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Pinckney, John T. (b. 1802?) to Thomas C. Pinckney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06623.20 Author/Creator: Pinckney, John T. (b. 1802?) Place Written: Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 October 1837 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his brother after returning from Houston, where the Texas legislature was in session. Discusses the activities of the General Land Office and plans for surveying and opening lands. Also discusses the removal of several Native American tribes from their fertile land, an activity that "has occupied my attention ever since I first came to the cuntry [sic]." Indicates that he has finally "got the Government to act on the subject." Comments on the quality of the Indian land, the white settlement that will follow their removal, and the increase in land value that Pinckney will reap with the annexation of Texas to the United States. He plans to return to New York when he can leave "our land matters in Texas...in safety." Discusses correspondence problems and other business and travel plans.

Background Information: John T. Pinckney was a Texas patriot. Thomas C. Pinckney was a lawyer in New York City.

People: Pinckney, John Townsend, b. 1802?
Pinckney, Thomas Carhart, b. 1803

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American WestTexasLand TransactionWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsSurveyingAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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