1836 Lexington, Georgia Stampless letter sheet addressed to George W Paschal

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1836 Lexington, Georgia Stampless letter sheet addressed to George W Paschal
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Marked strongly with a reddish brown canceland a '10' with the '0' written over with a '2'. Addressed to George W Paschal of Auraria. It would probably not be long before Paschal would move to the county seat of Dahlonega like Milton H Gathright (see his cover). It is from W. M. Knigtly(?). He apologizes for the late return letter, but he just was released from the army. He can not help Paschal and his brother in their case against George Harden. Paschal was born at Skull Shoals, Greene County, Georgia, on November 23, 1812. He earned his way through the State Academy at Athens by teaching and keeping books. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832. Soon afterward he went as an aide to Gen. John E. Wool to remove the Cherokees to Indian Territory. (That is the enlistment he was talking about in his letter). While on that expedition he married a full-blood Cherokee named Sarah, daughter of Chief John Ridge. He was known as an intense Union man. He was one of Sam Houston's supporters in opposition to secession and during the Civil War was jailed, threatened by a mob, and held for trial by a court-martial because of reports of his Unionist sympathies. Later in life he was deeply involved with the Trail of Tears as a lawyer representing the Cherokee. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: 1836 Location: Lexington, Georgia HWAC# 57444