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Treaty of New York
August 7, 1795 Treaty of New York
  Treaty of New York

Ceded the land between the Ogeechee River to the north and the Oconee and Altamaha Rivers to the south, and a section of land claimed by both the Cherokee and the Creek that the Cherokee ceded in 1783. The treaty called for "perpetual friendship" between the United States and the Creek Nation, called for the Creeks to hand over prisoners and criminals, and not retaliate against U. S. citizens committing crimes against the Creek. These criminals were to be tried in U. S. courts. The treaty was signed by Henry Knox, then Secretary of War for the U. S. and Alexander McGillivray for the Creek. Other notables whose names appear include Richard Morris, John Rutledge, Henry Izard and Joseph Cornell.

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