Tuscarora Chief James Blount 1757 Petition

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

Petition by James Blount for the Tuscarora Nation concerning a land patent

James Blount, Tuscarora chief

September 25, 1757

Volume 05, Pages 785-786


[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

We the Tuskarora Indians Petition Your Excely and Counsel to Grant a Pattent or some Better Title for Our Land for the White folks tells this is good for Nothing and they Come and Settle Without leave fall Our Timber and Drive Stocks of all sorts: We hope Care will be Taken

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to protect us in Quiet Possession of Our Lands and from the White People Abusing us

By order

JAMES BLOUNT

For the Tuskarora Nation

Sept. 25th 1757.

http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr05-0301

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About Roberta Estes

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