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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  1790
|Drafts of secret articles in a treaty between the United States and the Creek Nation
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|A working manuscript that has been corrected by Knox probably intended for George Washington. Consists of several secret articles pertaining to the proposed treaty; in each case, "secret" has been struck. One article grants trading rights in United States ports. If the Spanish obstruct Creek commerce, promises to transport Creek goods through United States territory until the obstruction is removed, as long as the goods do not exceed 60,000 dollars in worth. Another article appoints Alexander McGillivray, Chief of the Creek Nation, as Brigadier General in the United States Army with 1,200 dollars per year in pay. Grants the chiefs of the Upper Creeks, the Lower Creeks, and the Seminoles a commission, a medal with ornaments, and 100 dollars per year. Article three stipulates that the United States will educate and clothe "such of the Creek youth as shall be agreed upon, not exceeding four in number [at one time]." Possibly secret articles of the 1790 Treaty of New York. Based on content, written before 1792.
|Muscogee (Creeks) Indian President Government and Civics Diplomacy Military History Treaty American Indian History Land Transaction Commerce Clothing and Accessories Merchants and Trade Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Soldier's Pay Finance Children and Family Education
|Washington, George (1732-1799) McGillivray, Alexander (1750-1793)
|Law; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics; Education; The Presidency; Native Americans
|The Henry Knox Papers
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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