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Title United States of America, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting [manuscript]: whereas under the nineteenth article of the treaty entered unto at Dancing Rabbit Creek... letters patent, 1841 Oct. 6
Author United States. President (1841-1845: Tyler)
Document Type Correspondence; Treaty
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letters patent, Oct. 6, 1841, signed by President John Tyler, granting, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, to Reuben H. Grant and Jefferson Clement, and their heirs, a 323+ acre land reservation in Mississippi. The tract had previously been granted to Tishoshe-le-ta, a Choctaw Indian, in fulfillment of the treaty provisions, and its sale by Tishoshe-le-ta to Grant and Clements had already been approved by President Tyler. On the document’s verso are endorsements regarding its use as an exhibit in a later court case.
Names Tyler, John (1790-1862); Clement, Jefferson; Grant, Reuben H.; Tishoshe-le-ta
Places Washington, D.C., Mississippi, United States
Keywords treaty, land tenure, law, sale of land, deed, government, government relations, President of the United States, Indian removal
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information Among the articles of the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, which provided for the removal of the Choctaw Nation from Mississippi to lands west of the Mississippi River, was the provision of land reservations for members of the tribe who wished to remain in the state. About 5,000 Choctaws stayed in Mississippi and received allotments as stipulated by the treaty.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3107
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue