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Collection Reference Number GLC07378
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1818 
Title Andrew Jackson to John C. Calhoun regarding the war against the Seminole Indians
Date 2 June 1818
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Calhoun, John Caldwell  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description The war against the Seminole Indians. "I have deemed it advisable to call into service... two companies of rangers ...with instructions to scour the country... exterminating every hostile party who dare... not surrender & remove their families above the 31 of latitude. The Seminole war may now be considered as at a close. Tranquility again (has been) restored to the southern frontier... the immutable principles therefore of self defence justified the occupancy of the Floridas & the same principles will warrant the American Government in holding it until such time as Spain can guarantee... her authority".
Subjects President  Military History  American Indian History  Immigration and Migration  Westward Expansion  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Seminole War  Frontiers and Exploration  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  
Place written Fort Montgomery
Theme The Presidency; Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs
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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