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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], to Riggs & Co., Washington, [D.C.], 1857 July 9
Author Thompson, Jacob (1810-1885)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: July 9, 1857, letter from Interior Secretary Thompson, in his capacity as trustee for the Indian tribes, to the Washington banking firm of Riggs & Co., directing the investment of $64,000 in Cherokee funds stemming from the treaty of 1835, and $414,000 in Delaware funds under the treaty of 1854. Thompson stipulates that the monies should be placed in "safe and profitable stocks".
Names Riggs & Company
Places Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords treaty, money, financial transaction, land cession, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Northeast
Additional Information Thompson was U.S. secretary of the interior, 1857-1861; also Mississippi congressman and Confederate secret agent.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 888
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue