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James Jackson Letters, 1797-1802

Identifier: MC-1954-110

Scope and Contents

These letters pertain to the cession of Indian lands to the State of Georgia and from Georgia to the U. S. Government in 1802. At least one of them is addressed to Gov. Josiah Tattnall, Jr. James Jackson was governor of Georgia from 1798 to 1801. Following his term, he became a commissioner for the State of Georgia under Governor Tattnall and served in this capacity with Abraham Baldwin and John Milledge.

Interesting item: A document signed by James Madison, then Secretary of State, certifies "that the annexed writing is a True Copy of the Original remaining in the Office of the Department of State," the certified copy being the articles of agreement and cession of lands mentioned above.


  • 1797 - 1802


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

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127