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Collection Reference Number GLC07372
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Andrew Jackson to John Reid regarding the Treaty of Fort Jackson
Date 9 August 1814
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Reid, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Military History  Treaty  American Indian History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Land Transaction  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Reid, John (1784-1816)  
Place written Wetumpka, Alabama
Theme The Presidency; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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