Cherokee Phoenix

The Cholera was still prevailing, with little or no abatement among the Cherokee emigrants, encamped

Published May, 31, 1834

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The Cholera was still prevailing, with little or no abatement among the Cherokee emigrants, encamped near the mouth of the Cadron, when we last heard from them. The number of deaths in the party from all diseases, since they left Waterloo, on the Tennessee River, amount to about 50- a fearful mortality in a party originally not exceeding 550 souls in the short space of about two months. Every humane exertion within the control of Lieut. Harris, the Conducting Agent, has been used to alleviate the sufferings of the emigrants. One of the Physicians Dr. J. C. Roberts, employed by him to attend on the sick, was attacked with the disease, and died on Thursday last, and Dr. John T. Fulton, the only other attending physician, was also seized with it last week, but, we are happy to learn, was convalescent and out of danger, on Friday evening last. Another has since been employed, from this county who we hope, may be more fortunate. The disease also appears to be spreading along the river. A citizen of this county, Mr. Madison Taylor, died last week about 15 or 20 miles above this place, and there was said to have been another case in his family and one of the vicinity, both of which are convalescent. There have been several cases of the cholera at or near Pine Bluff's within the last 10 or 15 days, and three or four blacks have died-but the disease had abated when the last steamboats left there.

For the information of our friends abroad, we have the pleasure of assuring them, that we have no case of the Cholera in town, nor in the vicinity, and that our citizens are as healthy as usual at this season of the year. -Gazette.


The Cholera- We copy the following painful intelligence from the Little Rock (Ark) Advocate of the 2d inst.- Nat. Ban.

United States Troops.- About 140 U. S. Troops, recruits, for the 7th Infantry at Gibson, passed up on board the steamboat Galliopolis, on Friday last under command of Lieuts. Taylor and Chandler. The cholera had made its appearance among them. Six had died since they left New Orleans, and 40 or 50 reported sick on their arrival here.

The cholera was still prevailing among the Cherokee emigrants, at our last advises. This party of emigrants numbered, originally 550- but of that number 60 or 65 have died since their embarkation.

Dr. Fulton has returned to this place, and we are happy to state has partially recovered.


The Chickasaws- From Col. Reynolds, the Agent who has just returned from an exploring expedition in company with a delegation of the Chickasaw Indians, we learn that the prospects for a location of this tribe, west of the Mississippi, are not altogether satisfactory. The country in which they are willing to settle, is claimed by the Choctaws, who appear unwilling to cede any portion of it to another tribe. But they propose to receive the Chickasaws within their limits, and extend to them the same privileges that are granted to their own tribe; permitting them to choose their own chiefs,and to be governed by their own laws, 'c. This proposition has not been accepted. The Choctaws have not, however, absolutely refused to cede a part of their territory, but have required farther time to consider the proposition. A final decision is expected during the present year.- N. Alabamian.