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April 26, 1799 Attempts to Settle Accounts Following a Robbery Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott maintains that no loss should accrue to the United States as a consequence of a robbery. But should attempts be made to negotiate the bills, such attempts should be made public through the medium of the newspapers.
October 9, 1790 Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war Richard Harison Alexander Hamilton Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war, Harison is of opinion that officers are not chargeable on that account unless negligence can be imputed to them.
April 20, 1799 Robbery of bills of exchange by Indians or white men near Tennessee River Abijah Hunt Samuel Meeker Hunt reports that express rider Robert McCrea was robbed of bills of exchange en route from Natchez to Cincinnati to Lexington. Robbery of $25,000 was near the Tennessee River by either Indians or white men.
February 7, 1799 Certification of payments; Andrew Brown, Printer for advertising in his paper the robbery of the public stores William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $23 to Andrew Brown, Printer for advertising in his paper the robbery of the public stores.
September 25, 1799 I can have but faint hopes of relief in case of accident... Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton Although he is able to send the money to the regiments soon, Swan worries that a robbery of the mail or other accident may interfere and therefore damage his reputation irreparably.
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 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...
May 24, 1793 Deposition on Spanish Complicity in Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill St Marys George Galphin [not available] George Galphin [presumably the son of wealthy trader of same name who died 1790] states that he was at house of John Kinnard at Hutcheta when James Burges, Indian trader, was accused by Kinnard of complicity in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill. Burges denied involvment and went on to state that some Indians had told him they had come from Pensacola, sent by the governor and William Panton,...
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...
May 27, 1793 Failure to meet demands in aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill, St Marys James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove expresses disappointment that the friendly leadership of the Creeks has not been able to hand over the culprits involved in the murder and robbery at Traders Hill at St Marys. Warns them that to make enemies with United States spells ruin for Creek Nation. Creeks cannot expect mercy when acting such as this. Seagrove is heartened by the good conduct of so many Creeks; such towns will...
April 19, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Report, based on information from Bird King and Cussetah King, that Halfway House King and his warriors are determined to shed blood. Has informed militia officers; some have offered services and are scouting. Many fires on Indian side of Oconee. Will send spy for more information. Soldiers are healthy; received stores from Rocklanding.
April 17, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox on the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Recounting murder and robbery at Traders Hill St Marys, Gaither notes that Indian Agent James Seagrove demands murderers and all involved. This demand is dividing the Creek nation. Timothy Bernard advises Gaither to stay on guard. Gaither has written to General Clark and other militia officers. Encloses Bernard's letter.
April 7, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox regarding murder and robbery at Traders Hill on St Marys Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither writes from Fort Fidius to inform Knox about the robbery and murder of two whites at Traders Hill on St Marys by Creek Indians. Notes the William Seagrove, presumably owner of the store, is demanding the murderers and the whole party concerned; the Indians are divided over the demand made by Seagrove. Timothy Bernard advises Gaither to stand his guard. Gaither has written to General Clark...
April 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to W. Payne Head Chief of the Simanola of Creek Indians at Sotchaway James Seagrove Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne Letter from James Seagrove to W. Payne, Chief of Simanola [Seminole] tribe. Seagrove has not yet met the Chief personally, but notes that his reputation is respectable. Seagrove extends invitation to Payne to visit. Refers to meeting of chiefs 1 May at Cussetah. Describes the robbery and murder at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader Hill St Marys. Suggests that William Burgess, a trader was...
July 28, 1794 Mail Robbery Isaac Craig Henry Knox Package from Head Quarters delivered by boatman, now sent forward in the care of Ensign Sample under safe guard due to robbing of mail at Pittsburgh recently. Craig enclosed duplicates of letter, returns, and abstracts that were lost in robbery.
April 15, 1793 Talks from Bird King to James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent regarding perpetrators at robbery and murder Traders Hill St Marys Bird King Cussetas King James Seagrove Talks from Bird King, also known as Bird Tail King. He sends the beloved white wing and asks that Seagrove see it as a symbol of friendship. Asks that Seagrove send the white wing and talks to great father General Washington. Bird King wishes for peace; wants his women and children to grow up. Reports that upper towns have sent off to have Galphin and Upton taken. Indians say Galphin was the...
April 14, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to Kings, Chiefs, Headmen and Warriors of whole Creek Nation James Seagrove Creek Chiefs Seagrove recounts the robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys River and reiterates demand to have those who committed crime delivered up, and release of hostage named Upton. Relates that the citizens of United States may not accept anything less than Seagrove's demands. Discusses designs of the whites to involve the Creeks in war in order to destroy the peace. Refers to William Bowles...
April 29, 1793 Conducting the Security of the Frontier in Georgia Henry Knox Henry Gaither In the conduct of Indian affairs, Knox directs Major Gaither "to calm every attempt to raise a storm....and let this idea govern all your conduct" Knox calls the robbery and murder at Traders Hill the actions of marauders and not part of a large design of the Creeks generally. The propriety of calling out militia cavalry and horsemen may be justly questioned. Expresses concern about the expense....
April 10, 1793 Letter from Timothy Bernard to Major Gaither regarding Major James Seagrove's demands in aftemath of violations Timothy Barnard [Bernard] Unknown Recipient Written from Flint River Georgia, Bernard informs Major Gaither of Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove's demands in aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys. Bernard notes that this is large demand and not sure how matters will turn out. Mr David Garwin can inform with particulars.
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...
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 ...
June 20, 1793 Report on Events in Aftermath of Robbery & Murder at Traders Hill St. Marys Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove From Flint River Georgia, Bernard report to Seagrove that he has been to Cussetah Towns with David Cornell, head warrior of Tuchabachees. Conclusion was to give satisfaction for robbery and murders at Traders Hill. Men were sent by Cussetahs to kill the perpetrators. Daniel Dourouzeaux, villain who turned Spaniard, at behest of Panton, interfered with the business. Nevertheless, both upper and...
July 5, 1793 The Indians Killed at Spanish Creek James Seagrove Alexander Cornell Seagrove reports that white Scouts and Indians mistakenly fell in with one another, resulting in death of four Indians, including interpreter David Cornell, cousin of Alexander Cornell. Seagrove laments the deaths of friends caused by friends. Blames McDonald, who Seagrove is holding as a prisoner. Seagrove assures Cornell that full satisfaction will be made under terms of Treaty of New York. He...
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...
March 28, 1793 James Seagrove to the Chiefs, Head Men, and Warriors, of the whole Creek nation regarding Creek murder of white men at Trader's Hill near St Marys River James Seagrove [not available] Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent to Creek Nation at St Marys. Seagrove refers to last time they met in November with hopeful prospects for peace that has been broken by unprovoked murder and robbery by Creeks against peaceful inhabitants of United States. Reports that on 11 March 1793 about twenty-five to thirty Creeks entered store of Robert Seagrove at Traders Hill on St Marys River, and...