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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday May 21, 1828
Volume 1 No. 13
Page 2 Col. 5b

It is the prevailing opinion here, that Col. Thomas L. McKenney will be one of the Commissioners who will be sent by the General Government to extinguish the Cherokee title to lands within the Chartered limits of Georgia.  A few years ago this Gentleman would have been welcomed into this Country on any business, as a friend of the Indians, but now, we take the liberty to say, a more unpopular Commissioner could not well be sent.  What is the reason?  We hope when he comes to have a talk with us, his illiberal recommendations will not be verified-"the presence of a few troops."