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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to John C. Calhoun

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00114 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1820 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 32 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Secretary of War Calhoun about the removal of intruders on Cherokee land on the Georgia frontier. Reports on the intense opposition Captain R.K. Call has faced from white settlers. Forwards a letter from Call (not included) in which he seeks authority to impose on "the border citizens," who suggested they will kill the Cherokee after the army leaves, a "speedy & examplory punishment if they should attempt to carry their threats into execution." Jackson wants the letter to be passed on to President Monroe. Docketed by Jackson.

Background Information:

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850
Call, Richard Keith, 1791-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Indian HistoryPresidentFrontiers and ExplorationMilitary HistoryMilitary LawWestward Expansion

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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