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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, August 19, 1829
Vol. II, no. 20
Page 2, col. 4a

The unfounded report of the hostile intentions of the Creeks and Cherokees, it appears, has had the desired effect.  The two companies of the United States' troops, recently stationed at Augusta, have been ordered to proceed to Fort Mitchell, where also, several hundred additional troops from Alabama and the Floridas have been order by Gen. McComb.  This indeed is a fine manoeuvre for nothing.

 The Milledgeville Statesman observes.  "We trust the Indians will see the necessity of submitting in peace to their inevitable destiny."  What destiny?  To be slandered, and then butchered?