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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Lewis Cass

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03870 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1833 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 20.2 x 12.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Secretary of War Cass to inform him that the Reverend Mr. Campbell of the Executive Committee of the Board of Foreign & Domestic Missionaries, who delivered this letter, was coming to talk with Cass about extending their missions to the Indians west of the Mississippi. Indicates that he has already "made known to him, that the Government cannot give permission, this must be obtained from the Indians, & when this is done, we will freely give our assent."

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsReligionAmerican Indian HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationWestward Expansion

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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