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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, October 21, 1892
Vol. II, no. 28
Page 3, col. 3b

 We have seen the "exposition" of the Commissioners of the United States who negotiated the Treaty of the Indian Springs.  In this document, Campbell and Meriwether, who ought certainly to be good witnesses in the case, say, they did not purchase any lands north of the Cherokee boundary line, that is from the Buzzard Roost to the mouth of Wills Creek.  If the Treaty of the Indian Springs was in force, the state of Georgia could not appeal to it to support her claim.  The conduct of the present executive then in refusing to remove the intruders, is certainly surprising.  If the land in dispute is not the property of the Cherokees, it belongs to the Creeks, for they have never relinquished it and the United States are as much bound to remove intruders on the soil of the Creeks, as she is bound to remove those on Cherokee soil.  But the disputed land does not belong to the Creeks, it is the property of the Cherokees.