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Message from the Franklin [state] Council of Officers to John Tipton and George Maxwell
Franklin (state). Council of Officers
March 03, 1788
Volume 22, Page 715

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IN A COUNCIL OF OFFICERS AT GRANVILLE, THE 3RD OF MARCH, 1788.

Gentlemen:—

We have received your flag of true dated 29th February, 1788, but as we do not fully comprehend its contents, you have not put it in our power to give any answer thereto. But it is the sentiment of our council, equally now as heretofore, to be amenable to the laws of the Union for our conduct, and flatter ourselves that you will be answerable to the same laws for your proceedings, and actuated by principles of humanity and justice and discretion of the people, and honor of both parties. This council wishes that a convention of the people may be called with the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, this council remains peaceably disposed until the arrival of another flag of truce from you.

JOHN SEVIER, P.

N. B. As a proof of our peaceable disposition, we have already given up some property taken and are willing to give up the rest, and hope that your party will also return the property that fell into your hands.

Endorsement:

Colonel John Tipton and George Maxwell. Honored by Mr. Robert Young and Nath. Evans.