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Letter from Waightstill Avery to Richard Caswell
Avery, Waightstill, 1741-1821
September 1777
Volume 11, Page 608

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Sending a copy of his own letter to the N. C. Agent in the Cherokee Nation, dated Sept. 5, 1777, to Gov. Caswell, Waightstill Avery writes to the latter as follows:

General Rutherford has never sent any Talks to the Indians this summer. The Indians were very anxious to receive a talk directly from the Great Beloved Man of North Carolina before they ventured themselves down into this State. Perhaps it might have a very good tendency to send a talk to them to meet at Cathey's Fort. They imagine that your Excellency has neglected them.

Yours most respectfully,
His Excellency the Gov.

General Rutherford has shewed the greatest reluctance to appoint a Commissary, and not being done when I came away, I do not know but he may refuse, and the Indians be under a necessity of returning home directly from the Fort, for want of provisions for their march down.

W. A.