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From John Adams to United States Senate, 8 January 1798

United States January 8. 1798.

Gentlemen of the Senate

The Situation of Affairs, between Some of the Citizens of the United States, and the Cherokee Indians, has evinced the Propriety of holding a Treaty with that Nation, to extinguish by purchase, their Right to certain parcells of Land, and to adjust and Settle other points relative to the Safety and Conveniency of our Citizens. With this view, I nominate

Fisher Ames of Dedham in the State of Massachusetts

Bushrod Washington of Richmond in the State of Virginia and

Alfred Moore of North Carolina to be Commissioners of the United States, with full Powers to hold Conferences and conclude a Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians for the Purposes before mentioned.

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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