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Special Message

November 10, 1791

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

The resolution passed at the last session of Congress, requesting the president of the United States to cause an estimate to be laid before Congress at their next session of the quantity and situation of the lands not claimed by the Indians nor granted to nor claimed by any of the citizens of the United States within the territory ceded to the United States by the State of North Carolina and within the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, has been referred to the Secretary of State, a copy of whose report on that subject I now lay before you, together with the copy of a letter accompanying it.


George Washington, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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