[Letter], 1831 June 10, New Echota, Cher[okee] Na[tion] to George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia / S[amuel] A. Worcester

Collection:
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Title:
[Letter], 1831 June 10, New Echota, Cher[okee] Na[tion] to George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia / S[amuel] A. Worcester
Creator:
Worcester, S. A. (Samuel Austin), 1798-1859
Publisher:
Manuscript held by the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, State Library Cherokee Collection, box 1, folder 29, document ch045.
Date of Original:
1831-06-10
Subject:
Cherokee Indians--Missions
Worcester, S. A. (Samuel Austin), 1798-1859
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075
Medium:
Letters (correspondence)
Type:
Text
Format:
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Description:
Letter dated June 10, 1831 from Samuel A. Worcester, Christian missionary living in the Cherokee Nation, to Georgia Governor George R. Gilmer in response to a letter Worcester received from Gilmer. Worcester received Gilmer's letter through Colonel Sanford and is informed by Sanford that he is liable to arrest if he has not removed within ten days. Worcester defends himself against accusations made by the governor, contending that his goal is to stimulate the spiritual growth of the Cherokee people and not to revolt politically against the state. He explains why he cannot in good conscience take the oath of Georgia and describes his progress in translating Christian texts into Cherokee. Worcester is determined to remain with the Cherokee until he is forced to move. Elias Boudinot, editor of the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper is mentioned.
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.
Local Identifier:
ch045
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:dlg_zlna_ch045
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_zlna_ch045
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], State Library Cherokee Collection, The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
Holding Institution:
Tennessee State Library and Archives
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