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Title:[Letter] 1797 Feb. 14, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Hon[ora]ble Mr. W[illia]m Blount, [Washington D.C.] / J[ohn] Sevier : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: February 14,1797
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Tennessee Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to former governor William Blount (1790-1796) in the US Congress, dated February 14, 1797. Sevier reported to Blount that the Cherokees had killed two people and wounded one, in retaliation for the murders of two Cherokees committed by Ned Mitchell and John Levingston. Sevier also discussed reports of the possibility of a war with the French and direct taxation, which may further excite the situation with the Native American tribes.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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