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The Headmen Produce their Map and Tassel Addresses the Commissioners

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. view image
Document Information
Date November 26, 1785
Author Name Commissioners for Treaty of Hopewell, 1785 Location: Hopewell on Keowee, South Carolina
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Discussion on the boundaries. Colonel Richard Henderson called a liar in his dealings. Commissioners point out that Henderson is dead and say that the country believes it has long since been sold. Tassel says it may be too late to recover the land. Commissioners refer to claims of people settled at Nashville Tennessee and the Chickasaws. Tassel and Tuskgahatchee wish to postpone the matter if the Chickasaws would come. Commissioners say the Chickasaws are not coming and that treaty needs to be completed. Tassel and Tuskgahatchee mark the lines for the whites. Commissioners insist that provisions must be made for the whites already settled. Tassel asks why the authorities cannot remove the white settlers. Unsucknail discusses boundary lines.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Published in American State Papers, Senate, 1st Congress, 1st Session, Indian Affairs: Volume 1, 42-43.
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Related Persons/Groups head men; headmen; Tassel; commissioners; Colonel Martin; Indians; white people; Richard Henderson; Northern Indians; Attacullaculla; Oconestoto; Chickasaws; Tuskegatahee; Colonel Christie; King of Great Britain; Congress; Unsuckanail; hunters; ;
Related Places Hopewell; Keowee River; South Carolina; Holston Island; Ohio River; Kentucky; Cumberland River; Kentucky road; Chimney-top Mountain; Big Limestone River; Nolichucky; Nolichucky River; Nashville; North Carolina; Duck River; French Broad River; Holston River; towns; Dewit's Corner; Augusta; Oconee River; ;
Keywords map; bounds of land; talks; boundary lines; mountain; road; purchased lands; a rouge and a liar; cattle; horses; deed; treaty; remove settlements; claims; ;
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