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Opening Address from Commissioners at Hopewell Treaty

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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. view image
Document Information
Date November 22, 1785
Author Name Commissioners for Treaty of Hopewell, 1785 Location: Hopewell on Keowee, South Carolina
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Commissioners state that they have been sent by Congress to meet to headmen of Cherokees. Express good wishes. The recount the contributions of Cherokees during the American Revolutionary War. Make reference to the sovereignty of congress, to a map, and point out that Congress wants none of their lands. Will listen to any grievances.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes American State Papers, Senate, 1st Congress, 1st Session, Indian Affairs: Vol 1, p 40-41
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Hawkins; Andrew Pickens; Joseph Martin; Laughlin McIntosh; William Blount; John King; Thomas Glasscock; Cherokees; headmen; warriors; James Madison; Arthur Coody; interpreters; wives and children; United States; King of Great Britain; Congress; ;
Related Places Hopewell; South Carolina; North Carolina; Georgia; Keowee River; ;
Keywords address; distinction of color; differences in our customs; humane and generous act; late war; good talks; sovereign; map; lands; grievances; ;
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