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Letter from John Rutledge to Richard Caswell
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
March 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 417

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Chas. Town, March 10th 1777.

Dear Sir:—I think it necessary to acquaint you, that. in consequence of a solicitation for peace, by Deputies from the Cherokee Nation an ordinance has been passed here, for appointing Andrew Williamson, LeRoy Hammond, George Galphin, William Henry Drayton, and Daniel Hony Esq., Commissioners and Empowering them or a majority of them, to meet such Commissioners as may be appointed by North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, or any of them in Congress with the Cherokee Indians, or their Deputies, to conclude a peace with the Cherokee Nation, upon such terms as may be just and Equitable. The time and place agreed on by the Cherokee Deputies who came hither for this intended Congress, are, the seventh day of May next, and Dewit's Corner, of which I have sent notice to Georgia, and now send it to Virginia. Peace with the Indians being a desirable object, I doubt not, that you and these States will appoint proper Commissioners to meet our Commissioners and the Indian Deputies, as above proposed, furnished with powers to conclude a Treaty of peace.

I am with great esteem, Sir,
Your obed and very hble. serv't.,
His Excellency. Gov. Caswell.