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June 13, 1798 French Are Planning an Attack, Etc. Isaac Guion James McHenry Amidst a discussion of accounting matters, Captain Guion warns that there are reports that the French are planning an attack on the southwestern country. Considerable military forces have supposedly landed at Pensacola and at Mobile.
May 2, 1793 Deposition of William Stringer regarding Spanish arms shipments to Creek Nation William Stringer [not available] At Flint River, Lower Creek Nation, William Stringer appeared before Deputy Superintendent Timothy Bernard with a sworn deposition dated 2 May 1793. Stringer, a native of Georgia and now resident at Pensacola, says he saw Spanish public stores at Pensacola and witnessed arms and ammunition delivered to Creek Indians. Stringer relates that he heard Governor O'Neil state that the arms were to be...
April 15, 1799 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins outlines the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creeks. Hawkins proposes that the chiefs elect two representative chiefs and ten hunters and guides for each to accompany Hawkins to Pensacola. The Indians are unsure of the plan, but agree to cooperate if a certain chief agrees with the plan. Believes that at this point they are sufficiently informed of the state of things, and that...
May 21, 1799 Outlines Instructions for Indian Relations with the House of Panton and Leslie James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to House of Panton and Leslie, a trading establishment supplying Indians in Pensacola and efforts to collect debts and close books. Must guard against improper conduct.
August 15, 1794 Deposition of William Jones William Jones Unknown Recipient William Jones of the county of Wilkes makes an oath that four months ago he was employed to go through the Creek country, to carry a letter to Ford, Reid, & Co. at Pensacola, from Willing, Morris, and Swanwick of Philadelphia. After arriving in Pensacola, the Lieutenant Governor directed him to go to the governor at New Orleans. Discusses large quantity of goods for the Creek nation.
May 21, 1799 The House of Panton and Leslie of Pensacola James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Requests Hamilton to issue orders to military stationed near the recently vacated lands of the Spanish that allow traders to peaceably collect debts owed them.
June 18, 1800 Report on expedition to Appalatcha Franco Gelabert Benjamin Hawkins From Pensacola, Gelabert reports of an unexpected surrender at St. Marks Fort. Mr. Ferguson the secretary to Mr. Bowles the adventurer, who ran away with captain of Brig Sheerwater, which had been captured by Indians.
May 30, 1796 Indian Goods and Relations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Notification that Gen. Pickens arrived in Coleraine in the morning. Appointed S. Allinson as agent for receiving and issuing supplies to Indians. Treaty has held the peace in the area. Spanish interference with Indian council in Pensacola.
May 18, 1799 Report of the Chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] The Indians report to Hawkins that they are going to all of the nations to tell them to assist the men running the boundary line between the United States and Spain. Hawkins approved and offered advice on what to say.
October 9, 1792 Indian Land Rights; Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove Deterred Seagrove from listening to Bowles. Discussed boundary line, and hostilities of Indians. Treaty of New York and Spanish interests veted with Governor of Louisiana. Land rights of several Indian Nations discussed. Requested provisions due to poor harvest.
October 23, 1797 Report from Cusseta Georgia in the Creek Nation Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report from Benjamin Hawkins. Surveying of the Spanish border from the Commandant at Pensacola was premature. Hawkins reports that he expects a meeting of Indian chiefs of the upper and lower towns at Coweta, which Hawkins refers to as his neighborhood. He reports that the Creeks and the Chickasaws have made peace. There was a meeting of the chiefs of the "4 nations" (probably refers to Creeks,...
May 24, 1793 Deposition on Spanish Complicity in Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill St Marys George Galphin [not available] George Galphin [presumably the son of wealthy trader of same name who died 1790] states that he was at house of John Kinnard at Hutcheta when James Burges, Indian trader, was accused by Kinnard of complicity in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill. Burges denied involvment and went on to state that some Indians had told him they had come from Pensacola, sent by the governor and William Panton,...
February 27, 1799 Murder in Georgia Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hakwins begins the latter with a discussion of white man by an Indian. The Chiefs have assured Hawkins that justice will be done.
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.
September 26, 1792 Information by Governor Blount, respecting the Cherokee Chiefs whose names are mentioned in the narrative given by Richard Finnelson. William Blount [not available] Believed Panton caused J.Watts to go to Pensacola. Additional details about Indian allegiances and those that signed the Treaty of Holston.
July 4, 1792 Report on Indian Activity in the Southeast William Blount Henry Knox Governor Blount informs Knox of sundry activities involving the Southern tribes, the Spaniards, and William Panton whom Blount suspects of subversive actions involving the Creek Indians.
June 8, 1798 Freeman to Return to Charleston Constant Freeman William Simmons Freeman in Georgia from Pensacola, via Indian County. Will make his way to Charleston as so as he sent letters Northward and rested. Information on bookkeeping and payments due officers.
October 17, 1792 Indian Relations and Failed Treaty Between Creeks and Spain James Seagrove Henry Knox Unpleasant sentiment towards residing with Creek nation. Seagrove cannot recommend any man to fill deputy position. Seagrove happily reported that the Spaniards "utterly failed" at attempted treaty at Pensacola, not a single Creek chief attended council. Assumption that McGillivray has sided with Spaniards. Believed he would have a large number of chiefs arriving to request corn due to...
June 7, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War regarding trading house of Panton, Leslie and Company John McKee James McHenry Writing from Pensacola, John McKee informs James McHenry that the trading house of Panton, Leslie and Company have monopolized the Choctaw and Chickasaw trade but lost the Cherokee business. McKee discusses the role of trade in maintaining peace on the frontier and the role of the Spanish Court in granting Panton, Leslie and Company privileged access to Indian markets. McKee speculates that...
December 1, 1789 Report from Alexander McGillivray to Spanish on US Treaty efforts with Creeks [not available] [not available] McGillivray reports on treaty talks with US Commissioners in Georgia. He left the negotiations because the US Commissioners would not promise to meet all of the demands of his nation. He is convinced that the US intends to enlarge their southern states, and is pleased to have Spain as an ally.
September 4, 1798 Report on Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Lists a number of enclosures and addresses issue of stipends for Creek Indians. Is adamant about not giving presents, but feels they are entitled to yearly stipends.
July 25, 1797 US Relationship with Spain James McHenry John McKee Mentions recent difficulties with his house. Questions President's discretion with Congressional agreements. Refers to US relationship with Spain. Expresses hope against war.
March 9, 1793 Letter from Charles Weatherford to Indian Agent James Seagrove on the death of General McGillivray and prospects for peace in the aftermath Charles Weatherford James Seagrove Charles Weatherford informs Indian James Seagrove that General McGillivray died on 17 Feb at 11pm, 1793 at Mr Douton's in Pensacola. Weatherford says that he was immediately sent for by Governor ONeal and Mr Panton. Weatherford won't reveal on what business, but will give a full account later. Indians at present are at peace with United States; wish to remain so. Mad Tom of Cupetah has arrived...
July 4, 1794 Letter from the Baron of Carondelet Carondelet Cherokees Letter from the Baron of Carondelet to the Cherokees, regarding their relationship with the United States and questions surrounding the border.
June 12, 1797 Letter to James McHenry John McKee James McHenry This letter is marked as having been received by McHenry and communicated to the President on 22 July 1797. McKee informs McHenry of plans to travel to New Orleans.