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Title:[Letter] 1797 Feb. 10, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] The Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation / John Sevier, Governor of the state of Tennessee: 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 dated February 10, 1797, addressed to the warriors and chiefs of the Cherokee Nation by Governor John Sevier of Tennessee (1796-1801). Sevier sent his apologies for the recent violence that had been committed against several of the Cherokees. He also criticized the chiefs for not making any complaints about these actions, for it impeded the process of apprehending the perpetrators. Sevier stated that although the murders of two Cherokees were committed in Kentucky, the murderers were from Tennessee. Sevier, however, changed his tone when he began to speak of crimes committed against White people by Cherokees. He warned them that if such actions did not cease, it would bring about a war, which would have disastrous consequences for the Cherokee Nation.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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