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Scope and Contents John Howard Payne visited the Cherokee country in the 1830's, and two of these letters are introductions to John Ross, the Cherokee Chief. There is an exchange of seven letters between them, mostly personal. Some letters and photostats concern the arrest of Ross and Payne.One letter from John Ridge offers his regrets that Payne cannot visit his house and mentions sending him various Cherokee papers. Payne was planning to write a history of the Cherokees and there is correspondence...
Dates: 1832 - 1852
Scope and Contents Correspondence, proclamations as chief of the Cherokee Tribe, legal papers, records, accounts, list of names and rations allocated during Removal from Tennessee to Indian Territory, official and other papers of the Council (Cherokee), petitions and protests to Congress, and papers relating to the East and West Cherokee controversy and the Civil War.Includes the Muster Roll of Capt. John Benge's Detachment of Emigrating Cherokees. Another documents records the expenditures of one...
Dates: 1814 - 1897