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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday May 21, 1828
Volume 1 No. 13
Page 2 Col. 5b

At the last Circuit Court held in Hightower, three persons were convicted for stealing horses out of Carrol [sic] Co. & were sentenced to receive fifty lashes each.  These persons, we are told, stole upon the principle of rendering evil for evil.  How backward some of our neighboring whites may be to do justice to the Indians, we confess we feel a pleasure in noticing this instance of the impartiality of our courts.  It would be well if the authorities of Carrol [sic] County (Gov. Forsythe's [sic] Ministers) will look about and punish their offending citizens.  It would be a sweeping work if they were to begin.  So much "for the success of the new Constitution."