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Title: [Letter] 1812 Apr. 14, Highwassee Garrison [Tennessee, to] John Strother, Nashville [Tennessee] / Return J. Meigs : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Meigs, Return J.

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Date: April 14, 1812
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from Return J. Meigs to Captain John Strother, dated April 14, 1812. Meigs writes about a tract of land that is in dispute between the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes. Meigs gives some history about the land's ownership and how it is used by the Natives. Rights to a salt petre cave are in dispute. Meigs also mentions the Hopewell Treaty of 1785, and an agreement from George Washington in 1794.
Collection:Return Jonathan Meigs Papers
Box:MS 2039
Document: sc214

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