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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04397
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0091] September-October 1789 
Title Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox on the Creek nation
Date 25 October 1789
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Describes the situation in western Georgia concerning negotiations with the Creeks. The Commission has not succeeded as of yet in negotiating a treaty with the Creeks. Mentions violence along the frontier between Native Americans and white settlers, including incidents in which Native Americans attacked forts and burned them. Reports that the Spanish have concluded a treaty with the Creek Nation, and that Creek leader Alexander McGillivray was involved. Describes the Creeks as "numerous & insolent." Suggests a military force to compel the Creeks to treat with the Commission on American terms, and extensively describes his plan.
Subjects American Indian History  Muscogee (Creeks) Indian  Revolutionary War General  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Treaty  Diplomacy  Government and Civics  Boundary or Property Dispute  Fortification  Global History and Civics  Military History  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Place written Savannah, Georgia
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859