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Collection Reference Number GLC00114
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1820 
Title Andrew Jackson to John C. Calhoun about the removal of intruders on Cherokee land on the Georgia frontier
Date 26 July 1820
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Calhoun, John Caldwell  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Writes to Secretary of War Calhoun about the removal of intruders on Cherokee land on the Georgia frontier. Reports on the intense opposition Captain R.K. Call has faced from white settlers. Forwards a letter from Call (not included) in which he seeks authority to impose on "the border citizens," who suggested they will kill the Cherokee after the army leaves, a "speedy & examplory punishment if they should attempt to carry their threats into execution." Jackson wants the letter to be passed on to President Monroe. Docketed by Jackson.
Subjects American Indian History  President  Frontiers and Exploration  Military History  Military Law  Westward Expansion  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  Call, Richard Keith (1791-1862)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859