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Collection Reference Number GLC08995
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1826 
Title The Creek and Cherokee lands of Georgia and Alabama
Date 1826
Author Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Contemporary copy likely written by a staff member of a speech regarding removal that Benton delivered to the Senate. Argues that tribal chiefs should be given "gratuities" to convince them to sign treaties and clarifies troubles in negotiations resulting from confusion over the border between Georgia and Alabama. Manuscript is pasted into a book that also contains a typed transcription of the speech. Book is 29 x 22 cm. Document states that the document is "The original autograph manuscript," however this is unlikely, both because the manuscript is written in the third person, and because the handwriting does not seem to be Benton's.
Subjects Boundary or Property Dispute  American Indian History  Treaty  Congress  Government and Civics  Westward Expansion  Diplomacy  
People Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858)  
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Thomas Hart Benton was a Missouri Senator, and chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859