Viewing 1–25 of 25 documents: "unprovoked aggressions"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 13, 1793 Don't join the Creeks in the unprovoked war. Secretary Smith Hanging Maw Despite the unprovoked attack on the friendly Indians at the Hanging Maw's, Smith entreats the Cherokee Chiefs to forego the violence exhibited by the Creeks and accept the invitation of the President to visit him in Philadelphia.
November 6, 1797 Tranquility Restored to Settlements, Winter Quarters in Pittsburgh James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, discusses Indian aggressions and peace in Massac, Wilkinson to take up winter quarters in Pittsburgh.
February 13, 1787 Instructions to the Superintendant of Indian Affairs. Henry Knox Superintendant of Indian Affairs Knox's printed instructions for the Superintendant of Indian Affairs with additional handwritten notations.
September 3, 1795 Reprimand of Captain Home Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond Punishment for Capt. Home's actions and current aggressions should not be postponed any longer. Any additional information regarding the subject of inquiry requested.
September 12, 1795 Politics Surrounding Capture of U.S. Seamen Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond Secretary Pickering discussed politics and supposed lies surrounding the aggressions of Captain Home against U.S. seamen.
January 4, 1790 General Statement of Indian Policy Henry Knox George Washington In a comprensive statement of Indian policies, Knox discusses the cost of war and peace with the Indian Nations along the Southwestern frontier. He speculates on the size of an army necessary to engage hostile Indians along this vast expanse of territory. He concludes that peace and diplomacy are more cost effective than war. He references the practice of providing gifts to subjugated people...
September 10, 1792 Hopes of Peace Glass William Blount The Glass, brother of Bloody Fellow, relayed Col. Robertson's statement to take revenge against Indians that spilled white man's blood. Hoped that all aggressions will cease and only peace will exist between U.S. and Creeks.
May 16, 1794 Conflict between Indians and Georgia militia James Seagrove George Mathews Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs to the Governor of Georgia. Seagrove had spent 6 months living among the Indians for the purpose of establishing peace, and saw is very irritated by the "rash and lawless conduct" of the militia (led by Major Adams) in attacking the Indians after all his efforts. Seagrove claims that the Indians who were attacked were friendly tribes. The attack was...
July 13, 1788 Speech to Chiefs of Nations Assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River In a speech to Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River, St. Clair expresses impatience to hear of chiefs arrival. Expresses displeasure that instances of unprovoked hostility. United States desires peace, but if Indians desire war, they will have it. Expects an answer soon.
May 1793 Aggressions Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses armed vessels and militia.
July 25, 1793 Account Adjustments and Peace with Cherokees Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox related troubles in obtaining account information from Virginia, problems with peace accord b/w U.S. and Cherokees.
June 5, 1793 Search and Pursuit of the Creeks, Etc. William Blount Chiefs of the Cherokees Blount assures the Cherokee chiefs that he has informed the President of their peaceful intentions and he is looking forward to their visit to Philadelphia. He has ordered the continued pursuit of the marauding Creeks but mounted militia.
October 6, 1791 Speech given to the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, with all other Chiefs of the Creek Nation. James Seagrove [not available] This is a speech, probably by James Seagrove, to the Creek chiefs assuring them of the support and friendship of the federal government and the need to avoid violent confrontations with their white neighbors.
June 10, 1795 Preserving Peace on the Georgia Frontier Timothy Pickering William Eaton Pickering gives Captain Eaton his instructions for handling the unrest between the Creek Indians and the frontier inhabitants of Georgia following the murder of several Creeks by whites.
January 26, 1792 Knox makes public the causes of hostilities with Indians Henry Knox [not available] Document, Causes of hostilities with Indians; describes Indians and Indian warfare; describes Indian aggression; mentions Territorial Governments; describes White encroachment; discusses Indian torture tactics; discusses Harmar's Expedition; mentions Indian delegations; discusses pioneers and frontier life.
October 2, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians Thomas Butler [not available] Articles of a Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians.
November 6, 1792 President's Annual Address to Congress, 1792 George Washington Congress of the United States President Washington presents his annual address to Congress [State of the Union] for the year 1792.
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 1797 Negotiations with France James McHenry Unknown Recipient Letter, discusses process of negotiations between US and France.
May 18, 1792 Infamous Falsehoods of the Imposter Bowles, Etc. George Washington Kings, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Creek Nation A talk delivered by James Seagrove from the President in which Seagrove excoriates the subversive activities of William Bowles and warns the Creeks that attacks upon innocent Americans will be dealt with harshly. He assures the Creeks that the terms of the Treaty of New York will be met and boundary lines established as agreed to in the treaty.
November 24, 1789 Priorities of the President to Avoid War and to Protect Citizens Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox conveys the intentions of President Washington relative to war with the Creek nation. Washington hopes to avoid war yet seeks to protect U.S. citizens and has issued a proclamation prohibiting hostilities among the people of Georgia and the Creek. Warns punishment of Creek if they inflict problems on citizens. Encourages station of troops on Georgia frontier, and promises to recruit more...
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to Charles Weatherford on death of David Cornell, Spaniards, planned meeting on 10 September James Seagrove Charles Weatherford Seagrove, writing from Savannah to Weatherford, laments the death of David Cornell and refers to the stupidity of McDaniel [presumably McDonald] for letting it happen. Spanish have been a thorn in side. Refers to meeting in September as ordered by President of United States General George Washington. Anticipates danger but believes the meeting will be worthwhile.
July 20, 1796 Rapacious Nature of the Indians John Sevier James McHenry Sevier discusses his experiences with the tribes on the southwestern frontier. He stresses that though the settlers are not always blameless respecting the confrontations between them and the Indians, it is the rapacious nature of the Indians themselves that is mostly at fault.
January 16, 1797 Rights of Indians James McHenry Dwight Foster Indians and Indian warfare; describes 1706 treaty with Chickasaws; United States responsibility to Indians; mentions White encroachment.
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...