This letter is of unusual historical significance, for it describes the visit of McQueen and his Creeks to Pensacola, which resulted in the attack of the whites on the Indians at Burnt Corn Creek, the first fight of the war. Without this Creek victory as fuel for the war party and aid in bringing the waverers along with them, Big Warrior’s peace party might well have carried the majority with them instead. Innerarity’s letter is important in the light it throws on the relations of Governor Manrique with McQueen, and his furnishing the Indians with a large amount of ammunition- some of which must have been used at the Fort Mimms massacre.
West, Elizabeth Howard
"A Prelude to the Creek War of 1813-1814, John Innerarity to James Innerarity,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 18
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol18/iss4/3