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Enclosed Instructions for Pursuing Treaty with Cherokee Indians

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 5th Cong, Senate, Exec Messages, Indians, RG46 view image
Document Information
Date March 13, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Thomas Jefferson
Summary Comformably to orders of President Adams, McHenry lays before the Senate, (addressed to Vice President Thomas Jefferson), detailed instructions on how to pursue treaty negotiations; copy of instructions to George Walton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler, Commissioners; Talk of President Adams to Chiefs and Warriors of Cherokee Nation; journal of proceedings of commissioners appointed to hold treaty with Cherokee Indians. Main goal is to negotiate sales of land.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Cherokee; Indian Nation; George Walton; Alfred Moore; John Steele; commissioners; Indian agent; Silas Dinsmoor; President John Adams; Vice President Thomas Jefferson; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Tennessee; Knoxville; land; territory; frontier; Ohio River; Duck River; Clinch River; Cumberland mountains; Tennessee River; Nashville; Powell River; North Carolina; French Broad River; Big Pigeon River; ;
Keywords treaty; Treaty at Holston; ;
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