Letter from Richard Caswell to William Blount and Joseph
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
Volume 17, Pages 516-517
GOV. CASWELL TO THE HON'BLE WM. BLOUNT &
COL. JOSEPH MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
North Carolina, Kinston,
You will receive herewith a commission appointing you to treat with the Cherokee
Indians, in Consequence of which you will be pleased to receive and distribute
the goods destined by the General
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Assembly to be
given to the said Indians at or near Fort Rutledge in the State of South
Carolina. At the same time, that a treaty is to be held next month, by the
Commissioners appointed by Congress for treating with them.
In this Business I refer you to the Act of Assembly for your Government, and
request that you will report to me your proceedings, in time to be laid before
the General Assembly on the first Monday in November next.
With great respect & esteem I am Gentlemen,
Your most obedient & very humble Servant,