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Title:[Letter] 1798 July 15, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Hon[ora]ble John Steele / John Sevier: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: July 15, 1798
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter from Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to John Steele, written on July 15, 1798. Sevier states that the treaty with the Cherokees has failed and that some of the state commissioners would not be returning for the next treaty meeting. Sevier asks Steele to appoint one or two commissioners from the state to take their place, specifically asking for General James Robertson to be one of the commissioners.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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Knoxville 15 July 1798
Dr. [Dear] Sir

In the first seting [setting] out of the treaty it has failed, And it is adjourned Until the third of Sepr [September]. I am sorry to inform you, that this has disappointed numbers, and others rejoice — I am informed that one or two of the commissioners do not mean to attend at the next meeting, if it should be the case, pray my dear friend permit me to [unclear: unk ] [added: Solicit] your interest to have some person Appointed out of this State; two would be better if possible — It would relieve [added: effectually] the friend out from implications in case of failure, and on the other hand, [added: be] the means of Accomplishing the objects contemplated by the treaty if so desired, would be Almost certain of Tennessee

I have reason to believe the Commissioners and their endeavors to Accomplish the objects of their mission As well [added: also], feel themselves much hurt at the disappointment, but they are gentlemen Wholy [wholly] unacquainted with the Indians, and there [their] manner of doing [added: in which such] business is to be conducted, therefore little I fear, is to be expected from either of them alone; permit one to name to you General James Robertson as a very suitable person to act as one of the Commissioners

I have the honor to be & C [et cetera]
[added: John Sevier ]
Honble [Honorable] John Steele

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Honble [Honorable] John Steele
Esq. [Esquire] [unclear: unk ] to
Indian treaty
15 July 1798
[added: No. [Number] 11]
[added: Recorded]

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