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Letter from John Sevier to John Turnbull
Sevier, John, 1745-1815
December 15, 1788
Volume 22, Page 704

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French Broad, 15th Decemr., 1788.

Dear Sir:

From the character Mr. Bellew has given you to myself and sundry Gentlemen in this Country, I take the liberty to inform you, that there is a number of people in this Country, Virginia and Elsewhere, who wish to lease some of the Chicasaw Lands, which certainly would be of great Utility to the Indians. Also to those who reside in the Nation. In Short there may be as Great speculations as ever offered to any set of Men, provided they are in time.

Mr. Bellew will inform you of the particulars. Hoping you will be pleased with the plan, and make no Doubt you will cheerfully join in the plan.

I have the honor to be, tho’ unknown,
Your most obedt. & very Hbl. Servt.,

(Endorsement: Mr. John Turnbull, Chicasaw Nation.
Hond. by Capt. B. Bellew.