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Title:[Letter] 1797 Mar. 17, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] His Excellency Governor Garrard / John Sevier: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: March 17, 1797
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter, dated March 17, 1797, written by Governor John Sevier of Tennessee (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to Governor Garrard of Kentucky. Sevier discussed the murders of Red Bird and another Cherokee by two Tennessee residents, Edward Mitchell and John Levingston. Sevier called the murders "wanton and unprovoked," and stated that he wished to have the perpetrators apprehended and taken to Kentucky to be punished. However, Sevier also stated that it would be difficult to apprehend the offenders.
Collection:Governor John Sevier Papers

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