Document 6 Transcript:

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Mississippi Territory} The Deposition of Samuel Manac
Washington District }  of Lawful age a Warrior of the Creek 
                       nation -----

	About last of October thirty northern
Indians came down with Tecumpsee who said he
had been sent by his brother the Prophet.  They atten-
ded our Council at the Tuccabache, and had a 
Talk for us.  I was there for the space of three 
days, but every day whilst I was there, Tecumpsee 
refused to deliver his Talk.  And on being
requested to give it said that the Sun had gone
too far that day.  The day after I came away
he delivered his talk.  It was not till about
Christmas that any of our people began to dance
the war dance.  The Muscogees have not been
used to dance before war but after.  At that time
about 40 of our people began this northern 
custom; and my brother in law Francis who also
pretends to be a prophet, was at the head of them.  	
     Their number has very much increased since
and there are probably now more than a half 
of the Creek nation who have joined them.
	Being afraid of the consequences
of a murder having been committed on the
mail route; I had left my house on the road
and had gone down to my Plantation on the
river.  I staid there some time.  I went to Pens-

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-sacola with some steers, during which time
my Sister & Brother who have joined the war party
came and got off a number of my horses and other
stock and thirty six of my Negroes.  About one
or two & twenty days ago, I went up to my 
house on the road, and found some indians 
camped near it.  Who I tried to avoid but could
not.  An Indian came to me who goes by the
name of High Headed Jim, and who I 
had been appointed to head a party sent from
the Auttacee Town on the Tallapoose, on a 
trip to Pensacola.  He shook hands with me &
immediately began to tremble & jerk in
every part of his frame, and the very calves of
his legs would be convulsed, and he would get
entirely out of breath with the agitation.  This 
Practice was introduced in May & June last
by the prophet Francis who says that he was
so instructed by the Spirit.  High Headed Jim 
asked me what I meant to do.  I said that I
should sell my property and buy ammunition
& join them.  He then told me that they
were going down to Pensacola, to get ammuni-
tion, and that they had got a letter from a
British General, which would enable them to


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receive ammunition from the Governor.  That it
had been given to the Little Warrior & saved by his
Nephew when he was killed and sent down to
Francis.  High head told me that when they went 
back with their supply another body of men would
go down for another supply of ammunition
and that ten men were to go out of each Town 
and that they calculated on five horseloads for 
every Town.  He said that they were to make
a general attack on the American Settlements
that the Indians on the Waters of the Coose &
Tallapoose & on the Black Warrior were to
attack the settlements on the Tombigby & Ala
bama particularly the Tensaw & fork Settle
ments.  That the Creek Indians bordering on
the Cherokees were to attack the people of 
Tennessee & that the Seminolees & lower Creeks
were to attack the Georgians—That the Choctaws
also had joined them and were to attack the 
Mississippi Settlements.  That the attack was
to be made at the same time in all places
when they got furnished with ammunition.
	I found from my Sister that they
were treated very rigorously by the chiefs
and that many particularly the women 
among them two daughters of the late General
McGillivray, who had been induced to join

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them to save their property were very desirous
to leave them but could not.
I found from the Talk of High head, that 
the war was to be against the whites & not between
Indians themselves, that all they wanted was 
to kill those who had taken the talk of
the whites –viz. The Big Warrior, Alex‘d Cornell, 
Capt. Isaac, Wm. McIntosh, the Mad Dragon's son, 
the Little Prince, Spoko Hauge of Tallasee 
Thicksico.  They have destroyed a large 
quantity of my cattle & burnt my house 
& my river plantation as well as those 
of James Cornells & Leonard McGee.
			his
         Signed Samuel  SM.  Manac
			mark

Sworn & Subscribed before me one of the U. States 
Judges for the Mississippi Territory this 2nd day
of August 1813.
				Harry Toulmin

	A true copy

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