and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, October 21, 1892
Vol. II, no. 28
Page 3, col. 3b
Travelling a few weeks since in the Cherokee Nation, I and a gentleman called at a house, 12 or 14 miles from Newtown, to get breakfast. In going in, I inquired of a young Indian girl who appeared to be the principle hand in preparing breakfast, if they had any honey. She replied she did not know whether there was any in the house or not. Being an asthmatic and quite unwell, I pressed the question no farther. However, in a few minutes, she had me enough procured, out of a bee stand which stood a few paces distant from the house, to have done me for twenty meals.- This was relieving the since indeed, for I had previously called for the article more than one hundred times in my travels through Georgia, but never did they move out of their position to procure any for me, although my situation was truly necessitous, on the account that it would relieve me very much of the distressing complaint with which I was afflicted.
Thus was see that the savages, as they are termed by a great many, have
equalled, if not far excelled, the civilized in point of hospitality.