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Family Letter from Quaker Meadows Mentioning Family Member's Assignment Leading Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, 1838

2pp, 8 x 10 in., dated at Quaker Meadows (a plantation in NC), June 26, 1838, written by Mary Louise Bynum, relating a letter from her sister to their mother, regarding "Mr. Bynum," who is stationed at Fort Montgomery in the Cherokee Nation and in command of 500 men who "gathered 4 or 500 Indians" to lead west. She says the Cherokees are "perfectly friendly with the Whites," and that "they have not made the least resistance," though many have fled to the mountains, and many of the children have whooping cough and are dying from exposure.

Condition:

Letter with creases, a 1.75 in. horizontal tear to upper right edge, a small hole where two creases meet in upper left portion of letter, and wear including small tears and discoloration to edges. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$250
09/26/2019

 

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