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Speech by Geo. L. Nelson Ladies & Gentlemen it affords me great pleasure t have the privilege of meeting you today, in the first Convention of the Indians of Virginia in the past 250 years. We who have met hear today from the different tribes connected with [?] King porvatan [?] Confederacy of the ancient day should feel glad that the pages of history is one more unfolded So that this Generation can recall the past Events of our Noble Ancestors. I also behold in [?] are representatives of the 4 nations the Pumunkey, Mattepong, Chichinines,and Rappahanisuchs. Knowing that we have men more capable of giving us the Birds Eye Version of the conditions that Exist today I shall confine myself to certain principles in confirming a union of Confederacy of Va Maryland & Delaware. So Gentlemen my subject shall be the Benefits of the Imdians forming in to an organized union first I want for the benefit of those who might not be so well acquainted with the possessions controlled by King Powhatan, I find that King Powhatan controlled an arrie of 8500 square miles of territory stretching over the state of the Western part of Maryland
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