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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Thursday April 17, 1828
Volume 1 No. 9
Page 3 Col 1

From what has taken place between the Cherokees and the State of Georgia, and the frequent hostile feelings expressed by the leading men of the latter, it cannot otherwise be expected but that there should be considerable prejudice and animosity of feeling existing on both sides.  It is even thought by some of our Citizens that a Georgian must necessarily be an enemy to Indians.  This is a great mistake, which it is our wish to do away.  It is true that the proceedings of the Legislature of the State towards us, have been far from being Christian and friendly, yet this does by no means shew [sic], that all the private citizens will deal with us in a similar manner.  There are many who are real friends to the Indian; many whose friendship we greatly prize.- Among this number we include the writer of a letter, (with whom we have no personal acquaintance) of which the following is an extract.

 "I pray God that your laudable exertions may be blessed by civilizing and evangelizing all such of your tribe as are yet in a state of ignorance, and that the influence of your paper may reach every tribe on this Continent.  I hope ere long to see the Redeemer's standard hoisted and planted in the heart of every tribe and kindred in America-when all commotions and angry feeling shall be buried in oblivion, and all become the family of God, and enjoy the blessed communion of our Great Redeemer, without any distinction of name or sect."

 We add our hearty amen to the above.