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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday, September 3, 1828
Volume 1 No. 27
Page 2 Col. 5a

 The principal Chiefs were to start last Monday on a tour through the Nations, we presume to prepare the minds of the people for the coming of the Agent and his two Cherokee friends.  This new step of the General Government being so unexpected to a large portion of our citizens, unguarded persons may be tempted to employ violent measures (not against the Agent, but against his assistants.)  It is therefore important that they should be advised to use as much forbearance and lenity as the circumstances of the case will admit.  For our part we should be extremely sorry to notice anything like violence offered against the two Arkansas Cherokees, while they are fostered by the United States.  We are not sorry that this experiment is to be made, for we expect the repeated assertion that the majority of the Cherokees are willing to remove, is now to be falsified.