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Object ID 1987.034.001
Object Name Book
Scope & Content Photocopy of pages 650-681 and 762-785 of Colonial Records of North Carolina, ed. by William L. Saunders. Vol. X.

COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1776:
Of particular interest for Cherokee research:

p. 660 -- Letter of Rutherford to William Christian, 5 July (plans for the Cherokee War).

p. 661 -- Letter of Rutherford to Council of Safety, 5 July (requests for equipment and money for the planned Cherokee War).

p. 667 -- Letter of president Rutledge of South Carolina to the North Carolina Council of Safety, 7 July (regarding Cameron's arrest of the Hamptons and the SC plans for war including a copy of the letter Rutledge sent Major Williamson about the planned war).

p. 659 -- Letter of Gen. C. Lee to Council of Safety, 7 July (calling for a strike against the Cherokees to be used to intimidate the other Indians).

p.660 -- Deposition of Jarret Williams, (regarding Cherokee activities).

p. 662 -- Letter of Rutherford to Council of Safety, 12 July (stating the danger from the Cherokees and requesting additional supplies).

p.665 -- Letter of Charles Roberson and James Smith at Watauga to the North Carolina Council of Safety, 13 July (regarding the actions of Cameron, the Cherokee, and the Northern Indian delegation).

p.669 -- Letter of Rutherford to Council of Safety, 14 July (stating Cherokee danger and announcing that he was moving against the Cherokees).

p. 671 -- letter of President Page of the Virginia Council of Safety to the North Carolina Council, 26 July (regarding Virginia supplying lead to NC for the coming Cherokee War).

p.679 -- Letter of NC delegates to Continental Congress, 29 July (regarding Congressional resolution directing NC, VA, and GA to assist SC in war against the Cherokee).

p. 680 -- Letter of Council of Safety (NC) to President Page of the VA Council, 30 July (regarding coordination in the coming invasion of the
Cherokee Nation).

p. 681-- Letter of John Hancock President of the Continental Congress, to the NC Council, 30 July (giving Congressional approval to the war against the "savages" and directing that the war be carried to the heart of the enemy's country).

p. 762 -- Letter of John Stuart to Lord Germain, 23 August 1776.

p. 763 -- Letter of Henry Stuart to John Stuart, 25 August 1776.


Catalog type Archive
Title Colonial Records of North Carolina
Collection Colonial Records of North Carolina
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact