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Title:[Letter] 1797 Feb. 10, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Silas Dinsmore / John Sevier : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: February 10, 1797
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter from Governor John Sevier (1796-1801) to Cherokee agent Silas Dinsmore, dated February 10, 1797. In his letter, Sevier sent apologies for several Cherokees who had been killed, wounded, or who were missing. While Sevier promised to do his best to seek out the perpetrators of such crimes, he also warned Dinsmore that the Cherokees should be restrained from retaliating. He stated that a war would bring about the destruction of the Cherokee Nation.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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