Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 25 February 1809

Feb. 25. prest. Secy. State, Treasy. Navy, Atty Genl. What orders shall be given as to English & Spanish ships attempting to pass N. Orleans for Baton rouge? Ans. English ships have been hitherto prohibited, that being the highest port of entry. Spanish ships have been permitted to go up, except when having slaves on board. let things continue so till Congress rises, when their proceedings will decide what should be done.

Agreed that orders shall be given to the military to remove Ssquatters from the lands of the Chickasaws Cherokees & Choctaws, except Doublehead’s reserve & Wafford’s settlement.

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