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Title:[Letter] 1819 Aug. 7, Chickasaw Agency / H[enry] Sherburne: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sherburne, Henry

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Date: August 7, 1819
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Henry Sherburne, agent for the Chickasaw Nation, to an unknown recipient on August 7, 1819. In the letter, Sherburne explains that the Chickasaw Nation had objections to the boundary line of their land that the recipient of the letter had laid out. The letter also states that the line has been drawn without regard to specifications listed in the treaty between the Chickasaw and the United States government. Sherburne states that the Chickasaw want nothing but a new line drawn that respects the conditions noted in the treaty.
Collection:Tennessee Historical Society

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[added: Sherburne, H. [Henry] .][added: Copy]

Chickasaw agency augt [August] 7 1819
Dear Sir

Your letter of the 8th July was not received until the 20th. I have delayed answering of it till this time that I might give you the result of the council of the Nation, respecting the line you lately sued, between the Ustates [United States] and the nation, yesterday the council assembled and gave me in writing the following reasons for their objections to the line as run by you, with a request that I would transmit it to their father the President of the U. [United] States , (viz [to wit]) Surveying and laying off a town at the chickasaw [Chickasaw] Bluffs before the line was run and not giveing [giving] due notice agreeable to treaty, starting the line without any commissioners in behalf of the chickasaw [Chickasaw] Nation , running the line without proper instruments, not starting the line until eigh [eight] or nine OClock [o'clock] in the morning, Not blazing the trees as the treaty calls for, they

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further request that the President would appoint Majar [Major] Freeman to run another line between them and the state of Tennessee as they want nothing but Justice done them

Thus for I have given you a fair and just statement of the case and if it Should prove by another line being run that the presant [present] one is incorect [incorrect] no doub [doubt] but our [added: the] nation will receive from our government ample justice

I am respectfully
Si r
Your Obedt [Obedient] servant
H. [Henry] Sherburne agent for
the chickasaw nation [Chickasaw Nation] of Indians

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