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Letter from Thomas Pinckney to Samuel Johnston
Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828
February 18, 1788
Volume 21, Pages 448-449

GOV. THOMAS PINKNEY TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston, South Carolina, 18 February, 1788.

Sir:

I have the honor of informing you that in pursuance of the Act of Congress of the 26th of October last respecting a treaty to be held with the Creek & Cherokee Nations of Indians a Commissioner has been appointed by this State and provision made for defraying our Quota of the Expence.

Altho’ this State is not the immediate object of the Enmity of either Nation, yet you may be assured Sir that nothing will be warting on our part to put a stop to Hostilities which from the mode in which war is in General Conducted by the Savages are attended with the most distressing circumstances, and I have no doubt but that the

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benevolence of the State of North Carolina will induce the adoption of such measures as may tend to expedite so desirable a purpose.

I have the honor to be,
With the greatest consideration & respect,
Your Excellency’s Most Obedt. Humble Servt.,
THOMAS PINKNEY.