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Title:[Letter] 1824 May 22, Cherokee Agency [to] Charles R. Hicks / Joseph McMinn : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph, 1758-1824

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Date: May 22, 1824
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter from Joseph McMinn, U.S. agent to the Cherokee Indians at the Cherokee Agency in Tennessee, to Cherokee leader Charles R. Hicks, dated May 22, 1824. McMinn reports to Hicks on the attempts to prevent intruders from trespassing on Cherokee land and refers to the efforts of Colonel Archibald R. Turk to remove the outlaws.
Repository:The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
Collection:State Library Cherokee Collection
Folder: 15

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Cherokee Agency
22nd May 1824Sir

Your letter of the 20 inst [instant] was this moment handed me by your express, with whom, I send the following reply. I will communicate the its contents to the Honl [Honorable] Secy [Secretary] of War by next mail, who, I have no doubt will adopt the most efficent [efficient] Course, of which you shall obtain the earliest information—

I had entertained high expectations that the severity of the measures inforced [enforced] by Col. Turk Turk would have had a more lasting impression, and at least have restrained them one year from the repetision [repetition] of their old offences, but, I now entertain doubts whether the presence of the Sub Agent or any other Person, will be Sufficent [Sufficient] to restrain so numerous a band of out lawed men in the absence of an armed force from, violating the laws & treaties of the Government.

I am very respectfully your obd. [obedient] Sevt [Servant]
Jos. [Joseph] McMinn

Mr Charles R. Hicks Head chief of the Cherokee Nation

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Letter to Charles R Hicks 22nd May 1834
Subject Removal of Intruders

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