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John Williams Letter to Col. Gideon Morgan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1005

This collection features a letter from John Williams to Col. Gideon Morgan regarding relations between the Cherokee Indians and the U.S. government.

Dates

  • 1820 August 15

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection features a letter from John Williams to Col. Gideon Morgan regarding relations between the Cherokee Indians and the U.S. government.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gideon Morgan was born in 1751. He served with Continental troops during the Revolutionary War. In the early 19th century, he moved to Virginia, then settled in Roane County, Tennessee in 1809. He established a trading post and mercantile business on the Tennessee-Cherokee frontier. Throughout his life, he was involved in U.S.-Cherokee relations, serving in the U.S. Army against Cherokee forces and signing various treaties. He died in 1830.

Arrangement

This material is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480