Executive Department of Georgia
December. 12. 1827.
The public Newspappers [Newspapers] inform us that you laid before the Legislature of Tennessee an authentic copy of the constitution lately adopted by the Cherokees who intend to confer upon Tennissee, Alabama, and Georgia the honor of establishing permanently, an independent Government on their soil and within their jurisdiction -- You will do us a favour [favor] by transmitting a copy of it to this Department and of any message which accompanied, and of any resolution of the Legislature respecting it.
Accept my personal congratulations on the honor conferred upon you by your fellow citizens, and my best wishes for your success in the discharge of the important trust confided to you.
I have the Honor to be with great consideration Your Obedt Servt. [Obedient Servant]
[Signed] John Forsyth
His Excy [Excellency] Saml. [Samuel] Houston Govr. [Governor] of Tennessee.
Gov [Governor] Forsyth