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Title:[Letter] 1976 Sep. 19, Creek Nation [to] David Henley, Knoxville [Tennessee] / John Chisholm : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Chisholm, John

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Date: September 19, 1796
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from John Chisholm to David Henley, dated September 19, 1796. Chisholm is writing to let Henley know that he will be arriving at the Tellico Block House Fort with a group of Creeks. Chief Dog Warrior will be with them. They are coming to sign a peace treaty. Chisholm writes that this treaty will be advantageous to the United States.
Collection:David Henley

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Creek Nation Sep [September] 19th 1796

This will inform you that I will be at Tellico block House in fifteen days from this date with a number of the Principal chiefs of the Creek Nation amongst who, will be the Dog Warrior the great Chief of the Whole Nation, man that never has before made Peace or as he says taken the United States by the Land, he now is determined after finishing his peace with the Chickasaw s to visit the Presedent [President] of the United States, and to see Congress while they are in cession and there make & confirm a peace that shall put a final period to bloodsheding [bloodshedding] and staling, he is gathering all the property that can be found that has been stolen from the State of Tennessee , and we shall bring it with us

The reason that I have not come forward agreeable to my instructions, has been occassioned [occasioned] by waiting the issue of a general meeting and having the voice of the whole Nation, which is very large & has taken must time to effect it_ which I verily believe will prove more to the advantage of the United States, than any meeting ever held in this nation___ This is the opinion of all the Whites resident in this Nation, I send you this information that you may take such measures as you may Judge right for the reception of the Indians___

I forbear to give you further particulars for the want of paper,_ _ _

Your most Obedt [Obedient]
Humbl Servt [Humble Servant]
Jno [John] Chisholm
David Henley Esq [Esquire]

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[added: W. Gray returns & will wait on you for any information you may please to favour me with & can give you any respecting me
JC [John Chisholm]] [added: or public [gap] rvice]

David Henley EsqrKnoxville
[added: W. Gray]
Creek NationSep 19-1796 John Chisholm

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