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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the North Carolina cession act
United States. Continental Congress
May 23, 1785
Volume 17, Page 458

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS RECOMMENDING A REPEAL OF THE ACT FOR REPEALING THE CESSION ACT.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
May 23d, 1785.

As the State of New York the Commonweath of Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have each made a Cession of western Territory to the United States, and Congress are ever disposed to attend to the reasonable expectations of each of the States in the Union touching their public services and expences.

Resolved, that it be and it is hereby recommended to the State of North Carolina to reconsider the principles of Magnanimity and Justice that induced the passing of their Act of the 2d of June, 1784, and evince the operation of the same sentiments by repealing their act of the 20th day of November, 1784, and directing their Delegates in Congress to furnish a new proof of their Liberality in the execution of a Deed to the United States of the Territory ceded by the Act of the 2d of June aforesaid.

CHAS. THOMSON.