AND INDIANS' ADVOCATE
Wednesday, February 25, 1829
Volume 1 No. 50
Page 2 Col. 4a-b
For the Cherokee Phoenix
WILLSTOWN, 12th Feb; 1829
Mr. Editor.- Agreeably to Mr. Lowrey's instructions, I herewith transmit
for publication an extract of his letter to the United States' Agent, and also
a copy of the Agent's reply thereto, in both languages, for the information
of our fellow citizens of the Cherokee Nation; particularly those on the frontiers
of Georgia, whose rights have been unwarrantably invaded.
From the letter of the Agent, they will learn, that measures have been taken
to ensure their relief, and that justice will be rendered to them.-
2d. Feb. 1829
COL. HUGH MONTGOMERY,
Agent Indian affairs C. Nation.
Sir: - I hasten to acquaint you with the information I have today received from a source not to be questioned, that a considerable number of the citizens of the United States on the frontiers of Georgia, have crossed over the national boundary line, and have entered the Cherokee Nation: that they are actually settling themselves on the same, among other objects, to annoy our citizens at their peaceful habitations & to deprive them of rights and privileges secured and guarantied to them in the most solemn manner by the United States Government.
Of course, you will without delay take measures to have intruders ordered out of the nation agreeably to existing treaties (the supreme law of the land) between the General Government and the Cherokee Nation.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient serv't.
7th Feb. 1829.
Mr. Geo. Lowrey,
Sirs. I have just received your letter of the 2d. inst. I have previously been informed of the trespasses committed and committing on the Georgia frontier, and have sent on the Sub-agent (whose duty it is made by the Secretary of War to keep the Indians lands clear of intrusions) to warn them all individually off- and have also instructed him in the event that they, or any of them , do no go, to go and take warrants for them, and have them bound to appear at the General court or sent to jail.
I have in the meantime enclosed to the Secretary of War, a letter received from William Rogers on the Chattahoochee, on the subject and apprized the department, that I fear they cannot be kept off, without a military force kept there, which I hope will be granted.
Be assured, Sir, that nothing shall be wanting on my part to put and keep all trespassers off the Cherokee lands.
Respectfully. Your obt. serv't.