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Title Letter [manuscript]: Nashville, [Tenn.], to George W. Campbell, Washington City
Author Anderson, Major, William P.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Jan. 9, 1809, letter to George W. Campbell, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee, mainly regarding Campbell’s land claims (he had purchased N.C. military warrants) in middle Tennessee. Anderson also discusses Col. Edward Ward’s application to become public receiver of monies from the sale of lands in southern Tennessee (relinquished by the Cherokees in 1806); the desirability of obtaining Chickasaw lands located between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers; and the Cherokee desire to sell and remove west of the Mississippi.
Names Ward, Colonel, Edward; Trigg, Guy; Armstrong; Campbell, George Washington (1769-1848)
Places Tennessee, Mississippi, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords land claim, land cession, removal, financial transactions
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Anderson was a Nashville lawyer.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 20
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue