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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 3, 1786 Treaty of Peace, Amity, and Commerce Treaty [not available] Articles of a treaty between the State of Georgia and the "Kings, Head Men, and Warriors" of the Creek Nation. Terms include retribution for the murder of some white settlers, return of property by the Creeks, protection of Creek land, and a system to deal with violations of law. To ensure the treaty, five Creek will stay with the Commissioners.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
November 12, 1785 Treaty at Galphinton with the Creeks Commissioners for Treaty of Galphinton, November 1785 [not available] U.S. Commissioners for Indian Affairs in tandem with the Indian Commissioners for the State of Georgia issue this treaty at Galphinton between themselves and the warriors of Creek Nation. Georgia demands that the Creeks restore all Negroes, horses, and other property to their owners.
November 19, 1791 Treaty of Protection Henry Knox William Blount United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks.
January 10, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Chickasaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty concluded at Hopewell, on the Keowee, near Seneca Old Town, between Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America and the Chickasaw Nation. 11 Articles.
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...
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,...
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...
July 20, 1799 Said Joseph Perkins is to be shot to death... Abraham R. Ellery [not available] General Orders: Ellery explains the reasons for the execution of Joseph Perkins for desertion and taking with him two prisoners. These are crimes so heinous as to demand the death penalty as the best way of setting an example for the rest of the soldiery.
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.
March 28, 1791 Murder of Friendly Senecas Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox charges General St. Clair with investigating the murder of friendly Indians but emphasizes that those charged with the murders should be tried and punished by the State of Pennsylvania within whose jursidiction the crime took place.
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.
March 25, 1799 Assembling a General Court Martial, Etc. Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard asks permission to assemble a General Court Martial to try those prisoners who have been charged with a capital crime. He recommends Edward Kendall for the post of Quartermaster Sergeant.
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...
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...
August 27, 1785 Murder of Billy Nation Unknown Author [not available] A speech delivered at the Falls of the Ohio to unnamed Indian Nations intended to preserve the peace. The speech indicates that an Inidan named "Billy Nation" was murdered by a white man who subsequently fled into the woods. The speech asks that the chain of friendship not be broken on account of one villian.
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.
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 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....
October 13, 1788 Orders to Seize and Confine Any Villains Involved in Murder at Sullivan's Station Josiah Harmar John Francis Hamtramck Harmar orders Hamtramck to seize and confine the Gross Tete, or any other villains involved in murder at Sullivan's station. Notes the attack on Lieutenant Peters' detachment. Hopes the new government shall not tamely suffer subjects of US to be murdered. Savages are hatching a plan of mischief. Has detached force to protect Captain Hutchins in his survey of the exterior lines of Cutler and...
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...