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title:“A Resolution Authorizing the Drafting of a Remonstrance to the Continental Congress, Protesting Formal Recognition of an Indiana Company Petition”
authors:George Mason
date written:1779-11-13

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Mason, George. "Letter to the Continental Congress, Protesting Formal Recognition of an Indiana Company Petition." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 2. Ed. Robert A. Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 549. Print.
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A Resolution Authorizing the Drafting of a Remonstrance to the Continental Congress, Protesting Formal Recognition of an Indiana Company Petition (November 13, 1779)

[13 November 1779]
IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES–
RESOLVED, nemine Contradicente, that Remonstrance be drawn up the the honourable the American Congress, firmly asserting the Rights of this Commonwealth, to its own Territory, complaining of their having received petitions from certain persons stiling themselves the Indiana, or Vandalia Companys, upon Claims, which not only interfere with the Laws and interal Policy, but tend to subvert the Government of this Commonwealth, and introduce general Confusion; And expressly excepting and protesting against the jurisdiction of Congress therein, as unwarranted by the fundamental Principles of the Confederation.

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