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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 22, 1795 Copy of Proclamation Regarding Cherokee Territory William Blount [not available] Copy of document drawn up in presence of Cherokee commissioners regarding boundary lines of Indian and U.S. land. Outlines boundary lines based on topographic landmarks. Offers protection of boundary and people abiding by law by United States.
May 28, 1784 State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Committee on Indian Affairs [not available] The Committee on the State of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department is of the opinion that the Southern Indians should be prevailed upon to make such cessions of uncultivated land to the States they inhabit as may be convenient to those Nations and commensurate to the necessities of those States. Seeks prevention of foreign possession.
July 13, 1791 Full and Entire Pacification with the Creeks Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox stresses to Governor Telfair the importance of supporting the policy of the United States to continue the pacification of the Creek Indians and the other southern tribes. He reminds the Governor that three citizens of Georgia should be appointed to join three Creek chiefs in supervising the drawing of the new boundary lines.
September 8, 1791 No Impediment to the Boundary Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox informs the Governor of Georgia of the impending establishment of boundaries between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians and expresses a desire that there be no impediment to the immediate drawing of the boundary lines.
June 23, 1793 Commitment to Peace with the United States Chief White Lieutenant James Seagrove Dispatch from White Lieutenant or Tuskena Atca, for himself and the Upper Creek Towns, to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, interpreted and delivered by Stephen Sullivan. White Lieutenant pledges his commitment to peace with United States and will comply with demands to turn over the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Asks for patience and understanding. Reminds...
July 28, 1789 New Commissioners to Negotiate Peace with the Southern Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President that the commissioners report that the Creeks are favorably inclined to enter into a peace treaty with the United States. These commissioners, however, were previously appointed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia and were acting under the resolves of the Confederation Congress. Therefore, Knox points out that these commissioners' authority expired with the...
September 8, 1791 Provisions for Running the Boundary Line Henry Knox Spear & McLeod Spear and McLeod are ordered to provide Joseph Ellicot and his assistants the necessary provisions for establishing the boundary line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians.
November 7, 1798 Yellow Fever, Boundaries, and Mr. Gerry's Return Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering discusses the yellow fever in Philadelphia and New York which seems to have abated due to the cold weather. It appears that the northern boundary between the United States and Britain have been settled by the Commissioners and there has been progress in establishing the southern boundary between the U.S. and Spain. Mr. Gerry's return to the U.S. will confirm the opinion of those who...
August 15, 1800 Payment to George D. Blackmore James Winchester Samuel Dexter Winchester paid $2000 to George D. Blackmore for ascertaining the boundary line between the United States and the Chickasaw Nation of Indians.
July 14, 1798 Bond of John Patterson, James Seagrove and William Hunter. [not available] [not available] Copy of bond for holding galley at St. Marys Georgia. States that John Patterson, shipwright, James Seagrove merchant, both of St. Marys, and William Hunter, merchant, Savannah, are bound to United States for $3000.
May 18, 1798 McHenry Gives Guion Specifications for a Report on Possible Fort Sites on Southern Border of U.S. James McHenry Isaac Guion McHenry comments that while he does not know the President's wishes on establishing a new fort on the 31st line of north latitude, the boundary line est. in the Treaty of Madrid, but asks that a report be made on that possibility. McHenry details specifications for the location of such a fort.
December 8, 1797 Settling the Account of James Seagrove John Steel Samuel Hodgdon Steele wants to know whether the books of the Superintendent show James Seagrove of St. Marys as a debtor to the United States for money owed the public stores. Seagrove wants to settle his account with the Treasury and will leave St. Marys as soon as navigation can be arranged,.
December 24, 1792 Letter Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department Henry Knox President of the Senate of the United States "The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated Augusta, December 5th, 1791, with an enclosure relatively to Indian affairs in the southern department."
1791 EXTRACT: Regarding Boundary Lines with Creeks Alexander McGillivray Henry Knox Account of Creeks decision to draw boundary with United States at north fork of river.
April 3, 1797 Indian affairs Benjamin Hawkins Esau Tustunnagau Hawkins discusses various matters concerning Efau Tustunnagau's nation, including a survey of boundary lines and Efau Tustunnagau's trip to see the U. S. President
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
October 15, 1796 Supplying the Troops & the Southern Indians Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon There is a quantity of medicine intended for the troops in Georgia for which a requisition has been made and forwarded to St. Marys. There is also a supply of medicine and hostpital stores for the Western Army. The articles for Mr. Hawkins are to be sent to St. Marys and Mr. Dunsmore may be sent with the Cherokee goods. There is a mistake in the account of Chickasaw goods so Hodgdon must...
April 8, 1793 From Tuckabachee; letter from Alexander Cornell to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on the robbery and murder at St Marys Alexander Cornell James Seagrove Cornell sorry about the mischief done at St Marys [the robbery and murder of whites at Traders Hill at Robert Seagrove's store]. Mad Dog and David Cornell uneasy about what to do. Had high hopes for peace. Mentions great father General Washington. Have thrown away Spaniard's talks; although Creeks friends with Spaniards, do not take talk against United States. There would be peace if everyone...
October 7, 1792 Boumdary Line Between Cherokee Land and U.S. William Blount Commissioners Enclosed extract of letter to Little Turkey and other Cherokee chiefs pertaining to meeting of chiefs and commissioners to run boundary line between two nations. Specified where line should fall, according to treaty. Noted war dissolves all treaties.
March 14, 1796 Questions on reducing military forces James McHenry [not available] McHenry argues for the necessity of a strong military force to counteract the force maintained by Great Britain and Spain on the northern and southern boundaries of the United States. McHenry advises against reducing the U.S. military below its present force.
November 11, 1790 Recommendation of Captain James Howell; complaints over Creek Treaty James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Recommends Captain John Howell to command the Cutter intended to be stationed in the Georgia District. The late treaty with the Creeks is much complained of in the southern states; in particular there is opposition to the line drawn by commissioner [Knox]. This encouragement has given to savage insolence, spurred them to action, encouraged killing of defenseless inhabitants on frontier.
June 14, 1793 Giving up the Murderers and Robbers at Traders Hill St. Marys [not available] James Seagrove On behalf of upper Creeks, letter from Tuckabachee. Authors acknowledge receipt of talks from Mr. McDonald. Refer to Spaniard talks to be held on Tuckabachees on 12 June. The headmen of both upper and lower Creeks have agreed to kill the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, and will notify Seagrove via Weatherford when completed. It will take time because of Indian...
August 16, 1793 U.S. & Indian Differences Regarding Ohio River Boundary Irreconcilable; War Will Continue Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Northwestern Indian Chiefs The Indians have acknowledged the receipt of the recent treaty commissioners' speech, which declared that the U.S.-Indian Boundary could no longer be the Ohio; the Indians have stated that they will accept no other boundary. The commissioners now state that the negotiations are now ended, and the war will go on.
September 24, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners to the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Creek Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Reference to calamities of late war with Great Britain; how the United States has recovered and obtained liberty and independence; that the United States is at peace and its numbers are increasing. The Union has grown to manhood and can speak with a louder voice and strike with a stronger arm. Refers to General Washington as the head man of all councils and chief of all warriors. Discusses the...
April 3, 1793 Letter from Edward Telfair Governor of Georgia to Secretary of War Henry Knox on robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Telfair reports to Knox the details of murder and robbery by Creeks at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Marys River. Others were killed, Telfair reports. Volunteers found 3 men and a girl murdered; they were settlers. Horses stolen; women and child taken prisoner. Settlers are defenseless in Camden and Glynn Counties and must leave settlements. Governor taking temporary measures ...