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Correspondence of the Eastern Division Pertaining to Cherokee Removal, April – December 1838.
National Archives Microcopy 1475
Capt. Samuel Patterson to the Gov. of Georgia,
Blairsville, GA, 1 June 1838
“… We are yet unprotected from Indian hostilities should there be any shown. There are no troops in this county, nor have been none, and no prospect of any, only my company I have in service and each individual in said company is upon his own expenses ….”
Patterson continues, “… The citizens are pretty much alarmed, and a great many have sent their families from the county, and I have myself, and think it necessary to do so, for the Indians are yet amongst us, and say they are resolved not to comply with the requisition of the Government ….”
My interest in this company stems from a distant "cousin", John Reece, who served in Patterson's company. John was the son of Peter Reece (or Reese), Jr. and Mary Anderson.
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