Request for Marking of Boundary Between White & Indian Lands

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Date November 24, 1796
Author Name Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary The chiefs of the Chickasaw have assembled to receive word from the president of the United States, as directed. They also express worry over settlers building up on their borders. To prevent encroachment, they ask that the president have the previously established boundary well-marked, to make it clear to white immigrants in the region.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Opoiamingo; Piomingo; Chief of the Chickasaw Nation; Chickasaw; Secretary of War; President of the United States; chiefs; frontier settlers; Olmalaha; Mukamalaha; Major G Colbert; Thomas Brown; John Brown; George Augustus; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Cumberland; Chickasaw land; hunting ground; ;
Keywords road; protection; migration; boundaries; ignorance; line to be run; encroachment; ;
Key Phrases we cannot help feeling some anxious forebodings from such an unexampled migration;
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