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Accounts of those who have designs on Indian lands

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date February 2, 1789
Author Name Joseph Martin (primary) Location: Fort Patrick Henry
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Martin describes efforts by a convention of people to enter into resolves to raise men to defend themselves outside of the authority of the North Carolina legislature. Mentions a certain Alexander Outlaw as the leader. Corntassel has thought it best to burn the towns of the culprits, by which means they would return to their allegiance. So great a thirst for Indian lands prevails that every method will be taken to prevent a treaty with the Indians.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Joseph Martin; convention; North Carolina Legislature; Alexander Outlaw; Corntassel; culprits; Indians; ;
Related Places Fort Patrick Henry; North Carolina; ;
Keywords treaty; convention; burning of towns; allegiances; treaty; Indian affairs; Indian relation; ;
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