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Passports into the Indian Lands to harvest crops

John Wallace, William Wallace, and Moses Justus/Justice had gone into the prohibited Indian lands and started farming before the lands were open for settlement. They "obtained passports 12 Apr 1798-for the purpose of removing their property from the Indian lands and taking care of their grain, that is now growing." NOTE: In 2015 when I was at the Tennessee State Archives I asked to see the original passports but was told by their staff that the only information they had was what Potter had written in her book. Now that I have the exact location of the records in the Papers of Governor John Sevier, I will try again to locate the originals.

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Dorothy Williams Potter. Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish and other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc, 1982), 331, 391, 394.

Owner of originalDorothy Williams Potter
PlaceBlount County, Tennessee
File namepassports_indian_lands.pdf
File Size2.27m
Linked toMoses Justus (Misc.); John Wallace (Misc.); William Wallace (Misc.)

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