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Declaration by William Blount concerning the treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Nation
Blount, William, 1749-1800
November 28, 1785
Volume 17, Page 580

PROTEST BY MAJ. WM. BLOUNT, AGENT OF N. C.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

The underwritten agent on the part of the State of North Carolina protests against the treaty at this Instant about to be signed and entered into between Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Pickens, Joseph Martin and Lackland McIntosh Commissioners on the part of the United States of America, and the Cherokee Indians on the other part as containing several stipulations that infringe and violate the Legislative rights of that State.


Done at Hopewell on Keeowee November 28th, 1785.
WM. BLOUNT.