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December 12, 1789 Request for Protection Representatives of Frontier Counties of Virginia George Washington Representatives request military assistance in the defense of the frontier counties from Indian attacks. Details on how Indians attack, type of protection previously enjoyed, and hope for peace.
September 1, 1789 Bauman acknowledges Knox's receipt of monies for stores Bauman [not available] Receipt for stores used by Indian Commissioners in treating with the southern Indians.
September 28, 1789 Notification that Creek Parties have Separated Without Forming a Treaty Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox US Commissioners inform Knox that the parties have separated without forming a treaty. The terms were not agreeable to Alexander McGillivray, but neither would he come forward with written objections or propose any conditions of his own. His verbal communications were inadmissible, upon the spirit or words of our instructions.
September 18, 1789 Request to keep Indians together in preparation for treaty talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Andrew Pickens Commissioners honored by receipt of letter addressed on 16 August. They are astonished at the information from Pickens and Osborne, which is diametrically contrary to ideas of Governor of Georgia. Ask that Pickens and Osborne continue to keep Indians together and ask that they forward accompanying letter to Alexander McGillivray.
September 20, 1789 Regarding planned visit from Principal Chiefs and request for private meeting Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray informs of a visit from Principal Chiefs, accompanied by interpreter Derezeau. He asks for a private meeting with one or two of the commissioners.
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.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners plenipotentiary in reply to the talk of White Bird King Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Commissioners express disappointment that Alexander McGillivray has left camp. They point out their propositions for peace and friendship. If the terms were not agreeable, they ask, why was that not communicated? Close by asking the headmen to persuade McGillivray to come back and meet with the commissioners.
September 24, 1789 Reply from Alexander McGillivray, Chief of Creek Nation Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray acknowledges receipt of letter from Commissioners. Chiefs would like to meet morning of 24 September at the ceremony of black drink, after which they will proceed with business.
September 13, 1789 Message for the White Inhabitants Contiguous to Cherokee Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Bennet Ballew Federal commissioners entrust friendly messages to Ballew. They request that Ballew transmit message to white inhabitants contiguous to Cherokee nation. Informs them of a truce just negotiated between North Carolina and the Cherokee and that any disruption of the truce will result in repercussions from the federal government.
May 8, 1788 Leave of absence due to illness John Pierce Cyrus Griffin The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the President of Congress that he will be taking a leave of absence for a few months on request of his physician.
September 11, 1789 Report of proceedings of Federal Commissioners for restoring and establishing peace between United States and Indians south of Ohio River Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox Federal Commissioners report that they sailed from New York on 31 August and arrived at Savannah on 10 September. They wrote letters to Governor of Georgia, George Walton, and Mr. Pickens and Mr. Osbourne, the commissioners then at Rock Landing.
September 13, 1789 Message for the Citizens Bordering on Towns and Settlements of Cherokee Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Henry Knox Commissioners forward copy of message intended for the citizens bordering on towns and settlements of Cherokee nation. Note that any infraction of the tranquility will incur the displeasure of the supreme authority of the United States. Attested by David S. Franks Secretary. Copy given to Mr. Ballew.
June 4, 1788 Enclosed Returns and Receipts, Order in Favor of James Morrow, Account of Captain Molly William Price Henry Knox Encloses returns of ordnance and quartermasters stores. Also sends duplicate receipts for the $146 for the transportation of men and stores from New York to Pennsylvania. Price has drawn an order on Knox in favor of James Morrow for $65. Also included is an account for the maintenance of Captain Molly for forty-eight weeks, to be presented by Mrs. Randal who is currently taking care of her.
April 8, 1792 Incarceration of Bowles in New Orleans Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove McGillivray [M'Gillivray] describes for James Seagrove the capture by the Spanish of William Bowles and Bowles' subsequent incarceration in New Orleans.
October 2, 1789 Notification that commissioners have not concluded a treaty of peace between United States and Creek nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton US Commissioners inform Governor of Georgia that they have not concluded treaty between United States and Creek nation. However, positive and repeated assurances were given by Alexander McGillivray and all the Creek chiefs that peace would not be violated.
August 29, 1789 Instructions to the Commissioners for Treating with the Souther Indians George Washington Commissioners Instructions to Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys, Commissioners for negotiating treaties of peace with the Indian tribes and nations south of the Ohio River. The various objects of the mission are detailed, the overarching goal of which is to negotiate peace and, as far as possible, align the interests of the tribes with those of the United States. The commissioners have to negotiate with the...
September 18, 1789 Notes of assurance from State of Georgia regarding negotiations with Creek Indians George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor forwards expression of support from the Georgia executive authority, noting every assistance to give facility and effect to negotiations with Creek Indians.
September 18, 1789 Letter to Alexander McGillivray Expressing Astonishment that Indians May Leave Before Treaty Talks Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray In a copy of letter to Alexander McGillivray sent to Pickens and Osborne, commissioners express astonishment that the Indians might disperse shortly and tell McGillivray that they will be at the Rock Landing in two days, and assure McGillivray that if a lasting peace and friendship is not established, it will not be their fault.
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...
October 4, 1789 Regarding legitimacy of previous treaties between Creeks and Georgia George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor of Georgia notes that previous treaties, namely Augusta 1783, Galphinton 1785, and Shoulderbone 1786, between Georgia and Creeks, were legitimately agreed upon by both parties.
January 30, 1792 Warrant to Pay Pensioners signed by Henry Knox. Henry Knox James Tilton This is another letter authorizing the $996 payment of pensions to military invalids between September 5th, 1791 and March 4th, 1792.
September 28, 1789 Regarding the Failed Treaty Talks with Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray The commissioners state that they are sorry that McGillivray did not provide objections, nor propose terms acceptable to Creek nation. Colonel Humphreys said that he did not offer any articles as an ultimatum. State that McGillivray must have understood that commissioners were desirous of receiving terms that would form basis for treaty. Commissioners will report the facts to President...
March 3, 1788 New Certificate for Payment Joseph King Joseph Howell Apologizes for the trouble he causes Howell by enclosing a certificate that should be made out to King. Also included the letter from the Treasurer in which he notes problems with Howell's previously submitted certificate. Will travel to New England, "the stoppage of four hundred pounds is too much" plans to visit Howell's office for papers.
December 20, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Mackey Simmons informs Mackey of his account balance. Simmons also informs Mackey that expenditures by the armory require the superintendant's authorization. This letter encloses a statement of differences.
September 26, 1789 Talk of the White Bird King to US commissioners [not available] [not available] Pays compliments to the US Commissioners, but says the Creeks have been at the river for a long time and have become tired. Hunting time is coming soon. Hopes that the whites behave and do not steal the Creek's horses. Says that although nothing to be done about the treaty, hopes it may be done hereafter. Then the Cussetah King arose and lighted a pipe and presented it to the commissioners. The...