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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 24, 1797 Alliances with Neighboring Spanish Governments John Sevier James McHenry Sevier discusses the potential of forming alliances with neighboring Spanish governments as a means of protecting the southwestern frontier.
July 5, 1792 Devastating Effects of the Drought, Etc. James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove discusses a possible conference with the Creek Chiefs at St. Marys, the activities of the British and Spanish governments in the southeast, and the devastating effect of the drought on the Creek people.
April 9, 1793 Satisfaction at the Prospect of Aid Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair expresses his satisfaction at the prospect of Georgia receiving aid in establishing a magazine of arms and benefitting from the assistance of the militias of neighboring States in defending against marauding Creeks.
November 24, 1795 Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Timothy Pickering William Rawle Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. Spanish government has complained. Asks questions regarding the nature of punishment; what to do about the Spanish subjects in Georgia; what instructions to give the military commander in Georgia if he finds the offenders.
November 24, 1797 Concerns about Interactions with Spanish James McHenry James Wilkinson Concerned about possibility of Spanish interaction.
February 23, 1799 Defense of New York and the Neighboring Islands Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens provides his suggestions for bolstering the defense of New York City and the neighboring islands.
June 15, 1797 Orders for Taking Spanish Post in Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Details messages from President and the Spanish Commandment regarding new policy and land ownership in Natchez.
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
October 13, 1791 Enclosed letter from Spanish residents Henry Knox William Hays Secretary Knox enclosing a sea letter for Captain Roberts of the ship Jefferson. Also encloses a letter from the Spanish residents in the ship's route
June 25, 1793 Instructions regarding the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Three extracts; the first, dated 4/8/1790 to Henry Burbeck, requests that he and his men display friendly relations with the Spanish at the Spanish garrison. The second, dated 4/29/1792 instructs James Seagrove to report to the Spanish any man or activities which would be harmful to the interests of peace with the Spanish government. The third, dated 8/11/1792 to Henry Gaither, instructs that...
April 8, 1793 Prospects of aid, magazine of arms, calling up militia of neighboring states Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Georgia Governor Telfair expresses peculiar satisfaction in contemplating prospect of aid and arrangement of calling militia from neighboring states in case of general hostility. Refers to the depredations of Creeks as serious.
June 9, 1797 Objections of Gayoso Listed James McHenry James Wilkinson Sec. of War gives instructions on how to assuage the objections and fears of Governor Gayoso, of Spanish land holdings in Natchez.
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...
February 16, 1798 Location of Spanish Posts Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, discusses Spanish posts.
June 9, 1797 Demolition of Spanish Posts James McHenry James Wilkinson It appears that Governor Gayoso is willing to demolish the Spanish posts on American land but he thinks he must continue his force in that quarter until the claims to land of Spanish subjects are reconciled. On the latter point, the Governor should be assured that no person shall be disturbed in his possession of property until they have had the opportunity to apply to Congress.
September 24, 1797 Regarding an insurrection involving Spanish troops James McHenry Timothy Pickering Updates Pickering on his fever and mentions an insurrection involving Spanish troops. McHenry hopes for the expulsion of the Spanish from posts in U.S. territory.
April 13, 1798 Proposes Post to Protect against Spanish Troops James McHenry James Wilkinson Refers to idea of forming a principal post to protect against Spanish troops. Encloses instructions and dispatches.
August 9, 1797 Regarding a Spanish Spy N. Hunter James McHenry Describes evidence of a Spanish spy or agent and discusses the possibility of a Spanish alliance with Indians against the United States.
April 29, 1792 Peace with the Spanish Henry Knox James Seagrove Secretary Knox directs James Seagrove - Superintendent of the Southern Department - to be cordial with the Spanish, and report any troublemakers like Bowles. Wants peace with the Spanish.
April 13, 1797 Garrison to take over evacuated Spanish Post Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Captain Burguard Notification that Pope would move with troops to take over evacuated Spanish post.
April 8, 1790 Instructions to Captain Henry Burbeck to evince friendly relations with Spain Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Burbeck is in vicinity of Spanish garrison. Knox tells Burbeck to evince the most cordial friendship with Spain. Be polite and temperate in the handling of any offenses. If caused by Burbeck's men, inflict exemplary punishment. If by Spanish, make statement with precision and coolness to nearest Spanish officer.
September 22, 1797 Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff James McHenry [not available] Regarding the Spanish presence at Chickasaw Bluff - located in Tennessee - and Spanish intentions to reoccupy a post in clear violation of Pinckney's Treaty, which placed the Chickasaws under U.S. territory.
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 1, 1796 Negotiations Over Murder of Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed copy of treaty with Creek Nation. Indians are not satisfied with governments reaction to Creek murders by Georgia residents (Harrison and others), discussed punishments. Current sentiments of citizens believe the boundary should be maintained by Federal government and not the state. Boundary line with Spanish territory determined.
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...