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[Letter], 1813 Oct. 30, Highwassee Garrison to the Secretary of War, [John Armstrong, Jr.?]

Author: Return Jonathan Meigs; John Jr Armstrong; Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)); University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Special Collections.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Libraries.
Publisher: 1813.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Letter dated October 30, 1813 from (Return J. Meigs, United States Agent to the Cherokee Nation?), to the Secretary of War, (John Armstrong, Jr.?) concerning the formation of Cherokee troops to fight with the Americans against the British and Red Stick Creeks. The author informs the Secretary of War that the young chiefs have already begun preparation for war since they fear an attack by the Red Stick Creeks.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Named Person: Willie Blount
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Return Jonathan Meigs; John Jr Armstrong; Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)); University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Special Collections.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Libraries.
OCLC Number: 44930310
Notes: Document held by Hoskins Library, Special Collections, of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Penelope Johnson Allen Collection, MS 2033, box 1, folder 74, document 0032.
Document ID: pa0032.
Digital image of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Tennessee Libraries in 2000, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Description: 4 pages /leaves
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Responsibility: [Return J. Meigs?].

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Letter dated October 30, 1813 from (Return J. Meigs, United States Agent to the Cherokee Nation?), to the Secretary of War, (John Armstrong, Jr.?) concerning the formation of Cherokee troops to fight with the Americans against the British and Red Stick Creeks. The author informs the Secretary of War that the young chiefs have already begun preparation for war since they fear an attack by the Red Stick Creeks. (Meigs?) talked to the governors of Georgia and Tennessee about his plan to arm the Cherokees and received approval and direction from Governor Blount of Tennessee. The Cherokee troops were furnished some supplies, and (Meigs?) is concerned about how they will be compensated for their loyalty and service. A lengthy discussion of the Cherokee's political autonomy follow.

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