In the letter McGillivray describes American attempts take Indian lands: "The gaining of these Creeks Nations over to them is more immediately an object of their policy & to effect which purpose they have held forth the most tempting baits to my...
The gift is conditional, however: "That if myself or Edwards [sic] mother my wife should in the events of life consider that either of us should stand in need of said negroes--then either of our own judgements [sic] shall rule and take the said...
After the nomination of Lewis Cass as the Democratic candidate for president in 1848, a committee of men from Alabama asked Tazewell to run against him. In the first letter, Tazewell declines the invitation, though he also disagrees with the...
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