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Title:[Letter] 1797 Feb. 17, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Captains Sparks & Wade / John Sevier
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: February 17, 1797
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Governor John Sevier to Captains Sparks and Wade, dated February 17, 1797. Sevier wrote this letter in regards to a conference the captains were preparing to hold with the settlers living within Indian lands. Sevier pleaded with Sparks and Wade to show compassion and tenderness towards those people, for they would soon be forced to relocate.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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Knoxville 17 February 1797 Captains Sparks & Wade

As you are now on the eve of siting [setting] out to hold A Conferance [Conference] with the inhabitants settled in what is called the indian [Indian] lands, [added: I hope] permit me to Solicit your paternal, benevolent, and favorable indulgences towards those unfortunate people, by Granting [added: unto] them all the time and suitable opportunity that may be adequate to a preparation for their removal; and in every other instance affoard [afford] unto them such marks of your humanity and tenderness As the dutyes [duties] of your offices and the nature of the Case will admit of [added: permit you] in doing of which you will lay me under high [added: very] great and lasting obligations

I have the honor to be
With much Esteem & respect
Your Mo. ob. Sevt. [Most obedient servant]
John Sevier

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