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Indian Treaties, and Laws and Regulations Relating to Indian Affairs.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1185
Sold for:
$461$375

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Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Indian Treaties, and Laws and Regulations Relating to Indian Affairs. Washington City: Way & Gideon, 1826. Octavo, this collection of laws and regulations was compiled and published under orders of the War Department in 1825, text browned throughout, with some water staining, a series of manuscript presentation inscriptions (in Holt's hand) dated 1846 and 1847 appear on the title page, recording the presentation of the book to William L. Holt from John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), Secretary of War under Andrew Jackson, and thence from Holt to General James Spencer Rains (1817-1880), with Rains' rubber stamp; bound in contemporary calf, board becoming detached, 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.
The inscriptions on the title and ffep are directly related to the book itself. Eaton and Holt served as counsel for the defense for the Archilla Smith murder trial held in Tahlequah, Indian territory in 1840. Holt was also half Cherokee. Rains was agent for Indian affairs at the Neosho sub-agency in Indian Territory at the time of the presentation of this book in 1847.
Estimate $400-600


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William L. Holt, John Henry Eaton, James Spencer Rains, Washington City, Cherokee, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

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