Expenses include food, supplies, and pack horses; room and board; ferriage; and labor and services (for example, washing and shoeing horses, or "Cherokee man to show the Cherokee line"). Transcripts are included.
In the journal Blount discusses the landscape; encounters with Cherokee Indians in the area; and problems the surveyors faced during their work. He also includes a list of Cherokee words with their Creek and English equivalents.
Account written by Richard Blount (while serving on the Georgia-Alabama Boundary Survey Commission) describing the Cherokees' negative reaction to the boundary survey. Blount met with Cherokee representatives to defend the work: "We are sent here...
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