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Letter from Samuel Johnston to Alexander McGillivray
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
November 29, 1788
Volume 21, Pages 507-508

[From Executive Letter Book.]

State of North Carolina,
Fayetteville, 29th Nov., 1788


The General Assembly of this State having appointed a Commissioner to negotiate in Conjunction with the Commissioners of South Carolina & Georgia a Treaty with all the Indian Nations on the Frontiers in the Nighborhood of this State particularly the Cherokees and Chickamawgas and as it is under stood that your Nation are in alliance, and Amity with those people I am desired to inform you of the measures at the same time to assure you that the people of this State hold in the utmost abhorrence the conduct of

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those men who under the sanction of a Flag were guilty of so atrocious a violation of the Laws of Nations.

I am desired to inform you that this State averse to the shedding of Human Blood are desirous of living in peace & amity with all their neighbours, they would wish in particular to cultivate a good understanding with the Creek Nation and their Allies and will at all times be ready to treat with them on any subject that relates to their mutual advantage & tranquility.

It will afford me a very sensible pleasure to contribute to the utmost of my power to these desirable Ends.

I shall expect your answer stating your Sentiments on this Subject with all that Candor and Ingenuity with which your Character is marked. Permit me to recommend the bearer to your protection.

I have the honor to be, &c.,

P. S. I have seen your Letter to Messrs. Bledsoe & Robertson, the latter is now with me and professes the firmest confidence in your friendship & Candour.