Tuscarora and Meherrin Complaint, 1758

Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council

North Carolina. Council

November 26, 1758 – November 29, 1758

Volume 05, Pages 994-995

Upon Complaint of King Blunt and the rest of the Tuskarora Indians that Humphry Bate had settled upon their Lands without their consent contrary to an Act of Assembly of this Province made in the year 1748

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to prevent any person from settling on their Lands notwithstanding any Patents granted for any part within their district,

Ordered that the Attorney General do Prosecute the said Humphry Bate unless he quits the said Land.

Upon Complaint of the Meherrin Indians being distrubed in their possessions by several persons contrary to an Act of Assembly of this Province passed in the year 1729

Ordered that the Attny General do prosecute all persons who disturb the said Meherrin Indians in their Possessions.


About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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