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Letter from James White to Richard Caswell
White, James, 1749-1809
June 01, 1787
Volume 20, Page 713

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Fayetteville, June 1st, 1787.


As I am under the necessity of troubling you for your Warrant for that part of my Salary which remains due to me for going & returning from the Delegation, and for your Warrant also to enable me to proceed next Nov. as the Honbl. the Legislature was pleased to appoint; I take the liberty to trouble you, at the same time, with some dispatches which are the result of my tour to the Creek Nation, they may serve to throw some light on Indian affairs in that quarter, if they should be an object of your attention. For this reason I have left them unsealed which defect I flatter myself you will be good enough to supply and Transmit the Papers by the very Earliest opportunity to Congress. As Superintendent of Indian Affairs I should have informed your Excellency that I was instructed by Congress to promise their aid & protection to the Southern States, when ever their Indian affairs should require it, but that the Tranquility which the State enjoyed made such Information not Immediately Necessary. I have the Honor to be.

Your Excellency’s obedt. & Humble Servt.,