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Minutes of the Virginia Governor's Council
Virginia. Council
August 12, 1713
Volume 02, Page 57

[B. P. R. O. B. T. Virginia. Vol. 58.]

The 12th day of August 1713.

On reading at this Board a Copy of the articles of peace concluded between the Government of North Carolina and King Blunt and others of the Tuscaruro Nation. It appearing that in the said Treaty no notice is taken of any of her Majesty's other plantations, although the Government of North Carolina could not be ignorant that on their account this Country hath been particularly in open hostility with the Tuscaruros & that in all the advances made by the said Tuscaruro Nation for making Peace with this Colony particular stipulations have been insisted on by this Government in favour of the people of Carolina; and since before the conclusion of the said Treaty with Carolina the Governor did by several Letters desire that Virginia might be included or that Blunt should be sent in hither to treat a part and give assurance of his future peaceable behaviour to the Inhabitants of this Colony. The Council cannot but consider this proceeding of the Government of North Carolina as an act highly prejudicial to her Majesty's service very disrespectfull to this Country and ill deserving that assistance which has been given from hence in the Exigency of their Affairs. And therefore the Council are further of Opinion that the orders for seizing such of the Tuscaruros as shall come within this Colony be continued and the prisoners now in custody secured untill the said Blunt shall come in to conclude a Peace with this Colony. And the Governor is desired to insist with the President of Carolina that he be sent in accordingly.