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Title:[Letter] 1824 Oct. 27, Cherokee Agency [to] John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War / Joseph McMinn: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph, 1758-1824
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Date: October 27,1824
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from Joseph McMinn, U.S. agent to the Cherokee Indians at the Cherokee Agency in Tennessee, to John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, dated October 27, 1824. McMinn reports to Calhoun on the claim of Mr. Elsworth, superintendent of the Brainerd Mission, and the Cherokee Nation that they are due funds for the construction of a building to house female students at the mission school. McMinn refers to previous correspondence between Return J. Meigs, his predecessor at the Cherokee Agency, and Calhoun on this matter.
Repository:The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
Collection:State Library Cherokee Collection
Box: 1
Folder: 15
Document:ch010
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[added: [re Brainerd Mission ]]

Cherokee Agency
27th October 1824Sir,

Mr. Elsworth the Superintendent of the Brainard Mission , in the Cherokee Nation was at this place a few days since, for the purpose of bringing to a close the accounts, between this Agency and the Brainard establishment; relative to the building for the use of the females of that institution. - On Referring to your letter of the 16th November 1820. directed to Col. Return J Meigs , I find that you had directed him to include in his quarterly estimates, the sum that may be necessary, from time to time, for this purpose; taking care not to exceed the sum of $1000.00

Mr. Elsworth seems to be impressed with the Opinion that the establishment has only received the sum of $666.66 2/3 cents out of the $1000.00 appropriated




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for the building of the female academy

On refering [referring] to the Books of this office I find the following Payments, which were made by Col. Meigs to the Superintendent of Brainard

(To witt [wit])
April Paid the Revd [Reverend] Ard. Hoyt in the 1st qrt. [quarter] 1820 $100.00
[unclear: 15th June ] Ditto Alijah Conger in the 2nd qrt [quarter]. 1820 127.61 1/4
$227.61 1/4
to complete the expense for some out -buildings & establishing a house to Seperate [Separate] the Sexes of Indian youths at Brainard School , both these items was authorised [authorized] by the president of the United States [unclear: $100.61 1/4 ]
Paid to the Revd. [Reverand] A. Hoyt 13th June 1821 333.33 1/3
Do. do. Do. [Ditto ditto Ditto] 7th Septr. [September] 1821 333.33 1/3
$894.28

The above sum of $ 894.28 cents, is the whole amount that appears upon the Books of this Office as having been paid towards the building of the female; and Should the sum of $227.61 1/4 cents (as authorised [authorized] by the President) not be included as a part of the




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$1000.00. then will be a balance yet due the establishment of $333.33 1/3 Cents as Claimed by them

I have the honor to be Most Respectfully Your Obt [obedient] Servant
Jos. [Joseph] McMinn
Honorable John C Calhoun Secretary of War




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Cherokee agency 27: Oct. 1824 Jos. [Joseph] McMinn

12 May [unclear]

Relative a balance alleged to be due on the allowance made [unclear] [added: towards] building for the female school at the Brainerd establishment in the Cherokee Nation --



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