Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Overton, 27 June 1805

Franklin, Tennessee 27th June 1805

Dr. Sir

I have set out to the treaty to be held at the Chickasaw Nation. I still have doubts as to the safety of the person traveling from this towards Louisiania. I presume I shall be introduced to you as a man who act as an agent to reside with some of the Indians Tribes, I should prefer the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creeks, or Chacktaws—I would accept an appointment to act as an agent with any of the Indian Tribes in Louisiania—as I think I could do something of consequence for the Citizens of U. States if I was among the Indian Tribes at this time as it appears to be a perelious aera. this I presumed you will be informed of before this reaches you.

I am on my way to the treaty of the Chickasaw Nation–I am Dr. Sir with sentiments of Respect Yr. Ob. St.

Saml Overton sr

NB excuse haste

S. O

MoSHi: Bixby Collection.

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