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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 8, 1797 Inquires about Correspondence James McHenry John McKee Refers to previous correspondence. Encloses bank notes. Refers to Spaniards.
May 21, 1797 Weakening the Garrison John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Colonel Hamtramck is concerned that his garrison has been seriously weakened by the departure of the 7th Regiment and the Artillery. He is certain that the French and the Spaniards have emissaries among the Indians whose intention is to provoke the Indians against the United States.
September 2, 1792 Intelligence on Indians and Spaniards Leonard Shaw William Blount Requests opinion on conveying intelligence on movement of Creeks. Hopes to communicate movement of Spaniards soon. Mentioned gun promised to Notewego by J. Thompson.
April 24, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War John McKee James McHenry Colonel McKee reports to the Secretary at War regarding activities on the frontier. This report includes mention of the following: the French evacuation of Chickasaw Bluffs, local Indian sentiments, the activities of Baron de Carondelet, and notice of an American spy in the service of the Spaniards.
September 2, 1792 Spanish Indian Relations and War Little Turkey William Blount Notified Blount that five towns on the Big River plan to make war against U.S. and their hostility is not the sentiment of the whole Nation. Spaniards provided ammunition to Indians and blames Spaniards for war, not Indians. Little Turkey promised friendly relations with U.S. and will keep U.S. informed of all Indian activity.
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...
February 2, 1798 Extract of Letter, James Wilkinson to James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry Letter, asks for advice re Indian emissary; discusses fortifications.
October 31, 1797 Reports US Relations in Portugal William Smith James McHenry Refers to US relations in Portugal. Reports activities of the Secretary of State there, with several social events. Refers to the Spaniards on the Mississippi and Indian affairs.
January 13, 1795 Spanish Influence on Creek Nation James Seagrove Timothy Pickering Believed obtaining prisoners and property plundered by hostile Creeks (as advised by the Spanish) would be a difficult task. Also discussed Creeks dependence on Spaniards for trade, and in order to break Spanish influence, U.S. must consent to trade with Creeks.
July 9, 1798 Indian Affairs in the Country near Natchez Isaac Guion James McHenry Captain Guion declares that the Indians still appear pacific though constantly urged to the contrary by the Spanish. Many of the principal men [chiefs] have visited Natchez and declared their friendly disposition and their determination to discount the talks given them by the Spaniards. Some of the Six Town Choctaws and a tribe called the Huwanies are allied with the Spanish and may be...
June 15, 1798 Strengthening the Mississippi, Etc. James Ross James McHenry Amidst a discussion of sundry matters, Ross observes that the troops on the western frontier could be easily brought together under the Provisional Army law. He speculates on the intentions of the French in Florida, the reactions of the Spaniards to French incursions, and the need to strengthen the Mississippi.
June 14, 1793 Detention of Indians and Local Activity of the Spaniards James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports to Knox that he has detained some Indians on suspicion of mischief. One cut his throat; actions were his own, as he kept his intentions from his fellow prisoners. Indians being treated well and humanely. Is concerned about what the Georgia citizens will do to the Indians if released. Spirit of the people is one of violence against any leniency toward the Indians. Some of the...
[not available] [Speech to the Indians] Henry Burbeck [not available] Partial text. Assurances of U.S. strength as ally and encouragement to maintain peaceful relations with the white settlers. Appears to advise Indians not to listen to the French or Spaniards who might be encouraging them to go to war with the U.S. Says that a bounty of arms and ammunition will be paid to any Indian who takes a spy or their papers and turns them in to the U.S. Government.
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.
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...
September 2, 1792 Indian Relations and Settler Unrest John Thompson William Blount Attempts to persuade Blount that the Spaniards are behind Creek hostilities and murder against white settlers, and that the peaceful towns will "do their part" in keeping the peace. Thompson asked on behalf of peaceful Indians if it is safe to remain in their towns for fear of attacks from white settlers. Requests letter be burned after it is received.
June 20, 1793 Events in Aftermath of Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill St. Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Bernard, in reporting to Seagrove from Flint River Georgia, notes that the upper Creeks held a meeting at the Tuchabachees of the upper and lower Creeks. Those who attended agreed to would take steps to ensure peace with United States; would take measures to satisfy Seagrove's demands to for satisfaction for murders at Traders Hill St Marys. Bernard notes that the old villain Daniel Dourouzeaux,...
October 16, 1797 Instructions for Troops along the Tennessee at Chicksaw Bluff James McHenry Officer Commanding Troops from Tennessee Instructions for detachment of troops at Chickasaw Bluff and how to deal with the Spaniards. Refers to US treaty with Spain and Baron de Carondelet, Spanish Governor. Details instructions for artillerists and troops. Asks him to watch Natchez and Chickasaw Bluff and supplies, including rifles, saddles, armaments for the Choctaws. Mentions Indian runners from Tellico to Knoxville.
July 27, 1792 Subversive role of Spaniards and Alexander McGillivray James Seagrove George Washington Letter from the Indian Agent in the Southern Department, to President Washington. Provides information regarding actions of Spaniards, which confirms Seagrove's opinion that they act to do injury to United States and that General McGillivray has verified Seagrove's predictions of him. Expresses opinion that Spaniards wish to involve United States in war with four Southern Nations of Indians....
February 15, 1793 Dangerous Consequences to the Frontiers Jacob Townshend William Blount Townsend reports on the treaty negotiations with the Creeks of the lower towns which are complicated by the machinations of the Shawanese chiefs and William Bowles.
June 20, 1794 Council of Vincennes, Speeches by Chiefs, Warriors, and Captain Pasteur [not available] [not available] All tribes had traveled far to meet General Washington and make their people one, offering wampum. Request for guns and land on either side of the Mississippi or near Wabash. French and Indian Nations requested pity from the United States for their efforts of peace and the suffering they endured by the British and Spaniards.
June 20, 1793 Opinion Respecting a Communication from the Spanish Commissioners Thomas Jefferson [not available] Respecting the letter to the Secretary of State from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes, it is recommended that a detailed response be prepared regarding the proceedings of the U.S. with respect to the southern Indians and the Spaniards and presented to the Court of Madrid by the U.S. 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.
May 10, 1792 Bowles' Capture Improves the Chance for Peace Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Timothy Barnard informs James Seagrove that with William Bowles captured by the Spanish, the subversive activities that had stirred up the lower Creeks should cease and improve the chances for peace.
August 4, 1793 On compensation for death of David Cornell, planned meeting of 10 September 1793, Spaniards, Governor Telfair's meetings with militia Generals, the killing of Cherokees in Southwest Territory James Seagrove Henry Knox From Savannah, Seagrove discusses the manner of compensation for death of David Cornell and an Indian youth. Relates that the deaths of Captain Fleming and Mr Moffett at the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, from which no satisfaction has been obtained, are therefore roughly compensated for by Cornell's death. Spaniards continue to stir up the disaffected towns. Governor Telfair...