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Letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
October 11, 1786
Volume 18, Page 762

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of the Secretary of Congress,
October 11th, 1786.


I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed an Act of the United States in Congress Assembled, for the appointment of a Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern District, the election of Mr. James White to that Office; and an Act directing him to repair to the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and to investigate the causes of the Uneasiness between the Indian Nations and the frontier Inhabitants of North Carolina & Georgia; in which investigation he is to consult with the Executives of the three States, who are requested to afford him all the aid and protection in their power. Also, a resolution to inform the Executives of the States whose Citizens are subject to the effects of Indian Hostilities, that in case the Indians refuse reasonable terms of pacification and evince a hostile disposition, Congress will afford the most ample protection in their power to the Citizens of the United States.

With the Greatest Respect,
I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's most Obedient
And most Humble Servt.,