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Letter from William Tryon to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
July 15, 1767
Volume 07, Pages 508-509

[From Tryon's Letter Book.]
Letter from Governor Tryon to the Board of Trade

Brunswick 15th July 1767.

The service I have been upon to ascertain with the Indians a boundary line between the western frontiers of this province and the Cherokee hunting grounds, was completed the 13th of June last, by the commissioners I appointed to carry into execution the said

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service. The deed the commissioners executed jointly with the indians, together with every other paper and matter relative to this business, I have transmitted to his Majesty's Secretary of State, to whom I beg leave to refer your Lordships, and to the minutes of the Council I now transmit to your Lordships up to this day.

The line was begun and run from where the dividing line between South Carolina and the Cherokee hunting grounds terminated on Reedy River, steering a north course into the mountains, computed to be sixty miles from the said river. Upon finding it impossible to proceed over the mountains, it was agreed in the above mentioned deed, that a direct line from the mountain they stopt at (named Tryon mountain) to Chiswell's mines, should with the line they actually ran, be the boundary between this province and the Cherokee nation: This line it is supposed will run along the ridge of the blue mountains, its course to the eastward of north, and distant sixty or seventy miles from the mountains to the mines.

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