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Instructions to Proceed to Knoxville to Finish Treaty with Cherokees

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CollectionPrinted Version only view image
PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date March 30, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office, Philadelphia
Recipient Name John Steel (primary) George Walton (primary) Alfred Moore (primary)
Summary Instructions to negotiate treaty with Cherokee Indians. Secondary options for desirable land trade listed. Cherokees to be guaranteed payment in farm goods or money. United States to become sovereign over Indian nation.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to US Senate, 01/17/1799. Cited in McHenry to Walton and Butler. Also signed by Hodgdon.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alfred Moore; George Walton; John Steel; Cherokee; Indians; agent; commissioners; Silas Dinsmoor; governor; sovereign; Indian Nation; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Tennessee; Knoxville; Duck River; Nashville; Cumberland; Tennessee river; Clinch; frontier; territory; Indian land; Ohio; river; Cunchee; Puckasege; Great Iron mountain; Tugelo; Nashville; Walton's; Cany fork road; Clear fork; French road; North Carolina; Chickamauga; ;
Keywords treaty; ;
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