1823 April 17
Letter from P. Brantley to the Cherokee agent calling for the arrest of attorney James Lucas, whom he alleges stole a horse from Tom Graves, a Native American.
Cherokee Agency A.T.
James H. Lucas, a young attorney
who I believe your Excellency is acquainted
with, has obtained a horse illegally from
an Indian (Tom Graves) who is now in confin
ment at Little Rock, the Indian gave
the horse as a fee, but it being a cuase
that the above mentioned genteman, had no
business to meddle with, I beg you will
cause him to give the horse up to
Graves and also punished by the rigours
of the law, which would be the means
of preventing such interference hereafter,
W Lucas told me in Jan last that he
intended to have Graves, indited [sic], I cautioned
him then, in the presence of Messr. Adams
and Qualls, of the difficulty that would
arrise from such interference, so there is
no excuse for him.
The marshall took Graves without my
knowledge and carried him out of the nation
before I knowed where he was.
Jolly requested me to give you his best
respects, and the friendship of the nation
Native Americans; Cherokees; Correspondence; Crimes; Horses
MS.000064, Box 1, Folder 5
L.C. Gulley collection, MS.000064
Arkansas State Archives
Letter from P. Brantley to Cherokee Agency, L.C. Gulley collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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