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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday August 5, 1829
Vol. II, no. 18
Page 2, col. 3b

 A Cherokee Reservation.  We learn that Gen. R. M. Saunders of this town, and the Rev. Humphrey Posey of Macon County, have been appointed by the President of the United States,  Commissioners under an appropriation made at the last session of Congress, for purchasing such Reservation of Land as are yet claimed by the Cherokee Indians within the limits of North Carolina.  There is no doubt but the sum appropriated, ($20,000) will be amply sufficient to make the purchase; so that we now have a certainty that the State will be freed from those claims, whose tendency, has been greatly to embarrass the sale of her Cherokee lands, and retard the settlement of that interesting portion of territory.
       Salisbury Carolinian.