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to express to you that if this measure could at any Time be admissible without special Authority for so doing that this is not the moment -- and further that I shall believe it my Duty to prevent the Sur- vey of all Lands, Designation of their Boun- daries by marking of Trees, monuments of Stone or otherwise not only within the unextinguished Claims of any Nation or Tribe of Indians, but throughout the whole Territory - save those parts which have or may be alienated - until the Contrary be signified to me in due Form as the pleasure of sovereign Authority
Winthrop Sargent
acting as Governour
of the Territory aforesaid.

Territory of the United States
Northwest of the river Ohio
Notification            Decr. 15th. 179 --
Is hereby again repeated, that the cutting down of Trees or barking the same upon any of the Sections of Land within the surveyed Tracts of this Territory which it has been ordained by Congress shall be reserved for future

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