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Jeremiah Evarts letters and journal, 1805-1830.
Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  920 Ev19  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831.
Title : Jeremiah Evarts letters and journal, 1805-1830.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

Letters written by Jeremiah Evarts, mainly from 1821 through 1831, though there is one letter, addressed to Reverend Jedidiah Morse of Charlestown, Massachusetts, dating from 1805. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Reverend Cyrus Kingsbury and are mainly concerned with Evarts' campaign against indian removal. Several letters also concern the readership of the Missionary Herald.

The collection also contains a portion of a journal written by Evarts during the debate over the Indian Removal Act of 1830 while he was in Washington, D.C., lobbying against its passage. The journal entries are numbered 30, 31, 36, and 39 and cover the dates May 18, 1830 to May 27, 1830. A portion of these journals and letters have been reproduced in E. C. Tracy's biography of Jeremiah Evarts.

Biographical or historical data :

Jeremiah Evarts, the son of James and Sarah (Todd) Evarts, was born in Sunderland, Vermont on February 3, 1781. He graduated from Yale College in 1803 and was admitted to the bar in 1806. Evarts was the editor of the Panoplist, a religious monthly magazine, from 1810 to 1820, and was then involved in the publication of the Missionary Herald. He was treasurer and then secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions until his death in 1831. During this period he became one of the leading opponents of indian removal and led the unsuccessful fight against the Indian Removal Act of 1830. He died on May 10, 1831, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Personal Subject : Kingsbury, Cyrus, 1786-1870.
Evarts, Jeremiah, 1781-1831.
Corporate Subject : United States. Indian Removal Act of 1830
Title Subject : Missionary herald.
Subject Term : Indians of North America Relocation.
Cherokee Indians Relocation.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Occupation : Missionaries.