Cherokee Phoenix

NEW ECHOTA, 20th Oct. 1830

Published October, 23, 1830

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NEW ECHOTA, 20th Oct. 1830.

Gentlemen -- Your note of the 19th instant has been duly received in which you require an exhibition of my authority -- in answer to which request, I would beg leave to say that I have heretofore notified the principal Chief of my appointment, the date thereof, and from whence it emanated. I had also intended, and yet intend to exhibit it to the Council at the commencement of our interview, but believe it would be unprecedented in diplomatic concerns to forward it to you by way of communication. I should be very sorry our friendly interview should be clogged or impeded by etiquette or nice distinctions -- I wish it hastened.

Respectfully your obed't. serv't.


The Committee and Council

of the Cherokee nation.