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Our Nation is Determined to be at Peace

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Date May 23, 1793
Author Name Chiefs of the Cherokees (primary) Location: Estanaula
Recipient Name William Blount (primary)
Summary The Cherokee chiefs offer assurances that, unlike the Creeks, they seek peace with the United States. They do not want to be blamed for any of the Creek depredations.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups William Blount; Chiefs of the Cherokees; Little Turkey; John Watts; seven others; Northward Indians; white people; Creeks; beloved men; heads and warriors of our nation; traders; ;
Related Places Estanaula; Will's town; ;
Keywords peace; hatchet; damages; danger; war; pity; powder and lead; hunting; ;
Key Phrases Our nation is determined to be at peace and we hope you will not blame us for any damages that may happen to you. Be on your guard against them as we inform you of danger. As [the Creeks] are always going to war, we hope you will not look to us for what they do to you;

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