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Title:[Letter] 1819 Apr. 5, Murfreesboro, Tennessee [to] John Overton / Joseph McMinn : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph

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Date: April 5, 1819
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated April 5, 1819 from governor Joseph McMinn of Tennessee to John Overton. The subject of the letters is a treaty regarding a salt spring with the Chickasaw Nation of Indians.
Collection:Governor Joseph McMinn Papers
Document: sl755

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5th April 1819 Gentlemen,

I was duly honored with the receipt of your letter, touching your appointment from the president of the United States authorizing you with Col [Colonel] Cannon to hold a treaty with the Chickasaw Nation of Indians, for the purpose of obtaining a [unclear: assign ] of their claim to a salt spring referred to in the 4th article of the late treaty held by Jackson & Shelby with said tribe of Indians.

I acknowledge that the Legislature of the United States have acted very generously in transferring their right in this spring, to the State of Tennessee , and I also admit the justice of charging this State with the necessary expenditures: But I have to regret being compelled to assure you that there are no funds at my disposal by which to enable you to affect this very desirable object.

It is therefore obvious that no public resources can be placed at your command until the

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sitting of the next Legislature, when, I flatter myself, no difficultly will arise in obtaining an appropriation commensurate with all the necessary demands.__

[added: I have the honor to be Your Obt. Servt [Obedient Servant].]
Jos [Joseph]. McMinn
[added: John Overton
Robert Weakley

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[added: Gov [Governor] McMinn
John Overton
Rob [Robert] Weakley]

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