Letter, 1818 May 16, Look-out Mountain, [Cherokee Nation ? to] William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Joseph McMinn, Governor of Tennessee

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
Letter, 1818 May 16, Look-out Mountain, [Cherokee Nation ? to] William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Joseph McMinn, Governor of Tennessee
Creator:
McMinn, Joseph, 1758-1824
Date of Original:
1818-05-16
Subject:
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Boundaries
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
United States, Tennessee, 35.517491, -86.580447
Medium:
letters (correspondence)
Type:
Text
Format:
text/html
image/jpeg
Description:
Joseph McMinn, Governor of Tennessee (1815-1821), writes to Georgia Governor William Rabun (1817-1819) on May 16, 1818 concerning a disagreement with the Cherokees over the running of an unspecified boundary line. McMinn relates that he was traveling to Nickajack with several Tennessee commissioners to meet with commissioners from Georgia when they were delayed by official notification from unnamed Cherokee chiefs, who voiced protest against the opinion of the two states regarding the boundary. McMinn indicates that he intends to meet with the chiefs who signed the protest and persuade them to withdraw their objections.
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:
tcc773
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc773
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc773#item
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Telamon Cuyler, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Extent:
4 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 06, folder 08, document 02.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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[added text (appears to be different ink): " ] Look-out Mountain,

16 May, 1818
[deleted text: Dear ] Sir-
I came thus far with the commissioners [deleted text: of ] of Tennessee, and would have accompanied them [added text (appears to be different ink): to ] Nickee-Jack, where the commissioners of Georgia are waiting for aur [our] arrival [added text (appears to be different ink): ; --- ] But having been officially notified by [added text (appears to be different ink): the ] chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, of their having solemnly protested against the views of both States, in relation to runing [running] the line, I have deemed it my indispensable duty to convene the chiefs who have signed the Protest, and obtain their revokal [revocation] -- And [deleted text: have to return ] [added text (appears to be different ink): .) ] -- The whole of the correspondence between the Cherokees, and my Self, will be laid before your commissioner according to my letter of this date addressed to them, and have no doubt


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you the whole of the Particulars, which the want of time alone prevents me from doing, [added text (appears to be different ink): ( ] I have not however the most distant Idea that they will attempt to use force [added text (appears to be different ink): .") ]

I have the honor to [unclear text: be ] your obd. Humbl Servt [obedient Humble Servant]
[Signed] Jos. [Joseph] McMinn
I will now acknowledge the receipt of your favor
21st March, as I [word omitted: am ] not certain you have recd. [received] it in the way it was sent
[Signed] J. [Joseph] McM [document damaged: inn ]
His Excellency William Rabun Gov of Georgia





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Letter
His Excellency Joseph McMinn Governor of Tennessee dated
16th May 1818.



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Rossvill Cherokee nation

May. 24th
17 25

His Excellency William Rabun Governor of Georgia Milledgeville

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