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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04604
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0095] April-June 1790 
Title Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox about Indian hostilities
Date 12 May 1790
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Thanks Knox for sending three more companies of men to him, as he believes this will help deter the Indians from hostilities. Provides the opinion of Creek leader "McGilvery" (referring to Alexander McGillivray), who believes that it is likely some Creeks will reinitiate hostilities because they feel the truce between the government and the Creeks has expired. McGillivray requested to the Governor that a government agent be sent to meet with the Creeks. Therefore, a group of commissioners will be sent in an attempt to sue for peace. Also remarks, "It's also said that Mr. McGilvery is to be concerned in the Yazo lands - how that matter is I can't say" (referring to the Yazoo lands being fraudulently sold by Georgia governors, including then-governor Edward Telfair, to private companies for very low prices). Mentions sending troops to fight the Creeks, establishment of borders, and incendiary pamphlets being circulated about the Indians.
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Truce  Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Treaty  Land Transaction  Forgery and Fraud  Boundary or Property Dispute  Journalism  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  McGillivray, Alexander (1750-1793)  
Place written Richmond County, Georgia
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859