The Treaty of Dumplin Creek
Franklin's only treaty
Signed on June 10, 1785, the Treaty of Dumplin Creek was the only such document made by the State of Franklin. The commissioner, Governor John Sevier, was joined by signatory Cherokee chiefs King of the Cherokee Ancoo of Chota, Abraham of Chilhowee, the Sturgeon of Tallasee, and the Bard of the Valley Towns. The treaty ceded territory south of the French Broad and Holston Rivers and west of the Big Pigeon River and east of the ridge dividing Little River from the Tennessee River to the State of Franklin. (1)
(1) Kevin T. Barksdale, The Lost State of Franklin: America's First Secession, New Directions in Southern History (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009), [Page 107].