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Collection Reference Number GLC00089.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1832 
Title Andrew Jackson to Lewis Cass about generals' authority to negotiate with Choctaws
Date 10 February 1832
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Cass, Lewis  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Writes to Secretary of War Cass regarding giving generals John Eaton and John Coffee the authority "to conclude with the Choctaws an agreement for such portion of the 17 million of acres conveyed to them as will suit the Chickasaws to settle on." Also discusses the need for a congressional re-appropriation of an 1830 appropriation of $500,000 for Indian removal. Warns that if not done, "our humane plan is blown up, & our hands tied." Suggests getting the money into the hands of source agents if Congress does not act. In a post script, mentions certainty that "the Chickasaws will now make the arrangement." Marked "Private."
Subjects American Indian History  Land Transaction  Treaty  Finance  Congress  President  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Cass, Lewis (1782-1866)  Eaton, John Henry (1790-1856)  Coffee, John (1772-1833)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Native Americans; Government & Politics
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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