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Letter from Governor Clement C. Clay in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Secretary of War J.R. Poinsett in Washington, D.C.

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. In the letter Clay discusses Creeks who have escaped from removal camps and are hiding in their old territory. He explains that he has called on several militia companies to defend the area, and he asks Poinsett to instruct the commander at Fort Mitchell to arm and send more troops.

Creator: Clement C. Clay
Date: 1837
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Correspondence

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Grade 10: Standard(s) 7 10 13

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