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Circular letter from Charles Thomson to the state governors
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
April 22, 1786
Volume 18, Page 599

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of the Secretary of Congress,
April 22nd, 1786.



In obedience to the Order of Congress I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency herewith enclosed Copies of the Treaties, which the United States in Congress Assembled, have by their Commissioners entered into with the Shawanese, Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations.

Considering how much the Security, Comfort and happiness of the frontier Settlements depend on being at Peace with the Neighboring Indians, and how important it is to the whole Confederacy that the Savages on our border be impressed with a Sacred Regard for treaties; and with a firm, unshaken confidence in our Justice, honor and National faith solemnly pledged, I have no doubt but your Excellency will exert all the Means in your power, to enforce a due observance of the several Articles of these Treaties, so far as they concern your State or relate to the Conduct of its Citizens.

I have the Honor to be, with the greatest respect,
Your Excellency's most obedient & most Humble Servt.,