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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Proclamation from Samuel Johnston concerning a petition from inhabitants of the Washington District
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
July 30, 1788
Volume 21, Page 488

[From Executive Letter Book.]

His Excellency Saml. Johnston, Esqr., Governor, &c., of the said State, to Sundry Inhabitants on the Indian Territory in the District of Washington.

I some time past received a Petition signed by you which I have laid before the Council of State, which having taken under their consideration have advised me to lay it before the General Assembly, who have it more amply in their power to afford you the relief prayed for in your Petition.

In the meantime I have to recommend to you that you conduct yourselves in an orderly and peaceable manner, which will ensure to you the support & protection of this State in every instance not incompatible with Treaties binding on the State.

Given under my hand and Seal at Arms at Hillsborough this 30th day of July, 1788.