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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, January 20, 1830
Vol. II, no. 40
Page 2, col. 4c-5a


 When Gen. Lincoln went to make peace with the Creek Indians, one of the Chiefs asked him to sit down on a log. He did so.  The chief then asked him to move, and in a few moments to move farther; the request was repeated till the General got to the end of the log; but the Chief still said, "Move farther;" to which the General replied," I can move no farther."  "Just so it is with us," said the Chief,"you have moved us back to the water, and then ask us to