In the letter Claiborne explains that Caller's son, Robert, has been selected to serve in the military "and to draw for money for the purpose of recruiting." Because Robert has not answered the order, the captain who issued it assumes that he...
In the letter Claiborne discusses recent attacks by Indians on white inhabitants in the territory: "The conduct of your Creek neighbours for some time past has been observed, and merit, in my opinion, exemplary punishment, and had I the power, they...
In the letter Toulmin discusses an uprising of Creek Indians in Pensacola, Florida. According to reports, they even plan to assassinate several of their own chiefs: "This will effect a compleat [sic] revolution in the government, and the patriots...
In the letter Caller explains his plan to lead the militia in an attack against the Creek Indians, and he asks Claiborne to provide any assistance he can: "...we have deem'd it prudent and advisable to call out the militia and attack the party on...
In the letter Carson discusses a Creek uprising led by Peter McQueen. He describes the army's attempts to stop it, including the defeat of an expedition under Colonel Caller at Escambia Swamp. A transcript of the letter is included.
This section includes "Interesting Papers in relation to the Indian Hostilities in 1813-1814, the destruction of Fort Mims &c," which were found in the papers of General Ferdinand L. Claiborne. The documents were given to Pickett by Claiborne's...
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