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Title:Letter, 1838 June 12, Washington to C.A. Harris / Jno. [i.e., John] Ross: a machine-readable transcription
Author:Cherokee Nation. Principal Chief (1828-1866 : Ross)

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Date: June 12, 1838
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a copy of a letter from John Ross to C.A. Harris, commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated June 12, 1838. Ross applies to Harris for payment for Hair Conrad, Jesse Bushyhead, Thomas Woodward, and Major Pole Cat, who acted as mediators to the Seminoles in Florida.
Repository:The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
Collection:State Library Cherokee Collection
Box: 1
Folder: 23

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Washington City
June 12th 1838 C.A Harris Esq. Commr. [Commissioner] of Indian Affairs

I herewith submit for payment the accounts of Hair Conrad , Jesse Bushyhead , Thos. [Thomas] Woodward and Major Pole Cat for services and expenses incurred as Mediators of peace to the Seminoles of Florida - Also, their powers of Attorney appointing me as their Agent in the premises.

It is proper [added: for me] distinctly for me to explain, that although I have here acquiesced in the deductions required by the Department, I, as Agent and Acting in behalf of the above named persons, do not mean thereby to prejudice the right of claiming from the United States the sums they deducted from the Original accounts in the Memorial of the Deputation to Congress bearing date March 21st. 1838—.

I am Sir, Yr. Obt. Sert. [Your Obedient Servant]
Jno [John] Ross

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Copy of a letter to C.A. Harris Esqr. [Esquire] Commissioner of Indian Affairs- respecting the claims of the Cherokee Mediators—June 12th. 1838

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