North Carolina 1833, Creeks Chiefs writes the following to the War Department of the United States

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North Carolina 1833, Creeks Chiefs writes the following to the War Department of the United States - Documents referred, to in. .the above article....
Documents referred, to in. .the above article. The Creek Chiefs, in one of their communications communications to the War Department, say : " The first cause of complaint that the treaty has not been complied with, is that the intruders have not been removed, and that its extension since thetreatv has been greatly augmented. Instead of our situation being relieved, as was anncipaieu, we are distressed in alenfold manner. We a?c surrounded by the whites with their fields and fences, our lives are in jeopardy, and we are daily threatened for fear we thould make choice of their "improvements. We are prevented from building new houses or clearing new lipids We have for the last six months lived in fire, but we have borne it with patience," &c. That the complaints of the Indians were not without foundation, is evident from a report of the Marshal of Alabama of the last season, in which he says: iC I entered the territory ceded, near Montgomery, and proceeded lrom-lhence lrom-lhence lrom-lhence to Chottahouchy River. On examination, I found eighteen intruders. They have not only taken the lands of the Indians from them and burnt and destroyed their houses and corn, but used violence to their persons. The Indians hadfled forty or titty miles. Those persons who had been guilty of intrusion were ordered to leave the count ry. From threats and menaces from them, I ordered a detachment of troops from Fort Mitchell lor the pur- pur- pueoi , lacintating business, and my own security." The Indian Agent, about the same period reports: "The principal chief of that town was with me yesterday, and gives a distressing account of the situation situation ef the Indians; the mo6t of them in the woods without the means of subsistence, hiding from the intruders, intruders, who treat them cruelly when they meet with them." S." of yet Ca-of in r . in

Clipped from Newbern Sentinel08 Nov 1833, FriPage 2

Newbern Sentinel (New Bern, North Carolina)08 Nov 1833, FriPage 2
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