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Letter from Charles Thomson to Samuel Johnston
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
September 04, 1788
Volume 21, Pages 495-496

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Office of Secretary of Congress,
September 4th, 1788.

I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency herewith enclosed a proclamation issued by the United States in Congress Assembled & sundry Resolutions passed by them touching intrusions upon the hunting grounds reserved by the Treaty to the Cherokees, & unprovoked outrages committed upon the said Indians. I trust your Excellency will as far as depends on you, use your influence that the proclamation & measures taken by Congress may have the intended

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effect to restore peace & harmony between the Citizens of the United States and the Cherokees & to prevent any further invasions of their respective rights and possessions. I also enclose a Copy of the papers which have been transmitted to Congress respecting Hostilities alleged to have been committed by John Sevier & others into which you are earnestly requested to cause enquiry to be made & if found true to take measures to have the perpetrators thereof apprehended & punished.

With the greatest Respect, &c.