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Letter from William Tryon to John Stuart
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 17, 1766
Volume 07, Pages 220-221

[B. P. R. O. Am. & West Ind. Vol. 269.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to Mr Stuart, Superintendent &c

North Carolina
Brunswick 17th June 1766.

I had the satisfaction to receive your letter of the 28th of last month by Mr London, with a Cherokee Talk, and an extract from Mr Cameron's letter; I now only wait for Mr Palmer, the Surveyor General, coming into Brunswick from Bath Town, to hold a Council, when I shall communicate the whole of your correspondence, and hope by the time you promise me with a visit, to be able to accommodate the requisitions of the Indians, to the satisfaction of all Parties.

If the line the Cherokees propose to be run is continued in a straight course from Reedy river to Chiswell's Lead Mines, I am informed, that a considerable part of Mecklenburg, and great part of Rowan Counties, will be left to the westward of the said Line, and consequently. a large body of Inhabitants will be shut out of this Province; I therefore think the first proposition of the Indians, the most easy to be effected, vidt: A north course to be run from Reedy River to the mountains and from thence a straight course to the mines; but this you will be a better Judge of, when I have the pleasure of shewing you the rough sketch I have obtained of our Western Frontier Counties.

The 17th of last month, the Sachem of Tuscaroras waited on me, with very good credentials from Sir William Johnson. He applied to me for leave to sell part of the Lands belonging to his Nation, in this Colony, to support the expence of as many of his Subjects on the Roanoke, as are willing to join the six Nations; I could not comply with his request, without the consent of the General Assembly, their lands being appropriated to them, by an Act of the Legislature of this Province, I have therefore persuaded him, to go to his

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people settled on the Roanoke, and remain with them, till the meeting of the General Assembly, to be held at Newbern next October, when I assured him I would give all the assistance in my power, and in the mean time, promised to write to Sir William Johnson to desire he would acquaint the six Nations of the cause of his delayed return to them.

I hope you have had an opportunity of congratulating your new Governor on his safe arrival among you; and that nothing will impede my soon experiencing the pleasure of your company in this more solitary part of the world.

I am Sir &c