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Dinsmore, Silas : Silas Dinsmore papers, 1794-1796

Correspondence, certificates, and report, 1794-1796, of Silas Dinsmoor, mainly concerning his duties as resident agent to the Cherokee.,Four letters, Mar.-Oct., 1795, to David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent, discuss the Cherokee desire for peace with the whites and the continuing problems in that regard caused by Creek raids on white settlements and the whisky trade for stolen horses. Certificates, 1795-1796, issued by Dinsmoor (some also signed by John McKee (Indian agent) and Charles Hicks (interpreter)) concern the supply of goods and services to the Cherokee. Also "Silas Dinsmoors Report Respecting Goods of 1794 the Yearly Stipend of the Cherokees," which lists goods purchased in August, 1793, materials arriving at Knoxville in March, 1794, and items actually delivered to the Cherokee.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Indians and the West
Call Number: VAULT box Ayer MS 241
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