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Regarding Indian Affairs in the Southern Department

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PublicationSmith, Paul H., et al, eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. 24 Vols. to date. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1976- . (no image)
Document Information
Date March 27, 1787
Author Name Charles Thomson (primary) Location: Secretary Congress Office
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Thomson refers to a report from Joseph Martin, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department, who reported great unrest among the Cherokees over the rapid encroachment of their lands by whites from the "state of Franklin." Suggests that Cherokees receiving encouragement from Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Spanish.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Volume 24.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Charles Thomson; Congress; Joesph Martin; Cherokee; Indians; ;
Related Places Secretary Congress Office; Southern Department; ;
Keywords Indian Affairs; temper and disposition; situation; ;
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