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Title United States to Leut. Adams... [manuscript]: for expenses bring from Ft. Deposit to Nashville, 44 public horses, by order of Genl. Jackson: 17 July 1814
Author Adams, Lieutenant, John
Document Type Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: $30.50 bill for expenses incurred transporting government horses to Nashville, as ordered by Andrew Jackson, submitted by Lieut. John Adams to the assistant deputy quartermaster in Nashville. A receipt for reimbursement, signed by John Adams, is included on the same sheet. Andrew Jackson, victorious in the Creek War, had recently been appointed major-general in the U.S. army and was assigned command of the Seventh Military District, which included Tennessee, Louisiana, the Mississippi Territory, and the Creek Nation. At the time the order to transport the horses was issued, Jackson was negotiating a punitive treaty with the Creeks and preparing for an expedition to Florida.
Names Adams, Lieutenant, John; Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
Places Mississippi, Tennessee, Nashville, Louisiana, Florida, United States
Keywords expenses, travel, transportation, supplies, horse, army, government, bill, money, treaty, financial transaction, payment
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 12
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue