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Title:[Letter] 1818 Sept 23, Washington, [D.C.], [to] Daniel Graham, Secretary of State / Joseph McMinn, Governor of Tennessee : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph

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Date: September 23, 1818
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter, dated September 23, 1818, written by Governor Joseph McMinn of the state of Tennessee (1815-1821) to Daniel Graham, Secretary of State. In his letter, Governor McMinn wrote of his unhappiness and displeasure of being at the Cherokee Agency. He wrote to Graham that he abhorred the hatred and jealously demonstrated by citizens over every section of expansion and he was anxiously looking forward to going to Knoxville to attend business.
Collection: Governor McMinn Letters

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Cherokee Agency 23 Sept [September] 1818
Dear Secy [Secretary]

I have not had the Pleasure of receiving any thing [anything] from you Since, that the receipt of which I have already acknowledged — Tho hope I may am sending to the P [Post]. office, which I shall do early on tomorrow morning—

I am kept very closely confined at this place and Scarcely know how to leave here to attend to my business at Knoxville — you cannot conceive of a more abhorred society than at this place, every section & [unclear: expnsion ] has to undergo the ordeal their Hatred and their Jealously has formed them the most compleat [complete] subject of Citizenship that my eyes ever beheld—

as I do not expect that John Christopher has returned I will forbear writing to him until next mail — and in the mean time [meantime] beg you to repeat what I asked you as afore in my last in relation to the family, and for yourself accept the Sincere esteem of your Friend

Joseph M. Minn

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Washington T 23 Sept [September] 1818} Honorable Daniel Graham Secretary of State Murfreesboro

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