Letter, 1818 June 27, Camp Ustonally [i.e., Oostanaula ?] to William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Joseph McMinn

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
Letter, 1818 June 27, Camp Ustonally [i.e., Oostanaula ?] to William Rabun, Governor of Georgia, Milledgeville, [Georgia] / Joseph McMinn
Creator:
McMinn, Joseph, 1758-1824
Date of Original:
1818-06-27
Subject:
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Treaties
Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
Boundaries
Vann, Joseph
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 June 27, 1818 to inform him that the states' commissioners have extended the boundary line according to the territory ceded by the last treaty (probably the Treaty of Cherokee Agency, July 8, 1817) as far as necessary. McMinn informs Rabun that Joseph Vann has complained to him that settlers are encroaching on his estate, and McMinn points out that Vann has a right to remain there unmolested until he is compensated, in accordance with the treaty, for at least the improvements he has made. Since Vann's property lies within the Georgia boundary, McMinn urges Rabun to settle this matter, and he tells Rabun that there are other Cherokees in a situation like Vann's who should be protected against intruders until the government fulfills its pecuniary obligations to them.
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:
tcc774
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc774
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_zlna_tcc774#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 03.
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:

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At Camp Ustonally
27th June 1818
Sir,
our commissioners have extended the line as far as they have deemed it necessary, and I earnestly hope that their unexempled [unexampled] unanimity, and great exertion may be duly appreciated, by their respective States --
In the ceded Territory (at last treaty) Mr Joseph Vann held, an indian title, for which by the terms of the Treaty, he is to be paid, at least for the improvements, and as no arrangement has been made for payment, Mr Vann according to the terms of the Treaty aught [ought] to hold unmolested title untill [until] that point is adjusted --
He having made complaint to me I told him as the land lay within your State, I would advise you thereof -- and hope you will take such measures as to you may seem discreet, please write on receipt, -- this is wrote on my knee and amidst great noise & confusion


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Very respectfully your obed Hum Sert [obedient Humble Servant]
[Signed] Jos. [Joseph] McMinn
P.S Since writing the foregoing it has been [illegible text] that there are other persons in similar situation all of whom ought to be protected against intruders untill [until] Government makes compensation
[Signed] J. [Joseph] McMinn
His Excey [Excellency] Governor Rabun





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Letter
His Ex: [Excellency] Governor McMinn
dated
27th June 1818.
Geo [Georgia] & Tenn [Tennessee] Boundary



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Chesnut Hill Ga

9th July
10
His Excellency William Rabun Governor State of Georgia Milledgeville

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