1720 Treaty. Meherrin Indians make peace with the Connestogo, Ganowass and Showanoe Indians.
“Pursuant to the Orders of this Board the Chiefmen deputed by the several Indian Nations Tributarys to this Government Viz. the Nottoways, Maherine, Nansemond, Saponies, Totteros, Stukannoes, Oeconeeche’s, attended the Governor and Council, and were told that the Govemour of Pennsylvania having in behalf of the Connestogo, Ganowass and Showanoe Indians living under that Government sent hither to desire a peace with the said Tributary Indians and for that purpose sent two Belts of Wampum in token of their Friendship… the said Deputys in behalf of their respective Nations Declared that they were very desirous on their part to live in Peace with the said Pensilvania Indians and accordingly did agree that from henceforth there shall be a firm Peace between them and the said Indians of the Conestago Ganowass and Showanoe Nations, And that for preventing all occasions of future Discord; they will not at any time herafter… Cross the great Mountains nor pass to the Northward of Potomack River And it is further agreed that at a Confirmation of this Peace, One belt of Wampum shal be made by the Nottoway, Maherine and Nansemond Indians and one other by the Saponie, Tottero Stukanox Occonechee Indians and delivered to the Governor…” Virginia Executive Journals o f Council (Mcllwaine) III: 533-534. November 12, 1720.