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Proclamation by Samuel Johnston concerning encroachments on Native American land
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
July 29, 1788
Volume 21, Pages 487-488

BY HIS EXCELLENCY SAMUEL JOHNSTON, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR, CAPTAIN GENERAL AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN & OVER THE SAID STATE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, it has been represented to me that several ill disposed persons within the District of Washington have been guilty of Committing

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Outrages against the Indian Inhabitants & have in a most cruel & unjustifiable manner put some of these People to Death,

I do therefore by and with the Advice & Consent of the Council of State, strictly enjoin all the Citizens of this State from going on the Frontiers assigned to the Indians or Committing any Hostilities against them without the express Order & permission of the Commanding Officer of the said District.

Given under my hand & great Seal of the said State at Hillsborough, this 29th day of July, 1788.

SAM. JOHNSTON.