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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1818
|Andrew Jackson to John C. Calhoun regarding the war against the Seminole Indians
|2 June 1818
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Calhoun, John Caldwell
|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".
|President Military History American Indian History Immigration and Migration Westward Expansion Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Seminole War Frontiers and Exploration
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)
|The Presidency; Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859