[Letter] 1827 Dec. 12, Milledgeville, Georgia, [to Governor] of Tennessee, Sam[ue]l Houston / John Forsyth, Gov[ernor of Georgia]

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter] 1827 Dec. 12, Milledgeville, Georgia, [to Governor] of Tennessee, Sam[ue]l Houston / John Forsyth, Gov[ernor of Georgia]
Creator:
Georgia. Governor (1827-1829 : Forsyth)
Date of Original:
1827-12-12
Subject:
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Politics and government
Cherokee Indians--Legal status, laws, etc.
Location:
United States, 39.76, -98.5
United States, Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Medium:
letters (correspondence)
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
This is a letter dated December 12, 1827 from John Forsyth (Governor of Georgia, 1827-1829) to Samuel Houston (Governor of Tennessee, 1827-1829). Forsyth tells Houston that he has heard about the new Cherokee constitution (1827) which was perceived by the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia to imbue the Cherokees with a certain autonomy and permanence. Forsyth asks Houston to forward a copy of the constitution to him.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Local Identifier:
krc085
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_krc085
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_krc085#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_krc085/presentation/manifest.json
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Keith Read, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Extent:
2 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Keith Read, box 08, folder 24, document 01.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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Executive Department of Georgia
Milledgeville
December. 12. 1827.
Sir
The public Newspappers [Newspapers] inform us that you laid before the Legislature of Tennessee an authentic copy of the constitution lately adopted by the Cherokees who intend to confer upon Tennissee, Alabama, and Georgia the honor of establishing permanently, an independent Government on their soil and within their jurisdiction -- You will do us a favour [favor] by transmitting a copy of it to this Department and of any message which accompanied, and of any resolution of the Legislature respecting it.
Accept my personal congratulations on the honor conferred upon you by your fellow citizens, and my best wishes for your success in the discharge of the important trust confided to you.
I have the Honor to be with great consideration Your Obedt Servt. [Obedient Servant]
[Signed] John Forsyth
His Excy [Excellency] Saml. [Samuel] Houston Govr. [Governor] of Tennessee.





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Gov [Governor] Forsyth
Cherokees

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