Vol. I No. 41
Wednesday December 10, 1828
Pg. 3 Col. 2a
LITTLE ROCK, A.T. OCTOBER 28
The General Assembly of the Territory adjourned sine die, on Wednesday last, after and extra session of 17 days, and the passage of twenty five Acts, one Resolution, and four memorials.- Ark. Gazette.
The Cherokees.- From a gentleman residing in the western section of the Territory, we learn, that the Cherokees, residing in the lower part of the nation, are still greatly dissatisfied with the late treaty. As the time approaches for their removal, the Indians in that section display increased discontent; & it is feared that considerable difficulty may arise in removing some of the disaffected.- The flame of discord,it is thought, is fanned by white men who reside among them, and who are not destitute of influence in their Councils.
The old U.S. Factory, at Spadre Bluff, was destroyed by fire, a few weeks ago.- b.
We learn, by travellers from up the Arkansas, that great numbers of the
people who were residing in the country recently ceded to the Cherokees, have
removed east of the line, and that it is probable there will be few left west
of the line, after official information shall be given of its completion. Most
of the settlers have removed across the line into the country acquired from
the Cherokees, with whom many of them have exchanged improvements; and a large
number have removed into the flourishing settlements on the head waters of Illinois,
which form a part of the new county of Washington, erected by an act passed
at the late session of the General assembly. A correspondent in speaking
of that country, says--
"The contemplated Washington County, in the north-west section of the Territory, is represented as embracing in its limits, one of the finest bodies of soil in the western country. Its extent of fertility is unsurpassed: the climate more favorable for health than it is in any part of the Territory: the springs of water numerous and not excelled in quality by any in the world. emigration to it, is taking place every day. to examiners of the Territory, we would say, leave it not, until you have seen it."