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Title:[Letter] 1838 Mar. 30, Nashville [Tennessee, to] Joel R. Poinsett / N[ewton] Cannon : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Cannon, N[ewton]

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Date: March 30, 1838
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Governor Newton Cannon to the Secretary of War, Joel R. Poinsett. It is dated March 20, 1838. Cannon is assuring Poinsett that he will not allow the local citizens to protest the removal of the Cherokee.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl638

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[added: Executive Dept [Department]]

Nashville March 30th 1838

yours favrerof the 6th Inst [Instant] with the enclosd [enclosed] extract from the letter of Genl [General] Smith [added: was recd [received]]on my return [added: home]from the Western part of Tennessee . Yesterday and I assure you that every Legal and constitutional, means, will [added: if necessary]be employd [employed] by me to prevent our citizens from fromthrowing obstacles in the way, or discouraging the removal, or emigration, of the cherokee ; within the Limits of Tennessee An object fully as desireable [desirable] to the state of Tennessee. as it can be to the Genl Govt [Government] for the purpose of carrying into effect. The Laws of[added: passd [passed] at]our Late session of the Legislature, providing for the sale of the Lands (and that [unclear: [unclear] ]) & Genl Smith is the commanding officer of the Militia in that [unclear: Division ] of the state and I will give him instructions and authority, to act efficiently should circumstances require it

very respectfully
I have the honor to be
your obt servt
N. [Newton] Cannon
The Honorable Joel R. [unclear: Poinsett ] set [secretary] of War

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[added: Copy of Letter
to the
Sect [Secretary] of War
March 30th 1838]

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