Cherokee Phoenix


Published September, 28, 1833

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Several material errors escaped our notice, in consequence of running over our proof sheets rather hastily, contained in the third resolve of the General Council. We therefore republish the whole section.

In our editorial, last paragraph 14th line for sincerely read seriously.


Resolved, That under existing circumstances the nation is in a state of duress, and that until removed it cannot properly exercise that freedom of deliberation and action so desirable and necessary for the final termination of present difficulties, and being convinced that the country west of the Mississippi to which the Government has invited the removal of the nation, is such, as cannot better the future prospects and welfare of the Cherokees, as a nation, under the present unsettled policy of the Government in relation to the Indian tribes; and should they be compelled by the force of circumstances contrary to every principle of justice and humanity to leave the 'land of their Fathers' the Council can determine no other alternative promising relief than a removal beyond the limits of the United States; but having confidence yet in the good faith of the Government of the United States and no desire to remove west of the Mississippi nor to leave the limits of the United States and being solicitous to have a speedy termination of present difficulties.