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Title:[Letter] 1798 Sept. 16, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] The Hon[ora]ble James Robertson, Lachlen [i.e. Lachlan] McIntosh, and James White / John Sevier : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: September 16, 1798
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document was written by Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to James Robertson, Lachlan McIntosh and James White, dated September 16, 1798. This letter was written to inform the three men that the Cherokee are preparing to enter into a treaty with the United States commissioners. Sevier instructed the men to attend the treaty meeting and represent the interests of the state of Tennessee, particularly in regards to the settlers who have been removed from their plantations because they resided within Indian land boundaries.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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Knoxville 16 September 1798

From various reports, I am induced to believe, that a great number of Cherokees, has assembled at Tellico Blockhouse , in order to enter into treaty with the Commissioners of the United States , appointed for that purpose; permit me to request, that you will immediately repair to the treaty ground, and attend to such matters and things as materially concern the welfare and interest of this State, particularly to the early relief of the unfortunate people, who has been removed from their plantations, and at the same time keep in view the instructions, I before gave the Agents, on the general and various subjects touching the treaty.—

Your Mo. Obt. and Huml [Most Obedient and Humble ] Servant
[verbar] signed [verbar]
John Sevier
The Honble [Honorable] James Robertson , Lachlen [Lachlan] McIntosh , and James White Agents on the part of the State of Tennessee .—

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[added: [verbar] Copy [verbar]] Letter of instructions, from the
Governor, to the State Agents —
16 September 1798

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