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Silas Dinsmore papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-241

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • 1794-1796

Creator

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (3 folders and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material: certificates, letters, and reports.

Ownership and Custodial History

Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)

Bibliographic References

Butler, R.L. Checklist of mss. in the Ayer Coll.,,241-243

General Note

Correspondence,formerly known as Ayer MS 243.

General Note

Report,formerly known as Ayer MS 242.
Status
Catalog Record Only
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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