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Jesup Papers, 1836-1837

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1964-112

Scope and Contents

These letters deal with various matters con­ cerning the Creeks in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. In August, 1836, Henry Stanton, Adjutant-General from Headquarters Army of the South, Tuskeegee, signs an order of Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup (1788-1860) appointing Col. John A. Campbell as Commissioner to treat with the chiefs of the Creeks and help them with their land claims.

In another letter, Jesup requests more troops for Major Dear­ born to prevent the hostile Creeks from leaving Florida to return to Georgia and Alabama. In September of that same year, Jesup assured the chiefs of the Upper Creeks that Major Free­ man and Captain Boyd would see that they arrived safely and comfortably at their new home in the West.

Dates

  • 1836 - 1837

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only.

Extent

4 items

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

These manuscript letters are in excellent condition.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

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