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Collection Reference Number GLC00151
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1816 
Title Andrew Jackson to James Monroe regarding his successful treaty negotiations with the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians
Date 23 October 1816
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Monroe, James  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Land transaction document
Content Description Writes to Secretary of State Monroe after his successful treaty negotiations with the Cherokee and Chickasaw regarding "their claim South of the Tennessee that interferes with the [C]reek cession." Comments on difficulties with the Chickasaw, who claimed rights to lands based on treaties from 1794 and 1801. States that they "will now have good roads kept up & supplied by the industry of our own citizens, and our frontier defended by a strong population. The sooner therefore that this country can be brought into market the better." Indicates that they will create two districts and surveyed and sell the land, which will contribute to the treasury and bring in a population to defend the frontier. Having heard that William H. Crawford would be retiring from his position as Secretary of War, Jackson enthusiastically and at length recommends Colonel William H. Drayton as a man whose character "cannot be swayed from street rule & nature." Recommends against a rumored successor, whose name has been crossed out of the letter.
Subjects American Indian History  Cherokee Indian  Muscogee (Creeks) Indian  President  Treaty  Boundary or Property Dispute  Land Transaction  Frontiers and Exploration  Transportation  Surveying  Politics  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Crawford, William Harris (1772-1834)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme Native Americans; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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