Their Situation is Deplorable, Etc.

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Date August 22, 1797
Author Name John Sevier (primary) Location: Knoxville
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Sevier reports that the Commissioners will soon finish the boundary line. However, a number or respectable inhabitants have the misfortune of being left within the Indian claim and many of them have been peaceably settled on their plantations for a considerable length of time. They had the just right to expect from the laws of North Carolina that they would never be molested. He feels their situation is deplorable.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Sevier; Secretary of War; commissioners; Indians; ;
Related Places Knoxville; North Carolina; ;
Keywords melancholy circumstance; winter; drought; scarcity of provisions; laws of the Union; prosperity; humanity; calamity; lands; their claim; independency of the United States; warm and zealous friends to the General Government; the executive; boundary line; Indian claim; plantation; lands; ;
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