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Manuscript Collection: Thomas S. Jesup

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 4 items
Period covered: 1836 - 1837
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: These letters deal with various matters concerning the Creeks in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. In August, 1836, Henry Stanton, Adjutant-General from Headquarters Army of the South, Tuskegee, signs an order of Major General Thomas S. Jesup (1788-1860) appointing Colonel John A. Campbell as Commissioner to treat with the chiefs of the Creeks and help them with their land claims.
In another letter, Jesup requests more troops for Major Dear born to prevent the hostile Creeks from leaving Florida to return to Georgia and Alabama. In September of that same year, Jesup assured the chiefs of the Upper Creeks that Major Freeman and Captain Boyd would see that they arrived safely and comfortably at their new home in the West.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Manuscript Collection: Thomas S. Jesup
1836 - 1837
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