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Title:[Letter] 1818 Oct 1, Cherokee Agency, [to] Daniel Graham, Secretary of State, Murfreesborough [i.e. Murfreesboro], [Tennessee] / McMinn, Joseph, Governor of Tennessee : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph

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Date: October 1, 1818
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Joseph McMinn, Governor of the state of Tennessee (1815-1821), and future agent to the Cherokee to Daniel Graham, Secretary of State, dated October 1, 1818. In his letter, Governor McMinn first apologized to Graham for his belated communication. Governor McMinn reported that he was still enrolling emigrants at a rapid pace. He concluded his letter by telling Graham that he would soon be able to return to Knoxville.
Collection: Governor McMinn Letters

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cherokee agency [Cherokee Agency] 1st october [October]
Dear Daniel

I have been very much Proper with business for some days past, in fitting out a party for the west, and in purchasing & Repairing Boats, So much so that I had forgotten the day on which the mail goes to the west, but have fortunatily [fortunately] obtain the favor of a gentleman to bear this scrawl to the P [Post]. office — your favor in last mail has been duly [unclear: ne ], an answer to which will form a part of my next — I have nothing worthy of communicating since the date of my last, Prospects are a little Fluctuating some times [sometimes] Bad & other times worse, Tho amidst all difficulties I am enrolling Emigrants [Immigrants] pretty fast, and great exertions are making for their departure, I mean amongst them selves [themselves], which necessarily will involve [added: me in] much business, the under Devine Smiles I hope to

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to be competent — I will leave here on Sunday or monday [Monday] next God willing for Knoxville with a view to return to this place on the 18th inst [instant]

Pray make my respects to mrs and mr childers [Mr. Childers] & family as heretofore to our friend, who ask for me, Presuming that mr childers [Mr. Childers] has not arrived, and add to that the Scarcity of time will I hope form an apology for not writing by this mail as I had intended to have done—

your Friend
Jos [Joseph]. McMinn
[added: Honl [Honorable]
D [David]. Graham ]

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Washington 2nd October Honorable Daniel Graham Secretary of State Murfreesborough [Murfreesboro]

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