I am distressed with the repeated complaints of the Indians, respecting the daily intrusion of our people on their Lands beyond French Broad River. I beg you Sir, to prevent the injuries these Savages justly complain of, who are constantly imploring protection of the State, and appealing to its Justice in vain.
By interposing your influence on these our unruly Citizens I think will have sufficient weight without going into extremities disgraceful to them and disagreeable to the State. You will therefore please to warn these intruders off the Lands reserved for the Indians by the late Act of the Assembly, that they remove immediately, at least
The Indian Goods are not yet arrived from Philadelphia, through the inclemency of the late Season. As soon as they will be in the State, I shall send them to the great Island & hold a Treaty with the Cherokees.