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Title:[Affidavit of James Robertson] 1784 Apr. 16 : a machine-readable transcription of an image
Author:Robertson, James

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Date: April 16, 1784
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is an affidavit given by James Robertson on April 16, 1784 regarding one Major John Reid's journey to treat with the Chickasaw Indians.
Collection: James Robertson

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Hilsborough April the 16th 1784

I do hereby Scertify [certify] that in the month of May 1783 Majr [Major] John Reid came to the Settlement on Cumberland River, in the State of North Carolina with Talks from the Governor of Virginia , to the chiefs of theChicasaws, [Chickasaws] at which Time he the said Majr [Major] Reid delivered me a letter from Colo [Colonel] John Donaldson , a commissioner to Treat with the Chicasaws, [Chickasaws] Requesting me to furnish Majr [Major] Reid with such guids [guides] as should be required to go with him to the Chicasaws [Chickasaws] Nation, upon which Majr [Major] Reid applied to me to know the number that would be necessary for the above journey upon which I tould [told] him, I thought two was as small a number as he possably [possibly] could think to go with which number he ingaged [engaged] and no more

Jas. [James] Robertson
[added: Test [Testified]]
John Nichols

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