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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Vol. 3 No 3
Saturday, May 8, 1830
Pg. 4 Col. 4a

CREEK NATION, 20th April, 1830

            Our Father- We the chiefs and head men of the Creek Nation, in Council convened, inform you that they sent a delegation to Washington City, and they have returned.  Our agent was there and heard their talk to you.  On the return of the delegation, the Chiefs of the Nation were assembled, and a deputation appointed to address you another letter, begging to be protected in the land they now inhabit.  Our Great Father has known for some time that we do not wish to emigrate west of the Mississippi.  Some of our people have gone, but we do not wish to go, but wish to be protected by our great father on our land.  While the delegation was at Washington, they were informed that some confusion had arisen among the Chiefs of the Nation, and when the delegation returned they found it to be the case.  The agent has long since known that the Upper Towns wanted Neothlocco Hopey or Little Doctor to be their head man, and they have broken Tuskina and appointed him in his place.  This is all the talk we have at present, but when our agent returns we will get him to write you again on some business.- The Secretary of War sent us a letter by B. Hawkins and Rolly McIntosh while we were in council, advising us to emigrate, but we say to him as we have said before, that we do not wish to leave our country,  Neo Micco and Neothlocco Hopey were present at the council, when the above talk was given, and the deputation appointed to represent the Nation.
            g_ed,                            Little Doctor,
                                                            Neo Micco
                                                            Ochache Emarla
                                                            John Steedham
                                                            Hahalau Hajo
                                                            Efkeemarlla Hajo
                                                            Billy Barnard
                                                            Hopoeth Micco
                                                            Tuske Martla
            Witness, N. F. Collins
                                    Daniel B. Asbury,
                                                Clerk, Creek Nation.