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Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border)

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CollectionMississippi Department of Archives and History: Clairborne (JFH) Collection view image
Document Information
Date September 22, 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Near Downings Town
Recipient Name Isaac Guion (primary)
Summary James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforcement of the treaty in the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, but opines that they have been doing so out of fear of a British invasion down the Mississippi. Reiterates that the President and Secretary of War have issued orders to Guion and Wilkinson aimed only at executing the treaty. Directs Guion to leave a small detachment at Chickasaw Bluffs, if necessary, to prevent the Spanish from re-occupying it; registers alarm that citizens of the region have armed themselves and declared independence from Spain, though Spain's jurisdiction over them theoretically ceased some time before.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Guion, 09/29/1797.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Guion; James McHenry; Chickasaws; Spanish; English; President; Secretary of War; Wilkinson; ;
Related Places Downings Town; Chickasaw Bluffs; Mississippi; Florida; ;
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