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Title:[Letter] 1797 Apr. 26, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Benj[amin] Hawkins / J[ohn] S[evier]: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John
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Date: April 26, 1797
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to Benjamin Hawkins, agent and superintendent to the Creek Nation, dated April 26, 1797. Sevier wrote the letter on behalf of a woman by the name of Lillean Williams, who was taken prisoner by Creeks several years ago. While under Creek supervision, Williams had given birth to a daughter, and since the girl was born in the Creek Nation, she was not released with her mother. Sevier requested that Hawkins make enquiries regarding the whereabouts and possible release of the girl, who was then eight years old.
Collection: Governor John Sevier Papers
Box:1
Folder:3
Document:tl042
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