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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
May 25, 1791 Running the Creek Boundary Line Henry Knox Richard Call Knox orders Major Call to march troops to Rock Landing to surpervise the marking of the boundary line established by the treaty with the Creek Nation of Indians. Three citizens of Georgia and three Creek chiefs are to be chosen to observe the running of the line.
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 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 11, 1789 Report from Federal Treaty Commissioners to Governor of Georgia Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department George Walton Federal Commissioners for negotiating treaty with Indians south of Ohio River report to governor of Georgia. They note that the negotiations are to be held at Rock Landing, and discuss the procurement of provisions there. They inquire as to whether supplies can be procured in Georgia.
March 25, 1792 The Spanish Have Seized Bowles Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove An extract in which McGillivray [M'Gillivray] tells James Seagrove that, since William Bowles has been captured by the Spanish, he is free now to meet him at Rock Landing
May 18, 1792 Stopping the Further Effusion of Blood James Seagrove [not available] A talk delivered by James Seagrove, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to the Kings, chiefs, and warriors at Rock Landing in which he exhorts the chiefs to stop the bloodshed, surrender their prisoners, and preserve the peace.
May 28, 1792 Cowetas Not Responsible for the Murder James Durouzeaux James Seagrove Durouzeaux informs Seagrove that the Cowetas were not responsible for the recent murder. General McGillivray has gone to New Orleans so the headmen of the Coweta and Cussetah will come to Rock Landing to talk peace with Seagrove.
August 11, 1792 Creek Relations Henry Knox James Seagrove Suspicions of McGillivray's integrity confirmed. Noted his role in influencing Creek sentiments toward U.S. government. Approaches on how to cajole him to satisfy U.S. governments needs relative to relations with Creek Nation. Mentioned Spanish officer's effort to impede laying boundary line agreeable to treaty. Hostilities b/w U.S. and Indians anticipated to ensue until Indians are driven...
September 6, 1793 James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent letter to Georgia Governor Telfair on planned meeting with Creeks on 10 September 1793 James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair From Augusta Seagrove recounts his meeting with the Governor on 5 September 1793 and informs Governor of Georgia Telfair of his plans to meet with the Creeks. He informs Telfair that his mission is in conformity with orders of the President of United States General George Washington and Secretary of War Henry Knox. Seagrove assures the Governor that he will communicate fully on all matters in his...
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...
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.
August 10, 1790 Knox discusses Indian affairs Henry Knox [not available] Letter, discusses Indian treaty; advises re details of passage.
September 7, 1793 A report of a council of federal officers requesting party of federal troops to provide security for James Seagrove and his party during peace visit to Creeks Captain Richard B. Roberts [not available] Federal Officers request [recipient unknown, perhaps Major Gaither] that protection be given to James Seagrove. Base this recommendation on James Aiken's deposition which describes threats from Georgia citizens against Indian Agent Peace overtures. Officers identify a party of militia stationed at Rock Landing headed by Jeremiah Oats which may run into Seagrove's party. Recommended security...
April 21, 1792 Indians Revenging Themselves on the Innocent James Seagrove Henry Knox James Seagrove writes to Knox regarding the subversive actions of several of William Bowles' friends and dispairs at the failure of the State of Georgia to prosecute the murderer of an Indian, the result of which was the revenge killing of two innocent Americans by the murdered Indian's relations.
May 12, 1793 Events in Aftermath of Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill St Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard reports that he has met with Galphin and has sent for the Cussetah King. Most of the murderers and plunderers are concentrated near the Chatahootchee River; Chehaws and Usuchees still keep up the mischief. Towns below [Chatahootchee] are quiet. Cussetahs trying to keep peace. Cussetah King and Kinnard will send Galphin to Seagrove. They recommend sending horsemen above the Cowetas to...
September 26, 1789 Articles of Instruction from the President Commissioners for Treating with the Indians South of the Ohio Andrew Pickens "We have received the following Articles of Instructions from the President of the United States which we do ourselves the honor to communicate to you and wished to be favored with an answer."
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.
April 9, 1794 Desertion Matthias Williamson Captain Thomas Martin Gov't role in desertion of soldiers, Williamson to inquire after Murray's location.
May 11, 1792 Hostility of the Creek Nation Toward the United States John Ormsbay [not available] In this deposition, John Ormsby expresses his alarm at the hostility of the Creek nation toward the United States. It appears that the English, French, and Spanish are making efforts to ally themselves with the southern Indians, against the United States. Creek chief General McGillivray is still favorable to the U. S. but William Bowles is part of the conspiracy against the Americans.
September 4, 1793 Accounts of Joseph Ellicott Joseph Elliot William Simmons Lists accounts kept by Joseph Ellicott, surveyor.
May 24, 1792 My Want of Faith in McGillivray's Integrity James Seagrove Henry Knox An extract of a letter from Seagrove to Knox in which Seagrove questions the sincerity of McGillivray in his professions of friendship for the United States. One of McGillivray's shortcomings is his failure to take seriously the subversive activities of William Bowles. McGillivray is partially responsible for the state of confusion that exists in the Creek nation.
September 16, 1789 Preparations for Treaty and Intent of Indians Not to Remain Much Longer Andrew Pickens Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Every arrangement has been made and Indians are encamped at the distance directed by Secretary of War. Great exertions have been made to keep Indians together, and in good humor. They will not remain much longer. Ask that the commissioners before the next Friday. Mention that Alexander McGillivray wishes to remain longer.
September 18, 1789 Reply from Governor George Walton to Federal Commissioners George Walton [not available] Reply to a note from the Commissioners sending letters for the Governor. The Commissioners were unable to present the letters to the Walton in person because he is ill. Walton thanks them for the note. He has been unable to act on their letter of the 11th regarding provisions. He would be happy to meet with the Commissioners in the morning.
September 25, 1789 Response to the Commissioner's Proposals Alexander McGillivray Benjamin Lincoln McGillivray reports that the Chiefs are not entirely satisfied with the proposals put forth by the Commissioners. Their primary objection is to the proposed boundary. McGillivray decided to let the matter stand for now, as it is almost hunting season. The Chiefs will try to prevent hostilities over the winter. The Indians will shortly depart; McGillivray suggests that the commissioners give them...