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Regarding Treaty Negotiations with the Cherokee

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 13, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Refers to the cessation of treaty negotiations with the Cherokee, which took place in July 1798. Peace in Tennessee said to be contingent upon these negotiations' success. Discusses the various issues a treaty should consider, which seem to include the issue of white intruders on Indian land. Stresses the imperative of re-opening negotiations. Says that a "talk" to the Cherokee from the president might smooth the way; attaches a form for such a talk, that the president may review and sign it [not included]. Mentions that John Steele [secretary of Mississippi Territory?] has vacated his position as Indian commissioner, recommends a Col. Butler in his place.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Cherokee; John Steele; Colonel Butler; President United States; George Waltrous; Elisha Hall; commissioners; Cherokee Nation; Tennessee legislature; Indian Commissioner; Benjamin Hawkins; Sevier; ;
Related Places Tennessee; North Carolina; War Department;
Keywords treaty talks; ;
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