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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the cession of Western lands
United States. Continental Congress
August 09, 1786
Volume 18, Page 715

RESOLVE OF CONGRESS RESPECTING THE CESSION OF WESTERN TERRITORY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
August 9, 1886.

Whereas, The States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York & Virginia, have in consequence of the recommendation of Congress of the sixth day of September, 1780, made Cessions of their Claims to Western Territory, to the United States in Congress Assembled for the use of the United States.

Resolved, That the said subject be again presented to the view of the States of North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia who have not complied with so reasonable a proposition, and that they be once more solicited to Consider with Candor and Liberality the expectations of their sister States, and the earnest and repeated applications made to them by Congress on this subject.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sec'ty.