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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 25, 1800 License to Trade with Indians James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Addressed topic of previous letter from St. Clair regarding trade with Indians. McHenry believed it proper to limit people licensed to trade with Indians to certain towns agreeable to the choice of the most influential chief. Also advised the trader could not follow Indians to hunting grounds.
October 25, 1794 Reports Efforts to Replace Mr. Morgan Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that Asa Copeland is a trader, not a shipwright, and Mr. Humphreys does not consider him as appropriate for Mr. Morgan's business. Hopes to replace Mr. Morgan soon.
August 6, 1793 Postponing a War with the Creek Nation William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens suggest sending a trader with knowledge of Indian affairs into Creek Country with presents for the Chiefs as a method of postponing a war with that Nation.
March 17, 1791 Our Misfortunes Seneca Chiefs George Washington The Seneca Chiefs report the misdeeds that are being perpetrated upon them despite Washington's pledge that they would be able to live safely in peace.
May 21, 1797 Letter to the Chickasaws Benjamin Hawkins Chickasaw Nation of Indians The author, which is likely Benjamin Hawkins, discusses his plans for boundary surveys, the rejection of an application of a trader, a letter from Piomingo to General Robertson complaining that the Creeks were stealing horses from the Chickasaws, and the claim of George Colbert against the Cherokees regarding payment for "his negroes."
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 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...
October 13, 1800 Cover Jacob VanderHeyden [not available] Requests information on the value of land.
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...
April 26, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James McHenry to Arthur St. Clair James McHenry Arthur St. Clair Discussed trade with Indians and receipt of licenses by traders. Traders should be restricted to certain towns, as decided by the most senior and influential chief. It should be forbidden that the traders accompany the Indians to their hunting grounds. Secretary of War endorsed this proposal.
November 2, 1791 Purchase of 200 Horses, Etc. Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon Barr has noted the time the agent agreed to purchase 200 horses. After six days Barr is certain that no more than twenty horses have been purchased and that it will be from twenty to thirty days before they are delivered to the headquarters at Fort Washington.
July 17, 1798 Concerning an invoice for muskets and ammunition John Habersham Samuel Hodgdon Discusses invoice and bill of lading for muskets and ammunition delivered on the Schooner John.
March 27, 1797 Regarding White & Live Oak Timbers for Frigate Construction, Frigate Constitution, & Algerian Frigate Edmund H. Quincy Josiah Fox Letter, discusses keg of butter; discusses live & white oak timber for Frigate at Boston; alludes to Frigate Constitution; describes progress on Algerian Frigate.
August 28, 1792 Stolen Horses Returned and Indian Relations with U.S. John Kinnard [not available] Stolen horses retrieved from the towns of Cheehaws and Telhuanas, assured "brothers" that head men do not send Indians to steal white mens' horses. Horses sent to Capt. Fleming who will return them to rightful owners. Thought it appropriate to pay Indians who collected horses.
October 17, 1794 Dispatch from General Wayne Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Incloses returns of the legion, an invoice of stores and medicine needed, and an estimate of . The medical stores are almost empty due to the large number of sick and wounded. Details the current state of the troops and garrisons under his command; he does not think it is feasible to retain the corps. Also describes an attempted exchange of prisoners involving a Canadian trader and some of the...
April 20, 1793 Report from James Holmes to Creek Indian Agent James Seagrove on aftermath of robbery and murder at Trader Hill St Marys James Holmes James Seagrove Reports that the county is in as a convulsed a state as possible. Majority of Head Men want peace and are willing to satisfy James Seagrove's demands. Was advised not to proceed further than Cussetah because some Indians intend to do mischief on the Oconnee. Scalps brought in; Cussetahs making examples of those who did mischief at Traders Hill. Believes that Galphin and Upton will be turned over....
1794 Indians in Canada and the Northwest Anthony Wayne Henry Knox General Wayne reports that Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe of Upper Canada has arrived with Colonel McKee and Captain Brandt at Fort Miami, at the foot of the Rapids. Brandt reportedly had 100 Indians with him, including Mohawks.
September 8, 1792 Indian Agressions James Seagrove Henry Knox Discussed Spanish presence in Florida and their influence over Indians. Indians have taken up the hatchet against U.S. and are committing unjust, villainous acts. Merchants are supplying Indians with gifts to win their favor. Seagrove thought reparations and penalties should be paid by merchants. Advised more soldiers should be stationed at head of St. Mary's river.
April 19, 1795 [The speech of a Chief called the Sun, in behalf of the Putawatimes] The Sun [not available] The Sun speaks on behalf of Pottawatomies, Chippewas, and Taways. Admits foolishness in trusting British. Severed ties with British and French to pursue peace with Americans. Hopes to hunt in peace, pity for women and children, prisoner exchange, and that the U.S. will provide food. The Sun avowed to move his village in exchange for powder and ball to use for hunting.
September 20, 1792 Outcome of Council William Blount Henry Knox Inferred that the reason for so few Chocktaws at council was the influence of Mr. Brassheart, a Spanish sympathizer. Brassheart mislead the Chocktaws, telling them they would be killed if they went to council with United States. Both Chocktaw and Chickasaw nations arrived for council and treaty, goods exchanged and land will be given to U.S.
March 25, 1800 Memorial of John Torrey, Canadian Refugee John Torrey [not available] Torrey is a native of Boston who was in St. John's and Montreal. Recounts his service to the American troops after they captured St. Johns. Requests compensation for money spent and disbursed on behalf of the troops as well as for losses sustained.
March 18, 1801 Threats to Peace; traders at the Creek Agency; Doctor Foster Benjamin Hawkins Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses potential threats to peace. Mentions Doctor Foster having arrived from Jamaica. Mentions treaty between United States and Spain. Discusses traders in the Creek agency and the matter of licenses.
October 2, 1794 Indian conflict in Tennessee William Blount Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Southwest Territory, enclosing a copy of a report of Major Ore of the destruction of the towns of Running Water and Nickajack, "two of the most hostile of the Lower Cherokee towns." Accuses the Indians of "depredations" in the district of Mero.
March 14, 1793 Robert Brown's Affidavit at Camden County Georgia recounting his observations at the robbery and murder at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Mary's Robert Brown James Seagrove Brown states that he was with Daniel Moffett [one of those later killed at robbery at Traders Hill on St Marys]. They met an Indian who told them the Creeks were going to war on the frontier. There was some trading and discussion taking place at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader's Hill. James Allen, Daniel Moffett, John Galphin were present. Fleming purchased a deer skin and was shot dead while...
August 15, 1794 Deposition of William Jones William Jones Unknown Recipient William Jones of the county of Wilkes makes an oath that four months ago he was employed to go through the Creek country, to carry a letter to Ford, Reid, & Co. at Pensacola, from Willing, Morris, and Swanwick of Philadelphia. After arriving in Pensacola, the Lieutenant Governor directed him to go to the governor at New Orleans. Discusses large quantity of goods for the Creek nation.