1819 Br. Charles Hicks and other Cherokee leaders sign a treaty in Washington that the Moravian Church leaders in Salem declare has fixed the borders for “that portion of the [Cherokee] nation which desires to remain there and enjoy the advantages of civilization.”
1822 Church leaders agree with the Female Missionary Society in Salem to arrange preaching “once a month” for Africans.
1857 The first lots in Salem (with the exception of the Salem Manufacturing Co. in 1836) are sold. The first 16 deeds are dated 13 March. Citizens — any citizens — can now own the land on which they live in Salem.
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