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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Blount and Joseph Martin
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 03, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 516-517

GOV. CASWELL TO THE HON'BLE WM. BLOUNT & COL. JOSEPH MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Kinston,
3d. Sept., 1785.

Gentlemen:

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,
R. CASWELL.