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United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James Wilkinson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2040
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter written by James Wilkinson, from Loftus Heights, to Winthrop Sargent on April 16, 1799. In the letter, Wilkinson discusses a number of subjects including the news of his properties and the health of his neighbors - one of which has been struck with a fever. He also laments the loss of letters by a McCrea who was "captured and plundered" by a party of Native Americans.

Dates: 1799

Joseph Anderson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3306
Abstract Senator Joseph Anderson wrote this letter to Secretary of War James McHenry in approximately 1800. In it, he provides a summary of a petition that the Tennessee State Legislature sent to Congress asking that the government explain its apparently unjustified actions in East Tennessee. According to Anderson, numerous white settlers have been expelled from their land because government's commissioners surveyed the boundary with the Cherokee Nation incorrectly and U. S. Army officers have...
Dates: circa 1800

Joseph C. Strong Journals

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1031
Abstract

The first of the journals in this collection recounts Joseph C. Strong's service in the U. S. Navy aboard the warship Trumbull as it escorted other ships from London to the Caribbean in 1800 and 1801. The second larger journal tells of Strong's activities in and around Knoxville in 1816 as he helped to establish a Bible Society. Both of these journals are typewritten copies of the originals.

Dates: 1800-1801, 1816