1816 August 18. Andrew Jackson LS to W[illia]m H[arris] Crawford; Nashville, [Tennessee].
Regarding supplies for the treaty to be held with the Chickasaw Nation. Appointing John Hutchings as an agent to acquire the supplies to avoid "the evil that May arise from assembling the Indians without being prepared to administer to their wants." Has not heard from Major Franklin or General Merryweather but trusts they will arrive as scheduled. Ordered Major William Butler to "run the line & mark the direction of the road to Mobile & Orleans" in advance of the upcoming "conversation with Chickasaw & other Indians."