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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  April-June 1790
|Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox about Indian hostilities
|12 May 1790
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
|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.
|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
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) McGillivray, Alexander (1750-1793)
|Richmond County, Georgia
|Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859