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Title Letter [manuscript]: Arkansas, to John Breck Treat, 1808 Dec. 10
Author McFarlane, James (1759-1812)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by James McFarlane on Dec. 10, 1808 to John B. Treat regarding his recent apppointment as Special Indian Agent. In this letter McFarlane includes a transcribed copy of his original instructions from Meriwether Lewis dated Oct. 9, 1808.
Names Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809)
Places Missouri, Arkansas, United States
Keywords Indian Agent, Indian Agency, army, armed forces, military, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast, Southeast
Additional Information James McFarlane, army officer, was appointed in the fall of 1808 as special agent in the Indian Department for the Districts of New Madrid and Arkansas by Meriwether Lewis, Governor of the Missouri Territory.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 544
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue