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Title: [Letter] 1838 Sep. 10, H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs Western Division, Steam Boat Platte, near Boonsville, [Arkansas] To His Excellence Lilburn W. Boggs, Governor of Missouri / Edmund P. Gaines : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Gaines, Edmund P.

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Date: September 10, 1838
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter dated September 10, 1838, from Edmund Pendleton Gaines, commander of the US Army Western Division, to Governor Lilburn W. Boggs of Missouri. Gaines writes from near Boonsville, Arkansas and informs Boggs of a council being called by the Cherokee in Arkansas to which several Native American nations of the frontier region were invited. He expresses concern as to the intention behind this council and gratefully reports that the Delawares and Shawnees have refused the invitation.
Collection:Gaines Papers

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