The act prevents British colonists from settling on Indian lands, "Whereas it is Essential to the Interest of Great Britain in general & for the Security of this Frontier Colony in particular that Good faith and Correspondence be maintained with...
James was a Scotsman living in the Choctaw nation in Noxubee County, Mississippi. In the letter he complains that Creek warriors have recently stolen horses from settlers: "I want you to put a stop to it as we want to keep in friendship." He...
In the letter Gaines expresses concerns he and Colonel William Barnett have setting the boundary lines between the United States and Indian land, as outlined in the Treaty of Fort Jackson: "Colonel Barnett and myself had set out with a view to...
From Claiborne's preface to the work: "As originally written, the narrative was almost literally in his [Dale's] own words. In the present memoir I have preserved his language in many parts, and faithfully expressed his opinions." The first passage...
At the time of this correspondence, Denson was serving on the Public Roads and Highways Committee of the Alabama Senate. The first letter is a copy of the questionnaire; the recipient wrote his answers in the margins and sent the page back to...
This passage includes an excerpt from the editor's introduction, which discusses the cession of Choctaw lands east of the Tombigbee River to the United States in October 1816. It also mentions the settlement of French exiles at Demopolis in 1817.
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