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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the Superintendent for Indian Affairs for the Southern District
United States. Continental Congress
October 10, 1786
Volume 18, Page 760

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DIRECTIONS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
October 10th, 1786.

On the report of a Committee to whom was referred a letter from the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern District, and a Motion from the State of Georgia.

Resolved, That the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District be, and he is hereby directed, to repair to the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, agreeably to the Resolution of Congress of the 6th of the present Month; and as there is reason to believe there are Animosities existing between the Indian Nations and the Inhabitants of the Frontiers of North Carolina and Georgia, the said Superintendent is hereby directed to investigate the causes of the uneasiness and report the same to Congress with all convenient dispatch, in order that such Measures may be adopted as may be most consistent with the Interest of the United States and safety of their Citizens.

That the said Superintendent be, and he is hereby directed, in the course of his examination and in the execution of the duties of his Office to confer and consult with the Executives of the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and that it be, and it is hereby recommended to them, to afford him all the aid and Protection in their power for the purposes above mentioned.

Resolved, That if upon due examination it shall be discovered that the Indians should Refuse reasonable Terms of pacification, and evince a disposition to commit or continue hostilities upon the Citizens of the said States, whose Inhabitants are subject to the effects of such hostilities, be informed that Congress are determined always to afford the most ample protection in their power to the citizens of the United States.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sec'ty.