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Letter from William Tryon to John Rutherford, Robert Palmer, and John Frohock
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
June 06, 1767
Volume 07, Page 468

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[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to John Rutherford, Robert Palmer
and John Frohock, Esquires

June 6th 1767.

You are hereby directed to proceed in running the dividing line between the western frontiers of this province and the Cherokee hunting grounds which was begun the 4th instant on the south side of Reedy river where the South Carolina line terminates. The courses of this line to be run conformable to the Cherokee Chiefs agreement at a meeting held at Fort Prince George the 20th of October 1765, an extract from which I now inclose you. You will therefore pursue a north course till you get into the mountains and from thence a straight course to Chiswell's mines. If it is possible I must strongly recommend to you to run the dividing line through the whole of the western frontiers, but if from the impractibility of passing over the mountains, or other unforeseen circumstances should arise that may impede the full execution of this service, you will govern yourselves in such a manner as will be most beneficial to the publick interest, and best answer the intentions of the legislature of this province and my best wishes, therefore reposing great trust and confidence in your diligence and prudence, I do give you gentlemen, full power and authority to do all manner of things, and execute any instrument that may confirm and bear record of the execution of the above service, and do declare that any act, or acts, so confirmed and executed, provided you are unanimous in your resolutions, shall be valid and binding, till his Majesty's pleasure shall be known, therefore wishing you, Gentlemen, success in this expedition,

I am &c.