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To James Madison from George Hite, 6 May 1806 (Abstract)

From George Hite, 6 May 1806 (Abstract)

§ From George Hite.1 6 May 1806, Charles Town. “I was informed last winter by one of the Cherokee chiefs who had visited the City of Washington that a number of negroes that did belong to my Fathers Estate were stil in the Cherokee nation. You will Sir very singularly oblige me, by informing of me whether there is any Treaty between the Government and that nation of Indians, or any other existing circumstances within your knowledge that will prevent me from recovering of that property. Your advice on the above subject will particularly oblige.”

RC (DLC). 1 p.

1Revolutionary War veteran George Hite (1761–1816) was the son of Jacob Hite and JM’s aunt, Frances Madison Beale Hite. In the early 1780s the Hites moved to South Carolina, where Jacob and Frances and several of their children were killed by Indians. George Hite, who had remained in Virginia, tried unsuccessfully to find two of his sisters who had been carried off by the Indians (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Congressional Series, vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends 13:254 n. 2, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (8 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends 1:6 n. 2).

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