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From Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 26 May 1795

Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

War-Office May 26. 1795.

Mr Dandridge will be pleased to present the inclosed letter from Mr Seagrove to the President. It contains the agreeable intelligence that the Creek Nation are coming in with prisoners & stolen property, and are determined to be at peace with every part of the United States.1

T. Pickering


1An extract of Creek Indian agent James Seagrove’s letter to GW of 12 May states: “I have this morning received dispatches by express from the Chiefs of the Creek Nation and my Deputies … that the whole of the Nation has determined at their late meeting to comply with my demands made on them on the 10th January last and to live in perfect peace and friendship with every part of the United States.” Several chiefs were on their way to Savannah, Ga., “with all the prisoners and property in the Creek Nation.” Seagrove then expressed his belief “that when I meet the Chiefs I shall be able to impress them with the necessity of their continuing in peace with this Country and of bringing them to a full sense of their situation” (copy [extract], DNA: RG 94, Post Revolutionary War Papers).

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