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Title:[Letter] 1802 Nov. 12, Nashville [to] Colo[nel] Return J Meggs [i.e., Meigs] / James Robertson: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Robertson, James

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Date: November 12, 1802
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated November 12, 1802, written by James Robertson to Cherokee agent Return J. Meigs. Robertson describes a claim in which a Cherokee named Culsetche had his horse stolen from a White person. Both Robertson and James Jones attest to the credibility of the claim.
Collection: James Robertson

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Nashville November 12th 1802

I understand that Culsetche a Cherokee Indian has applyed [applied] to you for pay for a horse Stolen from him by some white person some time in the ago near my Iron works, and suggests that I can establish his Claim, but I cannot further than from reports, but am Confident he lost a horse and that he was taken by some white person, as such a horse was taken a Cross [across] cumberland at Davis Ferry the morning after Culsetche lost his, and the Indians Said they tracked him from the place he was stolen to Davis Ferry — This circumstance happened some time in the winter 1797 or 1798 and I think the horse was worth sixty dollars —

Colo [Colonel] Return J. [Jonathan] Meggs [Meigs]
J [James] L. Robertson
[added: I Certify that I lived at General Robertsons Iron works at the time the Indians horse was stolen and that the above state is true
John Jones ]

James Robertson
Colo R J [Colonel Return Jonathan] Meggs [Meigs]

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