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June 29, 1792 Deployment of Troops to Prevent Indian Incursions Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses the deployment of some of his forces in order to prevent Indian incursions. Nothing of importance has occurred except the arrival of Gen. Wilkinson's wife and family and the presentation to Wayne of an Indian scalp taken by a detachment of the Pa. Rifle Corps.
January 6, 1793 Yourself and Property Shall Be Safe David Cornell James Seagrove David Cornell informs James Seagrove that he took a scalp in the Cumberland at the behest of the Spanish; therefore, due to this foreign influence, Cornell maintains that he is not rightly to be blamed for this incident. Cornell continues to assure Seagrove's safety in treating with his tribe.
February 1, 1795 [Copy of James Davidson's talk to John McKee delivered by runner] [not available] [not available] Scalp taken reasons for Indian warfare and killing. Requests opinion of United States on his actions. Noted council being held by Indian chiefs and warriors. Assured recipient (possibly Gov. Blount) of loyalty to United States.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations McCleish William Blount Letter to Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, regarding relations with the Southwestern Indians. Mentions one Bill Colbert, who happened upon a canoe with a Cherokee man and four prisoners (two women and two children).
November 6, 1792 Indian Attack on My Camp John Adair James Wilkinson Adair describes an Indian attack on his camp and the gallant response of his officers and men.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.
November 12, 1794 Massacre committed by group of Indians John Easten General James Robertson Describes a vicious attack by a group of 12 or 15 hostile Indians, on the house of Colonel John Sevier. Sevier attempted to defend his house, but the Indians "cruelly slaughtered all around him," killing three of Sevier's children. Charles Snyder, along with two other "small children" were killed. "Some scalped and barbarously cut to pieces; some tomahawked very inhumanly, and the poor helpless...
April 29, 1793 Killing and Scalping of William Pugh Benjamin Harrison W. Urquhart Extracts from the deposition of Benjamin Harrison and Francis Pugh, of Washington County. Describes the killing and scalping of William, the son of Colonel William Pugh, and the taking of Dick, a negro.
March 15, 1792 Creeks and Cherokees will Join in War David Craig William Blount David Craig reports, in considerable detail, to Governor William Blount on the state of Indian affairs on the southern frontiers. There have already been depredations and Craig believes that the Creeks and Cherokees will join the Shawnees and will commit many more acts of violence and may indeed engage in a general war against the whites in their territories.
November 7, 1794 Southwest Indian relations General James Robertson William Blount General James Robertson tells Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory that he does not believe that any enemy Indians are in or around settlements, although some have taken off with horses. His son, Jonathan, had his horse stolen. According to the Chickasaws, the Indians lately on the borders of the white settlements have been Creeks.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to David Cornell on his bad actions owing to the wicked advice of white me James Seagrove David Cornell From St Mary's, Seagrove says that David Cornell's actions [bringing a scalp from Cumberland at behest of Spanish Agent] are indeed bad, but are the fault of the wicked white men [Spanish Agents]. Seagrove expresses great regard for Cornell's father. Advises him to take the advice of his cousin Alexander. Will see Cornell when he visits the Cussetahs on 1 May 1793.
November 8, 1794 Aggression by Creek Indians General James Robertson William Blount General Robertson comments on the murder of Colonel Isaac Fitzworth and his family by Creek Indians, along the waters of Red River. Seven persons total were killed and scalped. This, along with other expressions of aggression, "proves the information given us by the Chickasaws, that the Creeks had declared publicly their intensions of distressing this district, or, if able, to extirpate it...
April 17, 1793 Forgive and Forget What Has Passed William Blount Hanging Maw Blount apoligizes to the Cherokee chiefs for the death of Noon-day who was killed because he was armed and mistakenly identified as a Creek warrior. Blount hopes that this accidental death will not lead to further bloodshed between the Cherokees and the United States.
November 9, 1794 Hostile Indians on frontier William Winchester William Blount Colonel Winchester writes Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory, beginning his letter by stating: "The Indians continue their depredations as usual." One individual (Evan Watkins) was shot and scalped, with a tomahawk sticking in his skull. Frontier folk in the region are complaining: "They say, if Congress knew their deplorable situation, and have the feelings of men, they would not...
October 11, 1792 [Deposition of Private William May.] Border Disputes William May [not available] details of May's capture, imprisonment, work on a schooner transporting rations; and going to war with Indians. Details of battle. May met the Indians who scalped Maj. Trueman and his travel companions and was related the story of how he was scalped. War with Indians was inevitable if Ohio river was not declared the boundary line. Discussed Indians plans for war.
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,...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Indian Interpreter Alexander Cornell James Seagrove Alexander Cornell Letter from Indian Agent to the Creeks James Seagrove to interpreter Alexander Cornell. Seagrove received a letter from John Galphin, who is a wealthy Creek of mixed blood. Seagrove is pleased that the Creek people take his talks as they are intended and dictated from purest friendship. Seagrove asks that Cornell exert himself in all his power to prevent the Creeks from talking with the Shawnee...
May 3, 1793 Deposition of James Aikin [Aiken] given to William Stephens, Mayor of Savannah Geogia, regarding the aftermath of robbery and murder at Traders Hill on St Marys James Aiken [not available] Copy of deposition given by James Aikin [Aiken], a resident of Creek Nation. Aikins left the Creek Nation when there was no probability of compliance with James Seagrove's demands to turn over the perpetrators of the robbery and murder at Seagrove's brother's store at Traders Hill, St Marys. Aikins notes that the Creeks planned to give up the plunder until Seagrove demanded the perpetrators....
March 25, 1795 Indian Relations and Peace on Frontier Timothy Pickering William Blount Sections of letters from Gov. Blount were given to Congress for informative purpose. President awaits results of deliberations regarding trade with Indians. Defense of frontier financed. All offensive action stopped, policy of peace with Indians supported. Discussed Indian relations in detail, peace is paramount.
November 3, 1792 Information Given Governor Blount by James Carey James Carey William Blount Minutes of information given Governor Blount by James Carey, one of the interpreters of the United States, in the Cherokee Nation.
April 4, 1794 Indian Attack William Rickard David Henley Report of 25 Indians attacking Block House at mouth of Town Creek. Recounts defense of building against Indians and number of dead. Muster rolls enclosed.
May 7, 1795 Deceit of Creek Indians Discussed John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Williams believed war would continue due to the encouragement of the Creek Indians by the British to make war against United States. Warriors take war path by Wayandol and Delaware towns with hopes they will strike and give the warriors a right to commence hostilities. Danger to women and children discussed. Request for hasty assistance.
May 2, 1791 A Report on Travels Through the Creek Country, 1791 Caleb Swan [not available] Document, report describes the Creek country, people, culture, and government. Refers to horse theft and trials.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.