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Petition by James Blount for the Tuscarora Nation concerning a land patent
James Blount, Tuscarora chief
September 25, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 785-786

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

We the Tuskarora Indians Petition Your Excely and Counsel to Grant a Pattent or some Better Title for Our Land for the White folks tells this is good for Nothing and they Come and Settle Without leave fall Our Timber and Drive Stocks of all sorts: We hope Care will be Taken

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to protect us in Quiet Possession of Our Lands and from the White People Abusing us

By order
JAMES BLOUNT
For the Tuskarora Nation

Sept. 25th 1757.