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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1814
|Andrew Jackson to John Reid regarding the Treaty of Fort Jackson
|9 August 1814
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Writes to Major Reid to inform him of the signing of the Treaty of Fort Jackson with Creek Indians. Describes the punitive measures of the agreement, which forced the Creek to cede twenty-two million acres of land. Discusses Reid's commission as a captain in the 44th Infantry and plans to meet. Written at Fort Jackson.
|President Military History Treaty American Indian History Westward Expansion Frontiers and Exploration Land Transaction
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Reid, John (1784-1816)
|The Presidency; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Reid, John was an aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson during Creek War. He began a biography of Jackson which was completed after his death by John Henry Eaton.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859