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Title:[Letter] 1797 Mar. 30, Knoxville, [Tennessee, to] Silas Dinsmore / J[ohn] Sevier: a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Sevier, John

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Date: March 30, 1797
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Tennessee Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) to Cherokee agent Silas Dinsmore, dated March 30, 1797. In the letter, Sevier demanded that the Cherokee chiefs do their best to apprehend and punish those from amongst their nation who were responsible for the murders of several citizens of Tennessee. He also assured Dinsmore that it is his intention to punish any white men who committed violence against the Cherokee Nation. Sevier requested that Dinsmore read aloud to the Chiefs of the nation a letter enclosed with this one and to assure them that the state of Tennessee only desired to be at peace with them.
Collection: Governor John Sevier Papers

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