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Choctaw Commission correspondence and papers, 1844-1850


Scope and Contents

Includes legal material, and a page of portraits made in November 1845. Preserved as well is correspondence related to General George S. Gains (1784-1873), who negotiated the removal, T. Hartly Crawford (1786-1863), Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Thomas L. McKenny (1785-1859) Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William B. Lewis (1784-1866) Second Auditor to the Treasury and a close associate of President Andrew Jackson, J.J. McRae enrolling and disbursing agent for the removal of the Choctaws, and Charles Fisher (1786-1849) former U.S. congressman and author of the 1844 book Choctaw claims.


  • Creation: 1844-1850

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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