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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning slaves taken by the British
United States. Continental Congress
August 09, 1786
Volume 18, Page 715

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
August 9th, 1786.

On a report of Committee to whom was referred a Letter from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Resolved, That the Secretary of Foreign Affairs cause to be made out a Separate list of the Numbers, Names and Owners of the negroes belonging to the Citizens of each State, and carried away by the British in Contravention of the late Treaty of Peace, and that he transmit the said lists to the Executives of the States to which they respectively belong.