In the letter Clay asks Poinsett to override a recent military order regarding "retailers of spirituous liquors." Clay does not explain what the order was, but it is likely that it restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages even among the white...
In the letter Clay discusses Creek Indians who have escaped from removal camps and are hiding in their old territory: "It is...impossible to ascertain satisfactorily how many of these deluded savages, are still lurking within our limits, but I am...
In the letter Poinsett maintains the importance of Indian removal in Alabama, and he assures Clay that the War Department "will leave no necessary means untried, to effect so important an object." In the meantime, "the inhabitants of that section...
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