Guide to the Committee Report on the Memorial of Matthew Patterson, by United States House of Representatives, 1800

Summary Information

Title: Committee Report on the Memorial of Matthew Patterson, by United States House of Representatives, 1800
Collection: AC.1060
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection is a report of the Committee concerning the Memorial of Matthew Patterson, published by the United States House of Representatives in 1800. It is in good condition.

Creator: United States House of Representatives

Biographical/Historical Note

This report indicated there was a petition for a piece of land formerly owned by the Cherokees, along the French Broad River, on which Matthew Patterson and other families settled. With the Treaty of 1798, the Cherokees gave the land to the United States. The committee recommended that the strip be given to the state of South Carolina. South Carolina did not want the territory because it was known for lawbreakers and ungovernable people. After a fight between North Carolina and Georgia, North Carolina ended up with the land.

Scope and Contents

This is a seven-page published report of the Unites States House of Representatives Committee on the Memorial of Matthew Patterson (Appalachian State University has electronic access to this also). It appears to have been torn from a bound book.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014. Accession number is AC.2014.058.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1060: Committee Report on the Memorial of Matthew Patterson, by United States House of Representatives, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.