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Title Letter [manuscript]: [Washington, D.C.], to George W. Campbell, [Washington, D.C.], 1817 Jan. 18
Author United States, War Department
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 18, 1817, letter from the secretary of war, George Graham, to the U.S. senator from Tennessee, George W. Campbell, enclosing a copy of his Jan. 13 letter to Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, which concerned the removal of intruders from lands north of the Tennessee River ceded to the U.S. by the Chickasaw Indians in a Sept. 20, 1816, treaty. Graham instructed Jackson to offer military force if called upon by the state and also noted that Cherokee reservations north of the river, granted in an 1806 treaty, were still considered Indian lands.
Names Graham, George (1770-1830); Campbell, George Washington (1769-1848); Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
Places Tennessee River, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords land cession, government, treaty, armed forces, reservation, land tenure, squatter, law, law and order
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 938
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue