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East Tennessee, Pre-1796

Request to Colonel John Tipton to Surrender, 1788

From The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. XXII, p. 714


State of Franklin, February 27, 1788

In a Council of the Officers to Secure the Rights of the Citizens in this State, and from Motives to Establish Peace and Good Order--

It is our request to Colonel John Tipton, that he and the party now in his house surrender themselves to the discretion of the people of Franklin within thirty minutes from the arrival of the flag of truce.

John Sevier, C. Genl.

Honored by Colonel Conway. To Colonel John Tipton and the party in his house.

State of Franklin

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