July 1, 1796 Indian affairs and treaties Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry General Superintendent of Indian Affairs Benjamin Hawkins describes the Treaty of New York of 1790, the Creek Nation, Indian boundaries, and murders on the frontier.
July 5, 1792 Devastating Effects of the Drought, Etc. James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove discusses a possible conference with the Creek Chiefs at St. Marys, the activities of the British and Spanish governments in the southeast, and the devastating effect of the drought on the Creek people.
May 10, 1794 Report on the militia attack on Creek Indians Frederick Dalcho Unknown Recipient Report of Dr. Frederick Dalcho - surgeon's mate to the troops of the United States in Georgia - regarding the unwarranted attack on an Indian camp by 150 militia under the command of Major Adams. Dalcho demanded from Adams an explanation, who pointed to the death of Lieutenant Hay.
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.
January 1, 1794 Indians attacked by whites Constant Freeman Governor Edward Telfair Informs the Governor of Georgia of an unfortunate event harming the state's relationship with the Creek Indians. On December 28th the White Bird-tail king and eight Cussetahs, encouraged by assurances of safety from Mr. Seagrove, were hunting when two of them were treacherously murdered by a party of whites. Three white men had appeared to the Indians without arms. The Indians received and...
June 19, 1800 Pay and subsistence in arrears Samuel Dexter Caleb Swan Captain Bird is fourteen months in arrears of pay. Lieutenant Love, in service for two years, has never received pay or subsistence. Love's men have not been paid ranging from five to fourteen months. Major General Pinckney has ordered Captain Bird to march with his men to Pittsburgh, but since his men have not been paid or supplied, he cannot obey the order. General Pinckney has directed the...
April 17, 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 Recounting murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys, Gaither notes that Indian Agent James Seagrove demands murderers and all involved. This demand is dividing the Creek nation. Timothy Bernard advises Gaither to stay on guard. Gaither has written to General Clark and other militia officers. Encloses Bernard's letter.
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.
May 18, 1793 I am a Keeper of Bedlam Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove Creek chief McGillivray laments that the sinister machinations of the Spaniards, British, and Bowles and his partisans in tampering with the Indians has rendered the situation on the southwestern frontier a Bedlam of distractions.
November 17, 1794 Content of Packet Delivered to Constant Freeman Discussed John Habersham Joseph Howell Received letter containing packet from Howell regarding John Matthews. Matthews attorney, John Berrien, opened the packet and found pay for troops. As a result, he order the packet be put into the Custom's House money chest until Matthews specifically requested it, which was not until August. Unsure of why it took Matthews so long to send for the money as Habersham made sure they were aware of...
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
December 5, 1793 Little Good to the United States John McKee William Blount McKee reports that the Cherokee chiefs have gone to Walnut Hills where deputations from the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Choctaws have agreed to treat with the Spaniards. McKee anticipates little good to the United States from this conference because, although the Spanish government sincerely wants peace, there are other Spaniards who are secretly fomenting acts of hostility by the Indians against the...
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the 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...
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
May 18, 1792 Intrigues of William Augustus Bowles Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove Letter from Creek chief to the Indian Agent at the Southern Department. McGillivray had been waiting post month to get Lower gentry into humour of attending to national matters and to recover from confusion by the talks of lying Captain [Bowles], after he was secured by Spaniards. Had some hopes of soon forgetting him. Rumor has it from Orleans that he has made matters worse than ever. Spanish...
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...