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Silas Dinsmore papers
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...