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- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- [Letter] 1831 Dec. 28, Washington [to] John Ross, Cherokee Nation / John Martin [and] John Ridge of an image
- Martin, John, 1784-1840
- Contributor to Resource:
- Ridge, John, 1803-1839
- Manuscript held by the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, State Library Cherokee Collection, box 1, folder 16, document ch012.
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- Cherokee Indians--Violence against
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
- United States, Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
- official reports
- This is a letter from John Martin and John Ridge, Cherokee leaders in Washington, to John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, dated December 28, 1831. Martin and Ridge report to Ross on the progress of the Cherokee delegation in Washington and their decision to delay the delivery of the Cherokee Memorial to Congress. They indicate that they have news of atrocities against the Cherokees in Georgia. They further inform Ross that Elias Boudinot and John Ridge have met with Henry Clay who has pledged his support. They lament the hypocrisy with which they are met in dealing with the U.S. government. In addition, Martin and Ridge make reference to a delegation of Creek leaders also in Washington and comment on William Wirt's involvement in the Supreme Court case Worcester v. Georgia.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries in 2000, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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- Cite as: [title of item], State Library Cherokee Collection, The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
- 4 pages/leaves
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- Tennessee State Library and Archives