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    THOMAS LORRAINE MCKENNEY INDIAN AGENT 1830 - McKenny, Thomas Lorraine (1785-1859) American author and Indian agent. Appointed superintendent of trade between the United States government and Indian tribes 1816. Upon establishment of the Bureau of Indian affairs in 1824, McKenny was placed in charge of the operation. In 1826, McKenny was made a special commissioner with Lewis Cass to negotiate an important treaty with the Chippewa Indians at Fond du Lac (Michigan Territory). Published with James Hall, "A History of the Indian Tribes" (1838-1844), a success then and extremely scarce today. McKenney also wrote essays on the "Spirit of Jacksonianism as Exemplified in its deadly hostility to bank of the United States, Etc. (1835) "Memoirs official and personal, with sketches of travels among the Northern and Southern Indians, Etc. (1846)". Autographed letter signed: One page two sided, with a partial address leaf. June 1830. McKenney sends an urgent, cryptic message to Rich Smith (error intact): "My good friend, I must rely on you to have both these acceptances discounted. It is but justice to say that Gov Johnson is not interested in them, further than to oblige-but several of your friends are. Guv Johnson's acceptance I should hold to be as good as one of your own Bank notes, even if it were 100,000x...this is his home - & he, & all our affiliated friends, will be down soon, to remain among us. This trip to the south has been of too great sorrow to be repeated, except by myself, to look after the close of his sugar cropping... If you will get lease, I will get somebody to call & fill up formality of the endorsement. Do my good friend, have this done. The whole is needed, & tomorrow morning...sincerely Tho:L. McKenney." 7.5"x 10". Not sure what it means;

    Condition: Letter is lightly age-toned, and a few glue satins along uneven edge, else fine conditio

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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