Cherokee Phoenix

LITTLE ROCK, (A.T.) April 24, 1833

Published July, 27, 1833

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LITTLE ROCK, (A.T.) April 24, 1833.

Judge Ellsworth, one of the United States Commissioners for settling difficulties, 'c. among the Indian tribes in the West, passed down on the steam boat Wyoming, last week, for Fort Gibson on his way to Washington City, and thence to Connecticut, from whence we understand, he designs returning to Fort Gibson in September next, with his lady.

We are much gratified to learn from Judge E. that the Commissioners have succeeded in bringing about a settlement of the differences (though not of a serious nature) that have existed for a long time between the Cherokees and Creeks relative to boundaries. It has been arranged to the satisfaction of both parties.

An arrangement has also been made with the Creeks, for a portion of their lands for the future residence of the Seminoles of Florida, who will form a separate band of the Creek Nation. It is expected that the latter tribe will commence removing next autumn.

At the Council with the Osages a majority of the nation were in favor of the Treaty proposed by the Commissioners, but as it was likely to produce dissatisfaction on the part of the balance of the nation , it was deemed advisable to defer the Treaty until fall, when another Council will be held, at which the Commissioners anticipate no difficulty in effecting a treaty to the satisfaction of all parties.- The object is to purchase a portion of the Osage lands, and remove them some one or two hundred miles northwest of their present location, and thereby make room for other Indians which the Government designs removing to the West.

Gov. Stokes and Mr. Schermerhorn, the other two Commissioners, will proceed shortly toward the Missouri River, for the purpose of holding Councils and making treaties with some of the Indians in that quarter; and, in August or September next, the three Commissioners will rendezvous at Fort Gibson, and proceed to the West, under an escort of U. S. Rangers for the purpose of holding Councils with the Pawnee, Comanche, and other roving tribes toward the Rocky Mountains, between whom and some of the tribes in the more immediate vicinity of our frontiers, continued wars have existed almost from time immemorial. All the tribes with which the Commissioners have had any intercourse, appeared to be friendly toward the United States, and desirous of cultivating a good understanding with our Government.- Arkansas Gazette.