Viewing 1–25 of 31 documents: "Seminoles"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 28, 1793 Creeks Have Declared War Andrew Pickens General Clarke Pickens states that the Creeks have declared war on the United States and that John Galphin has moved to join the Seminoles.
May 23, 1799 Conference with the Creek Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs reports on a conference with the Creeks, also mentioning diplomatic relations and cooperation with Spain. States that if there is to be any Indian opposition, it will come from the Seminoles in East Florida.
April 30, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Henry Knox Secretary at War regards aftermath of robber and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he has received notification that Chiefs of Creek Nation will comply with demands to hand over the perpetrators and hostages. Seagrove is embarrassed by the lack of a secure jail facility; and Fort St. Tammany [on the St. Mary river] is no more secure. Previous Indian captives have escaped. Reports that interpreter Mr. Bryant has returned from a visit with the Simonolas...
August 20, 1800 Author's Letterbook Copy [not available] [not available] Letter, discusses possible conflict.
August 20, 1800 Peace Talks and Role of Spain; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Representative of Cussetah discussed Spanish affairs with Seminole chiefs. Peace talks.
April 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Andrew Pickens Esquire to General Clarke Andrew Pickens [not available] From Hopewell Georgia, taken from files of W. Urquhart, Pickens gives intelligence report stating Creek Nation with exception of Cussetas, have declared war against the United States. John Galphin and 500 warriors had set out to join the Seminoles and plans to fall on the southern parts of Georgia; but Pickens believes the intent is to make an attack along the frontier of Georgia.
June 24, 1798 Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creek Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry A lengthy letter addressing the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creek Indians. The peace belt is also mentioned as well as the introduction of farming and manufacturing.
July 28, 1800 Report on affairs in Creek Country; civilization plan Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses conditions on the southern frontier. Discusses plan of civilization for the Creeks and expenses.
July 10, 1800 Success of Expedition; William Augustus Bowles Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses expedition along southern frontier. Deputation from the nation went down the Chattahootchee River. Ships cannonaded the St. Marks fort. Mentions William Augustus Bowles and the taking of goods by Indians.
August 7, 1790 Secret articles of US/Creek Treaty of 07/04/1790. [not available] [not available] This treaty discusses the continuance of U.S. trade with the Creek Nation in the event of war with Spain. McGillivray is appointed U.S. agent to the Creek Nation. U.S. agrees to educate and clothe a number of Creek children not to exceed four.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
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.
July 10, 1800 Letter to the Secretary at War Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Hawkins discusses the naval bombardment of the fort at St. Mark's on the Apalachee River and encloses a letter from the Spanish Governor of West Florida.
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.
July 10, 1800 Regarding the surrender of the fort at St. Marks, Florida, and plans to retake Benjamin Hawkins Franco Gelabert From Fort Wilkinson, Hawkins discusses the unexpected surrender of Fort St. Marks and notes that this has emboldened the mischief makers and encouraged plunder and conquest of Floridas. Hawkins says that the efforts by Vicente Folch to recover the fort will intimidate the mischief makers. Refers to pacific mission of Creeks who are to meet with the Seminoles. Reports that he has heard the...
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned 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...
March 18, 1801 Threats to Peace; traders at the Creek Agency; Doctor Foster Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses potential threats to peace. Mentions Doctor Foster having arrived from Jamaica. Mentions treaty between United States and Spain. Discusses traders in the Creek agency and the matter of licenses.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
December 16, 1793 Report on the Southwestern Frontier and the Creek Indians Henry Knox George Washington Report relative to the Southwestern frontiers of the United States, as connected with the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians, and the territory of the United States South of the Ohio and the Cherokee Indians.Knox believes that, with the exception of a few lawless banditti Indians, the Creeks are amenable to a peaceful settlement and if the depredations of several lawless whites can be...
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to John Kinnard, wealthy Creek of mixed blood and Hitchiti chief James Seagrove John Kinnard James Seagrove, Creek Indian Agent, letter to John Kinnard, Creek of mixed blood. United States is friendly to Creek Nation. Asks that Kinnard meet with Timothy Barnard [Bernard] and go to the towns. Bernard will explain why when they meet. Asks that Kinnard give Bernard all the assistance he needs, which the great father General Washington expects as a good friend in the Creek land. About 300...
July 6, 1789 Hostilities still rage between Georgia and the Creek Indians. Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President of the state of Georgia's war with the Creeks. He includes a biographical description of Creek chief Alexander McGillivray and why he believes McGillivray distrusts Georgia. He describes three treaties Georgia entered into with the Creek Nation. This document (6 July) is the second part of the original report on Indian Affairs that Knox sent to the President on 15 June...
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...
November 20, 1789 Commisioners' Report on Negotiations with the Creek Nation Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox The Commissioners--Lincoln, Griffin, and Humphreys--report on their mission to negotiate a treaty with the Creek Nation. Since their mission was unsuccessful, they make recommendations regarding the measures needed to protect frontier settlers. They also suggest that further efforts should be made to improve relations with the Creeks. They have much to say about the Creeks and other southern...
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.