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Title:[Letter] 1797 Jan.13, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Silas Dinsmore / John Sevier, Governor of the state of Tennessee: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: January 13, 1791
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Governor John Sevier of Tennessee (1796-1801) to Cherokee Agent Silas Dinsmore, dated January 13, 1797. Sevier wrote the letter to inform Dinsmore that a man by the name of Abraham Martin reported that, while on his way to Cumberland, he lost a horse. Martin had reason to believe the horse was stolen by some Cherokees, and Sevier urged Dinsmore to inquire about the matter within the Cherokee nation and return the horse if possible.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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Knoxville 13 January 1797

Mr. Abraham Martin on his way to Cumberland Near J. W. point [Point] lost a black horse four white legs nearby to the hams, [unclear: unk ] a bald face near five feet high, if any brand not [unclear: returned ]

Mr. Martin is of the opinion he was stolen by the Indians as he followed the track to one of their old lodging places — please to make inquiry in the nation, and obtain him if possible

I have the honor to be
with respect & Esteem
Your mo. obedt. servt. [most obedient servant]
J [John] Sevier
Silas Dinsmore Esqr. [Esquire]

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Letter to
Silas Dinsmore esq [esquire]
agent to the Cherokees
13 Jany [January] 1797
iss [issue] 1
( No. [Number]15 ) [added: ― Recorded ―]

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