THE MISSIONARIES AND LOTTERY WHEEL
It gives us pleasure to state that the assertion in a paragraph from the Savannah Georgian respecting the imprisoned missionaries and the Lottery wheel, which has been extensively copied by newspaper editors in this part of the country, is without foundation. The following letter has been addressed to us by Messrs Worcester and Butler.--Observer.
October 29, 1832
To the Editors of the New York Observer.
GENTLEMEN--We notice in your paper of the 20th inst. a statement made on the authority of the Savannah Georgian, that we have been compelled to aid in the construction of the lottery wheels by means of which the land and gold mines of the Cherokees are distributed. While we are sorry that any editor should make such a supposed fact a matter of exultation, we have the happiness to assure you and your readers, that the editor of the Georgian has been misinformed, and that we were not called upon for any assistance whatever in the construction of these wheels. we would add, in gratitude to the principal keeper of the Penitentiary, that at some sacrifice of convenience, he studiously avoided calling upon us to assist in that work, from the apprehension that it would ba a task ungrateful to our feelings.