Feb: 22. ’09
On a minute examination of the records in the War Office, it does not appear that any order for the removal of intruders, either from United States or Indian land, has been given by the Secretary of War since the 24th. Feby. 1808. On that day he ordered Capt. Boote, then commanding at Ocmulgee Old fields, to remove intruders from the Cherokee lands, on the frontiers of Georgia, as soon as Col. Meigs should attend and point out the line.—I have the honor of enclosing the press copy of the letter to Colonel Meigs requiring him to give notice to the intruders on the Cherokee and Chickasaw lands, dated on the 29th. Oct. last—
And am with perfect respect and esteem, Sir, Your Ob: Servt
DLC: Papers of James Madison.