Cherokee Phoenix

Note: This issue of the Phoenix is printed in four columns only

Published November, 27, 1830

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Note: This issue of the Phoenix is printed in four columns only,

Notwithstanding the contemptible opinions entertained by many, of the degree of refinement and civilization of the Cherokee Indians, we find they are not much behind their coffers, in the encouragement of 'societies for the spread of religion and morality.' They have amongst them Missionary Societies, Tract Societies, Sunday School Societies, Benevolent Societies and Temperance Societies,

A letter to the editor of the Adams Sentinel, from a friend in the Cherokee Nation, dated Oct. 14 mentions that the General Council of the Nation was then in session; that 'they were quite resigned, and say they will go without any trouble, if the Supreme Court decide against them; if not, they will remain--and should Georgia attempt force, as they are not able to contend with them, should they not get assistance, they will die on their own soil, and leave their bones with their Fathers!' The writer adds: 'To see them talking about the matter, would make you shed tears; old men, who have not seen one another for sometime, when they meet, you can tell by their gestures, it is their first topic, and their tears will flow, not for themselves, they say, but for their children. Oh, it is cruel, to think of driving them off!'