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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday August 13, 1828
Volume 1 No. 24
Page 2 Col 4a-5b

We understand that last Thursday, Mr. Wesley Jones, while on his way home from Pine log, was bitten by a rattle snake, and died the same day.  He had been to a blacksmith shop-while there his horse left him, and he was obliged to walk, which occasioned his early death.  As there was not a house very near, he was deprived of a speedy remedy.  A Cherokee came to him, when he was unable to go any further, but the poison had made rapid progress, for he died soon after, while his friend was absent to procure medicine and assistance.  Mr. Jones was a white man, with a Cherokee family.