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Title:[Letter] 1824 Apr. 29, Washington, to Colo[nel] Thomas McKenney / Jno. [i.e., John] Ross ... [et al.]: a machine-readable transcription
Author:Ross, John, 1790-1866
Author:Hicks, Elijah
Author:Lowrey, George
Author:Ridge, Major, ca. 1771-1839

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Date: April 29, 1824
Extent: 12p
Summary:This document is a letter from a delegation of Cherokee leaders, including John Ross, Elijah Hicks, George Lowrey, and Major Ridge, to Colonel Thomas L. McKenney, of the Department of War, dated April 29, 1824. The delegation communicates a number of issues to McKenney from Principal Chiefs Charles R. Hicks and Path Killer. The bulk of the letter relates to the misconduct and abusive behavior of Joseph McMinn, U.S. agent to the Cherokees, and former Governor of Tennessee (1815-1821). In particular, McMinn had allowed unauthorized whites to settle in the Cherokee Nation, in violation of numerous treaties, and refused to prosecute them when they committed depredations within the Nation. They also discuss payment for improvements and claims under the treaties of 1817 and 1819, and the boundary line along the Unicoi Turnpike.
Repository:The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
Collection:State Library Cherokee Collection
Box: 1
Folder: 23

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