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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Blount
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 03, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 517-518

[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Kinston,
3d. September, 1785.


Herewith you will receive a Commission appointing you Agent for this State to attend the treaties to be held by Commissioners appointed by Congress with the Cherokees and other Southern Indians.

I am therefore to request you will repair to Golphenton in the State of Georgia in time to be present at the treaty, to be held by the said Commissioners there, with the Creek Indians on the third Monday in September Instant, and from thence after the Business of the treaty being Completed you will proceed to the treaty to be held on Kiowee in the State of South Carolina at each of which treaties, as the representative or Agent of the State, you will be pleased to use your best endeavours to advance the Interest of the State and prevent any encroachment upon the Territory or Liberties of the same.

As I have particularly to recommend to your attention, at present, I can only add that your Country has the utmost reliance on your Integrity and abilities, and that I have the strongest confidence

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in your inclination to serve her in this Business in which I wish you the greatest success.

You will be pleased to make me a report of your proceedings in time to be laid before the General Assembly in November next.

With great respect and esteem I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obed. & very humble Servant,