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June 12, 1794 Contemporary Copy of Letter, to Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses Council at Buffalo Creek; encloses narrative of Indian agent; advises re settlement at Presque Isle; informs re journey to Council at Buffalo Creek.
February 25, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek General Israel Chapin Henry Knox General Israel Chapin encloses the Buffalo Creek council proceedings to the Secretary of War. Present at the council were representatives from the United States and Upper Canada, along with the principal leaders of the Six Nations.
October 27, 1792 Indian Hostilities Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Intelligence from Gov. Blount states that five hundred warriors from Chickamaga towns and some banditti Upper Creeks plan hostilities against the U.S. and will strike the Cumberland settlements. Authorized Governor to make defensive preparations.
1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard [Bernard] to Henry Gaither Major Commandant on the state of affairs on the frontier, the prospects for peace, and whether military operations will make distinctions between Creek friend and foe Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Henry Gaither Undated letter, presumably written spring or summer 1793. Barnard discusses the danger of traveling, presumably in the aftermath of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Matters may have to be settled by an army coming against the offenders. Does not see war as general yet. Hopes that distinctions can be made by army between hostile and peaceful towns. Cussetahs want peace. Mad Dog of...
October 17, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, on the prospects for peace, Warrior King's meeting with lower Creeks, White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River, prospects for peace are good it seems. The Warrior King trying to reconcile matters. Met with leadership of Lower Creeks at Cussetah, and with White Lieutenant and upper Creek Chiefs at Tuckabatchee. Cowetas promise to lay quiet; talk strongly of killing horse thieves. Seek to get women prisoners back. Ask Seagrove to mediate and bring prisoners with him when he comes to visit....
October 27, 1792 Violence from Indians Henry Knox James Seagrove Conveyed disposition of Indian towns with details about each town and tribe. Urgently requests Seagrove to impress upon chiefs a council to restrain young men that are committing violent acts.
March 23, 1793 Circular letter to the chiefs of the Upper and Lower Creeks regarding murder of white settlers at Traders Hill James Seagrove [not available] In this circular, sent to twenty of the principal chiefs of the upper and lower Creeks, Seagrove refers to a murder of white settlers at Traders Hill store St Marys. He expresses disappointment that the incident may upset the peace. Emphasizes that President of United States and Seagrove consider Creeks a friend of United States. Asks that chiefs use their leadership and influence to preserve...
February 7, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a council holden at Buffalo Creek. Present at the proceedings were leaders of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Delaware and Tuscarora nations of Indians. Also present were several individuals representing the United States and Upper Canada. The boundary line was a source of dispute.
August 16, 1793 Deposition from William Jones to Jared Irwin on prospects for peace following death of David Cornell William Jones [not available] In deposition given at Washington County Georgia, Jones states that having resided among the upper Creeks, has found them inclined toward peace until the death of David Cornell, whose circumstances have exasperated his family and who are determined to have satisfaction. Sworn before Jared Irwin and taken from Executive files of W. Urquhart S.E.D.
February 23, 1798 Account of Execution of Indian Chief and Request for Policy Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Letters between governor and Hawkins outlined and numbered. Hawkins recounted an ambush of U.S. officers, and complaints of white neighbors of Tuskeegee Tustunnagau and other Creek Indians. Tuskeegee put to death after civil trial. Blacksmith's employed by U.S. for the use of the Creek Indians, Hawkins requests ruling on the responsibility of payment.
June 10, 1793 Orders to go about the heart of country to visit the Creek leadership Henry Knox James Seagrove Secretary of War Knox conveys orders from President of United States General George Washington to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove to go into the heart of the country. Capitalize on friendship of White Lieutenant, Mad Dog of Upper Creeks and White Bird, King of the Cussetahs. Purpose should be to demonstrate peaceful intentions of United States and to emphasize the existence of Creek Nation...
October 18, 1793 Letter from Timothy Barnard [Bernard] to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, reporting on favorable prospects for peace Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Barnard [Bernard] remains ill and can hardly collect his sentiments on paper. Reports that the Warrior King of the Cussetahs returned from meeting with upper Creeks; all towns in that quarter want peace. To demonstrate sincerity, White Lieutenant and other leaders will join Warrior King to Oakmulges to conduct Seagrove into the nation. White Lieutenant asks Seagrove to bring the women and...
June 11, 1793 Execution of Perpetrators of Robbery and Murder at Traders Hill, Etc. Charles Weatherford James Seagrove Weatherford reports that he has done all he can to help bring peace in the aftermath of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St. Marys.The Creek Nation has decided to put the death five of the perpetrators, exclusive John Galphin. Refers to Spanish talks with Chickasaws, Chocktaws, and Cherokees; the whole of upper and lower towns agree to be at peace with United States. Chickasaws meet with...
April 30, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to James Seagrove, Temporary Agent to the Creek Nations on his handling of the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on the St Marys Henry Knox James Seagrove Acknowledges receipt of letters to President Washington and Knox. Knox notes that the information [the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys] was very much unexpected, considering the optimistic tone of former communications. Knox questions whether the costs incurred for conferences with Indians are worthwhile, since the result has been hostilities instead of the desired effect of...
September 16, 1793 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to James Seagrove, Agent to the Creek Nations on his efforts to bring about peace with the Creek Nation, a proposal to invite Creek Chiefs to meet President Washington and Congress, and Knox's letter to Governor Telfair regarding offensive operations against the Creek Nation Henry Knox James Seagrove From the War Department, Knox informs James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, that his recent correspondence has been received and forwarded to President of United States General George Washington. Knox applauds Seagroves efforts at trying to bring about peace. Knox notes that if Seagrove's efforts are fruitful, then he will be doing a great service to his country which will be highly acceptable to...
November 22, 1796 Report from Hopewell Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans for a tour through the towns of the upper Cherokee and the Creeks.
July 27, 1787 Talk of the Fat King to His Honor Governor Mathews of Georgia and his Council [not available] George Mathews Have seen the talk sent by commissary Mr. Barnard. It is the whites who have forgot the talks at Shoulderbone, not the Creeks. Laments the hasty revenges taking place. Cannot be accountable for measures of Upper Towns; they can answer for themselves. Refer to promise made to southern Indian superintendent Mr. White. Make demands for satisfaction, life for life; and equal number for twelve people...
June 29, 1787 To the Head-Men and Warriors of the Lower Creeks. [not available] Headmen and Warriors of Lower Creeks Author, possibly indian agent, expresses desire for peace and regrets loss of life caused by white warriors. Warns against any hostilities against whites. Will not hold lower Creeks accountable of transgressions of Upper Creeks. Mentions Mr Barnard and Mr Galphin and Treaty at Shoulderbone and Alexander McGillivray.
July 5, 1793 Seagrove's Indian Houseguests and Washington's Orders for Georgia Militia to Temporarily Halt Operations against Bad Towns James Seagrove John Kinnard In letter to Kinnard, Creek intermediary, Seagrove acknowledges receipt of talk by George Galphin. Refers to Chehaw fellow living at Seagrove's house as a fool. Notes that he should have sent the guests, including the Cussetahs, away some time ago, but he was afraid they might be killed by whites. Georgia militia troops in upper part of Georgia that crossed Oconee were called back by order of...
April 22, 1795 [A talk from the Mad Dog and Big Warrior of the Tuckabatcet in behalf of the Creek Nation to James Seagrove] Mad Dog James Seagrove Advice from U.S. on peace between tribes to save land was good. Noted killing of Creek hunters by Chickasaws, Creeks will transport prisoners and property of guilty Indians to U.S. Fear that some Indians will ally with Cumberland settlers and militia against Chickasaws. Creek request that the U.S. remains peaceful, Creeks promise to remain peaceful with Cherokee Nation. Hopes to establish...
1790 Minutes from Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, Minutes for Creek treaty; discusses Indians and husbandry.
October 9, 1792 Cherokee Declaration of War Henry Knox William Blount Received letter from Blount which contained proclamation of war on U.S. by the five lower Cherokee towns which is perplexing along with failed negotiations, violence, and leadership of the nations by J. Watts. Advised calling up militia and confining operations to defensive measures until Congress convenes. Requested Blount send an expedition to upper Creek towns to request that their banditti...
March 1, 1789 Treaty with Creeks and Cherokees Richard Winn Henry Knox A treaty will take place with Cherokee Indians on the upper war-ford of French Broad River, in vicinity of Swananno, North Carolina. Supposes that Creek Indians will also treat.
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...
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...