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Pickens (Andrew) Papers
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Description
A collection of material of Andrew Pickens, Indian commissioner; the collection deals with Indian affairs in the Carolinas and Georgia (1785-1820), including negotiations of treaties with the Cherokee and Creek nations, and establishment of boundaries.
Background
General Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), was a South Carolina soldier and legislator. After serving in the American Revolution, Pickens became a member of the South Carolina legislature, and later represented his state in the United States Congress. From 1785 to 1797, he served on a number of federal commissions appointed by the Congress and the President to negotiate with the Cherokee and Creek Indians, particularly in relation to conflicts on the Georgia border. The commissions negotiated treaties of Hopewell (1786), New York (1790), Holson (1791) and Coleraine (1797).
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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