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Graham, Richard (1786-1858) to William Clark [draft]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02146.07 Author/Creator: Graham, Richard (1786-1858) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 August 1827 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Communicates news from John Campbell, a sub-Indian agent at the James Fork of the White River in Missouri, that the party of Delaware Indians led by Chief William Anderson oppose removal to Kansas and "have overruled Catchum's band." Reports dissatisfaction and confusion over a map. Indicates that he has "very little doubt" they will go and notes that "it is the Cherokees that draws them to the South." Graham plans to go to White River, but asks if Clark would like him to go immediately. Writes that he has informed Campbell of the Delaware Indians desire to have him removed and that Clark should "have no objection to transfer him." Docketed by Graham, who indicates that this letter was a copy. Several alterations indicate that this was possibly a draft.

People: Graham, Richard, 1786-1858.
Clark, William, 1770-1838.
Anderson, William, fl. 1827.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Westward Expansion, Frontiers and Exploration, Government and Civics, Geography and Natural History, Boundary or Property Dispute, Military History, Travel

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform