Wednesday, October 8, 1828
A company of Creek boys seven in number, passed this place, a few days since on their way to the Choctaw Academy, Blue Springs, Kentucky. They were conducted by one of the leaders of the Nation, and Patrick Carey, a young man of intelligence. The number of Creek students at the Academy will now be about thirty, all supported by the appropriation made at the treaty of Washington. The appearance of the boys and their conductors was unlike the wretched condition of the Creek Nation, of which lately we have frequently heard.
We took occasion to inquire of Mr. Carey the state of emigration among his countrymen. We were informed by him that Col. Brearly was employing every measure to obtain emigrants, but was likely to be defeated in his expectations. Of the emigrants who were stationed at Fort Strother, 200 deserted and returned to their homes, leaving a few mulattoes to pursue their journey to the promised land. The Chiefs of the Creek Nation strenuously deny employing any measure to discourage emigration among their people. The question is left to individual free choice.