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Title Letter [manuscript]: Point Peter [Ga.], to James Jackson, Governor of Georgia, 1799 June 17
Author Seagrove, James
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter, dated June 17, 1799, written by Indian agent James Seagrove from the military post at Point Peter, Georgia to James Jackson, Governor of Georgia. In this letter Seagrove informs Jackson that he has enclosed copies of his recent communications with Creek Chief Methlogee and that he has also sent copies of these papers to the President and to Major General Pinckney in Charleston. In his speech to Seagrove, Methlogee expresses his tribes great concern over the formation of a boundary line between the U.S. and Spain running east from the Mississippi River to the Saint Marys River. He states that this line has caused considerable unease among his people which may lead to warfare. In his response, Seagrove explains that the boundary line was agreed to in a treaty with the Creek Indians and tries to reassure Methlogee that this line will not adversely affect the Creeks.
Names Jackson, James (1757-1806); Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth (1746-1825); Methlogee, Chief (fl.1799); Nicoll, Abimael Youngs (fl.1799); Allen, Robert (fl.1799)
Places Point Peter, Saint Marys River, Georgia, Florida, United States
Keywords agent, armed forces, chief, speech, boundary, territory, land claim, colonial forces, war, battle, treaty, government, government relations, interpretor, Spain, slavery, peace, governor
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 797
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue