Cherokee Phoenix


Published November, 18, 1832

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NEW ECHOTA, Nov. 18, 1832

We publish in our eighth number, a letter of President Jackson to the American Board of Missions, in answer to the memorial of that board to him for the liberation of the imprisoned missionaries.--This letter was said to be taken from a paper called the Protestant, and which was copied from some of the New York papers. This letter is now stated to be a forgery, and entitled to no credit.



Mr. Hicks,

A few says since, a Cherokee young woman, who had been a member of Dr. Butler's mission school permitted me to read a letter addressed to her after the recent decease of her mother. It may perhaps gratify some of your young Cherokee readers.


But few Cherokee gils (sic) have a mother that is so faithful to them; as yours was to you But she is now gone and you can see her no more in this world. It is right for you to mourn her death; and I hope you will profit by this heavy affliction, you are in a much better situation to profit than most of your people of your age. Your friends were so good as to send you to school where you learned to read the bible (sic) and were instructed about the Savior. It is time for your to make a good use of what you have learned. She who taught you to read is not (I trust) a bright seraph above. Remember how she used to pray for you, and how much she taught you about the Lord Jesus. Think to of all the good things told you by your mother. The Holy Spirit has ofted(Sic) made you pray and think you would repent; believe on the Savior and love him, but I fear you have never done these things, you know I love you and wish you to do well, and be happy in the world and the next. Then will you not listen to me and do what I say Do now repent, grieve the Spirit of God no longer. Do not live another day without loving the Savior, He can make you more happy than you ever were, or could be with your mother without religion, then give ourself away to him and be wholly his. I hope you will write me again and tell me about all your feelings and what your determination is in serving God, ' ask me any questions you wish.

Your affectionate friend,


Penitentiary, Aug. 1st. 1832.