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Title:[Letter] 1815 Nov. 11, [to] gentlemen of the Senate & House of Representatives, [Washington, D.C.] / McMinn, Joseph, Governor of Tennessee : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph

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Date: November 11, 1815
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter, dated November 11, 1815, written by Joseph McMinn, Governor of the state of Tennessee (1815-1821) addressed to the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington DC. In his letter, Governor McMinn informed the House and Senate that he had enclosed for their consideration a copy of an agreement between the United States (by Agent William Cocke) and the Chickasaw Nation concerning the opening of a road from Reynoldsberg. Governor McMinn wrote that the United States would not bear any of the expenses of opening the road. Governor McMinn stressed that the road would not only be of importance to the citizens of Tennessee, but also to those of Kentucky and Ohio.
Collection: Governor McMinn Letters

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Gentlemen of the Senate & House of Representatives

I have the honor to enclose for your consideration a copy of an agreement between the United States by then Agent Colonel William Cocke and the Chickesaw [Chickasaw] nation of Indians, for the opening of a road from Reynoldsberg E. together with a letter of the Secretary at War on that Subject in which it will be discussed that the United States are not disposed to bear any part of the expenses of opening this road

It therefore rests with your honorable body to take such course in relation to the [unclear: numerable ] expenditures as you may judge expedient, taking into view the advantages that would be derived from a road of such importance, not only to the citizens of this State, but likewise to those of Kentucky and Ohio .

Jos [Joseph]. McMinn
[added: Nov [November] 11th 1815]

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Communication In Senate Nov [November]. 11th
Read & ordered to be sent to the House of Representa

John Anderson [unclear: Ch ]

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