NEW ECHOTA: FEBRUARY 3, 1830
From a letter received in this place from a gentleman of intelligence, and from our exchange papers which come to us from different sections of the country, we have the utmost assurance in saying that the Indian cause is gaining ground. There is a great excitement on this subject and this excitement is extending. Meetings have been held in New York, Philadelphia, New Haven, and Hartford, and memorials to Congress adopted-other meetings in other places will be held. From the abstract of the debate in the House of Representatives, on the question of referring the New York memorial to the Committee on Indian Affairs, which our readers will find in another part of our paper, there can be but little doubt that the question will be brought before the consideration of Congress.
We have neglected to inform our readers, that the Essays of this able writer, which have had such extensive circulation in the newspapers of the land, have been published in Boston, and New York, in a handsome pamphlet form, containing, including an appendix, 112 pages. We feel ourselves much obliged to the worthy author for a copy of the work.
In noticing these essays, Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, was pleased to call them 'trash'. This is a summary way of answering them, which any person, wise or dunce can do.