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t ’ leave— iiixj tlmt gentleman txprcsspd but the' sincere dictates of lii* heart in saying iic was *or rv. . -Then, sir." said Manuel -since I have gained the esteem of an equally respected master, 1 '.'ill i entnre to ash a slight favor.” -Shim- it—-it -hall be yours." - • It is. that \ o it will take into your service, in my j ji’ace a destitute friend—one that has .-••- n better <1;; but is now willing to accept of ..a humble tie -- .ip..ti >:i forth “iko of a hvelihoo I." ‘•To grant so simple a request as you have it uni !, "votild si .ii-idv lie eon feting •» favour—at any rate but. a slight one.” i -It is aM 1: sir,—all that I wish. *- r t i. g-.an: <l.** said Mr. West. “Is there n g> !> tint 1 can Jo lor you?” ■•Niching— 1 thar.lv vof:. You have beefi fo' jfi? a hi. .Ha.-ter, and 1 shall ever rcmctubeV you, se - , with gratitude.” • \\ h at do you leave?” ! "To morrow evening at dusk.,* "Wiiat is rlie name of your friend?” "Thomas Clark.” "Well-—send him as soon as you pleftse—and it he only proves as faithful a servant as you have b ‘el*, J shall have no reasoh to complain.” Accordingly, the next morning Manuel brought inffi the parlour, where fiis master whs sitting, a stranger whotn he introduced bv the name o( Clark. “The person you were speaking,of,” said Mr. West, laying aside the hook he had been read ing. ••Yes, sir—the same.” "He is welcome. Sit down, s.r.” turning so Mamie], he said, "*o—-you are finally resolved to leave us ?” ••Yes, sir,—fo night. But, you will find Mr. < lark as capable for your service as 1 was.”—So saving, he turned towards the door, and subse (ju at !i> bidiiing lt’.j master and Clark (brewed, ueut up stairs for his trunk, vYc.and lifft the lnan sion. ~ A week passed and Clark acquitted himself very plausibly iu’his iv-w situation. As Manuel had predicted, he was every way capable. He had i migrated to this country from England, he said n answer to a question put to him by Mr. West, v. ho was under the impression that lie had seen him before. 1 1“ even thought ; lic face was fantil i.»v, liut . ltii,,. fn jipici-!,••»» lie. eoiild not reedfei-i Weeks went bv—months a year and rriontliw altogether—which brings us ti]i to tile' late of October, 1031—Clark still feihaiwd in the service of Mr. West, and, like his predeces sor Iqul mgnagcAto gain flic entire confidence of the man hr served. The little Julia was still her! father's j>et, —quick at nor lessons—lively-amia ble—and !u*r beauty increased with her years.— ML. West continued unheard of, and her bus -1 and had resigned himself to the thought of never beholding her again, thinking of her often to be sure, but finding a source of consolation in the daily augmentation of his daughters increasing at -truition:-. Cold weather ha 3 now set in, unusually early, ,and the inmates of the. mansion were mostly eon ,'dued to the shelter of its roof. The sun seldom i 1 1:! tv cued the scene with his rays, while the chill | northern winds,-as they sighed through the woods, J s • itt -rcd over the ground the last yellow leave* ■ f autumn 1 , anil at intervals a momentary fall ' i now flitted by, whilst the blast that followed it oef-iketied the sure approach of winter u r .d storm. < hie intensely cold night, the stars iv'ztc shining, b it no moon, and after twelve o'clock, the (mures of two men were indistinctly visible, standing un der the piazza, in front of Mv. West’s mansTqn— ' me of them was enveloped in a large throw-over cloak and a cap of dark cloth was slouched over s brows, eilectually concealing the features of i.me. The other was bareheaded, with his '■Had upon the latch of the door, apparently just riacn from his bed, and evidently in a hurry to get the visiter of. “>o—he loves the child, does he ?” said the first, in return to something the other had ad v meed. es—he doats upon it—and in liis fondness for it has forgotten his grief for the mother.” re el i< <1 the latter. “This must, not he, for while lie If is he must he wretched! The child must he t' ten from him, To which the one wrapped in s h“ cloak answered that lie would willingly under take to carry it off. , "No,” exclaimed his companion— u that will not answer—it must die 1” "Jlie!” “Yes—-it must die!” he r p ated, in a posi tive tone, whilst the glare of a demon shot from bis eyes, silently, but forcibly betraying tile wor king of the fiend within. "It must die—before ils father's eyes it must;—-and you must procure toe the poison. An ounce of arsenic will do here’s the money to buy it. Bring it out to-mor row night, and J will meet you here at the same hour.” “What shrill I have fordoing this?” “Fitly dollars - ? ••Enough-good night.” They parted-—the one went in, fastening the door after Jiiin, whilst the other, slinging around his shoulders the folds of his cloak, commenced his way back to the city, a distance of four miles from Mr. West's anam inn. “This is a dangerous a fair,” he muttered to himself as he walked on— “hut chance has already saved me from the rral -1 tv,s—it mav do so again. But whether it does or not, 'tis only chance in the end, anil a man can't dr but once ! so sooner or later, what’s the odds.” „At the same hour on the following n'urlit thev «.n■: again. “Here’s the arsenic,” said the one muftlst} 'hi his cloak, handing a small paper in w bicTi fbc pc Ison was wrapped. "And her.e's the fifty dollars,” rejoined the other, receiving the drug, and at the same time giving the speeded amount. . Butting the arsenic into liis pocket, “I’ve a proposal to make,” he continued. “A proposal what J’ 1 “’Tis this. If you will now return to your na tive land-.-neverto quit it— l will add four hundred and fifty dollars more to the su m J have already given you.—-What do you savl” “Agreed!!, “Alind! you solemnly swear, by your religion, never so return ?” .“By the Cross—never!” •“ Vti-l you will start from the United States w ithin •fru dnvs after this, date ?” •/I will.” “Then here’s the money—-and, besides, you have uij tj;anks for the services you have ren d red me. There—shake hands. Go not to the gambling table, I charge yon, but hasten your de parture for S in. Farewell.” They separated, and, doubtless, the render has already perceived that the dramatis personw of. this interview, at well as of the night preceding, Vj"¥* Thomas Ciarit a*v! his abetter Garcia. After they separated, the former retired to bed and the other hastened to the city—with a light heart and five hundred dollars in his pocket—to gamble with. . .... ...... It was Clark's intention to efiect his wicked purpose immediately; and as early as the next morning he watched for an opportunity to mix the poison with the child’s breakfast-—hut one tiling after another, repeatedly, for a whole month, con spired to battle him. In the mean time, bis in tended victim, blooming with health and beauty laughed m the glee of her youthful spirits, and danced to the jovotts tnusic of her exhilerating hopes—little, little dreaming of the brink on which she sported and the dark gulf yawning beneath. “’1 here’s a person out doors wishes to sec you,” were the words of a fellow servant, speaking to Clark, one night kfter ten O’clock, as the house hold were about retiring to rest. Clark was sur prised at the circumstance, and putting on his hat hurried to the place mentioned. Upon reaching the spot, what was his astonishment to behold Manuel again ' “What you here !” he angrily c\ claimed. "What do you want ?” he gvtmly con tinued. “Money!” was the equally gruff response. “Money ! for what ? I gave you plenty—and Its much as 1 owed you, and more.” "Two hundred dollars is what I want,” said Garcia doggedly. Clark clenched his forth with rage, perceiving at once, that the stun he had already given to the Spaniard was Squandered, < !! *d that by the means of intimidation lie expected to wrench more from him. "Two hundred dollars! why I gave you five hundred not more than a month agb. Hid 1 not ? and did you riot promise me then that you would leave the country.” "Poh! I want the money—and I hiust have it?” /Mt«t?” “Ay—must! Take your choice—give me the sum I ask or be exposed. One or the other quick.” But before he could finish the sentence lie was knocked down. Clark, who was a strong man, and whose passions were excited, struck a blow into his face, which tolled him to the earth. The blood gushed profusely from liis nostrils, and he was more or less stunned by the full, but managed to recover his feet again—and, aware of liis inferiority in strength to his opponent, he slunk off—Mlitt'cfhjg between liis teeth. Hot loud, but fearfully deep, “revenge.” Clark, with a contemptuous faugh, gave a turn upon his heel'aiul walked back to the mansion. “ Yes—l will have ample vengeance,” mutttw c j Garcia, wiping the blood from his face "Tath a pocket handkerchief as he spoke. “i J e rrvck me—like a dog—but he ‘shall pay for ' lt r»» he walked on he Continued mutterie , r p,j s threats, whilst his bosom was in tlanies a', p wclo fired w ith indignation at the injury i»f., ctc d upon him and the insult given. This occurred on V ri j a y n^iJtv About noon on the following d\y Mr. West’s If tile daughter was suddenly ta' k(MI s j, k v anil before twelve hours was a corps'..._d v j lt g violent convulsions— poisoned. 7o he Concluded* From thy London Court Journal.. M nkjng an, oiler, or, as it is vulgarly termed, “popping the question,” is the most embarrass ing at lair in the world to a novice; like almost everything else, however it may be reduced to the rules ofau art, and by those- who once master the theory, practised with perfect facility.. Our grandfathers, to be sure,, made great fuss abon,t the matter; and it often puzzles quo to think how the Sir Charles Grand.isons and Lord. Morti mermanaged to keep up such tremendous scene, w ith their lady loves. Just fancy a man of the , present day in tlie act of pouring out. liis heart on one knee during a morning call or being disturbed by the servant entering the coal-scuttle, bringing ’ him up all standing, and petrifying liis half-utter ed heroics in the midst, like the notes that were frozen suddenly in Munchausen’s bugle. The catastrophe is dreadful to think of; and yet it is just as bad in the evening, whether at home or the ball room. In the first locality what in the world can one do in the way of getting up a scene in the presence of the whqjc family ? And as. to the second one is now so crowded, squeezed, and pushed about in a ball room, that a sentimental conversation is out of the question. You might, to he sure, have a chance for a tete-a-tete now and theij in a corner, anil if you do occasionally spntch a moment’s “sweet converse” hy laying in wait between the folding doors, the whole matter is marred by the music being stationed in the same place. If you whisper to Eliza in “Love’s own tone,” AVeippart, and his coadjutors, will drown your words, and if you raise your voice a key or two higher, you pitch it right into the ear ot her sister Alice, or some other spinster, who has sta te -'cd herself exactly against that pillar to catch every syllable you don’t mean her to hear. It is manifestly absurd, therefore to attempt giving ei ther the flourish and cel at to an offer with which our ancestors ushered it into the world, or even the air of demi-romance and drawing-room sen timent that aur papas preserved in their affaires dc cm. The tiling must be managed in a care less, matter-of-course way, with a little adroitness, but still with the coolness and unconcern of other business operations. Tin* golden rule oflife is not to bore. But to I)ore a woman with attention, and above all, to bore her with an offer—to throw your offer into such a shape as to excite her concern for you, or give her one moment’s serious annoyance, is an outrage which, if exposed, would make you lose caste forever.—There are no instances oti record, however, of such things having occurred, w heth er from the sang-froid of lovers, or the crcur-froid of lovees, we are unable to say; but as there mav be a few of the former in society whom passion might lmrry r into extravagance, and one or two of the latter w hose hearts would for five minutes be rutiled thereby, it is well that in all cases tlje most guarded conduct should he observed, and the question should therefore be administered 'vjtli the same consideration for the possible ex istence of -feeling as you allow for the ascertained existence of a palate when drenching children with medicine. To this end, as you conceal the dose in sweetmeats, so you should wrap your offer in some expression that may be swallowed at a mouthful. One gulp, then, and all is over: there may be a wry face or. two, on your own side, possibly, after the draught, as if yoUjhad swallow ed it yourself, but neither party must coquet with the cup before it is placed to the lips. The sim plest syrup makes the best vehicle for the unpal atable drug in the one case, and the most trivial incident most aptly introduces and hurries over the awful moment in the other; and, to sum up the matter hi one word, the offer direct, must nev er be attempted if there be. any way of making the offer /> / 'implication. In our next we shall show how this may be managed. T HE GEORGIA MIRROR. 3)0303X10* From the Southern Recorder. E x ecuti v e Hep a rtme kt, jfd'llrdgctille, 30 th Jlfcj, 1038. _ Sir :—T enclose to you my answer to the Scc retiry of War, upon the subject ot his proposals to John Ross, and late instructions to Gen. Scott. Ail here concur in the opinion that these pro ceedings of the Government are a violation ot the rights of the State, and calculated to produce the host extensive evils to the Cherokee country. k Permit me to request, that the delegation in Congress from this State, will unite in ascertain ijg from the President whether it is his intention te continue the present delay in removing the Cherokees by the troops under Gen. Seott, tor tli? purpose of effecting that object by contracts tobe made with the agents of Ross and his friends, oi for any other purpose ? and whether it is liis mention to maintain the Indians by force upon the soil of Georgia, in opposition to the will of the State and the rights of its citizens to whom the lands have been granted ? And that you com municate to me his determination. Very respectfully, yours, Arc. GEORGE It. GILMER. To the Georgia Delegation. Executive Detartmf.nt. ? Milled Seville, l)*Jth May, 1830* $ To the lion. Win. C. Dawson : Sir :—I send you a letter addressed to the own ers of the land occupied bv the Indians in the Cherokee Country, immediately before they had acquired bv the law, the right to take possession. 1 confidently believe that the most of then* would have pursued the course recommended. The ve ry best feeling prevailed every where.—The a l inus and distrust w hich had existed some tints 1 ago, had subsided. This has proceeded, in a £>-<?at degree, from the incessant exertion vhh’ a been used, to prevent any violation of T ue rights oftlie Indians, and the assurar- - es given to tlee people, that tlie Government vVyrnld remove tj.e Indians as soon as possible, a; l(( | ; V (y ( ,nl every one protection against violent*. I,> (Rimer aud Uu-. ion counties, where th'’, India es are twice as »n --merous as tlie white',, the people were,two weeks ago, perfectly and travelling as safe as any where. B»' [or a lingering expectation that Ross vvou’.d he i,i,\o to retain their country for them, it is Coi-Ydently believed that a great proportion of W*'j Cherftkees would have been now preparing to remove. - So confident were the people, that no difficulty or violence would occur in the removal, that they were indicating a dispositon to complain against the Government for sending so many t roops among them. No one has ever felt more satisfac tion than 1 have done at the result of my labors for the Inst six months. No violence ot any kind had occurred between the Whites, and Indians when Gen. Scott took command. I had suffered great anxiety whilst the troops were in prepara tion-. Difficulties, seemed to be over. No one wjio has not labored as 1 have to save the-lives and prqvent the suffering of a. whole community! cau understand the deep, mortification I have felt, in knowing that the happy results of all my exer- tions must certainly be destroyed by the late pro ceedings of the President’. Ourpcoplie have been so hnrrassed for a long time by 1 ndiandisturbances, alarms, and waits, that they wiH not bear it longer than the troMy required them. To ask them to.J suffer Hoss and bis.friends to remain among their, for two years longer, with, the knowledge that! * v * cry citksen of the Cherokee corihtry has thivf the Indians would have been contented at thfj* ome in line West long before tliis, but for exertions of Ross and - his friends, iff utterly itlSk.. When I proposed to the Secretary of War ar ~| John: Ross two months ago, that Ross shoi'jj remove his people voluntarily before the t hu“ arrived for their rcinoval by the army, tjponi a large compensation to be allowed him by the Government, I received a direct refusal from Roes, and my letter to the Secretary of War, was not honored with an an swer. That the Secretary now, when the Gov ernment lilts no power over the treaty, except to . enforce it, should propose to reward Ross for de nouncing the Government as dishonest at faith less, by possession of the lands the peopl e gran ted them byt he State, is indeed an act ofdislionostv and faithlessness. The President will not be per mitted to sell the rights of the people of Georgia, to buy votes elsewhere. The people will see to that if the public authorities do not. If my health permits, arid the President deter mines that lie will maintain the Indians in their occupancy oftlie State, l shall proceed to the Cherokee Country, and try whether the rights of the State arc to-he trampled upon, or violated by military force. We have two thousand men in the field, under Gen. Floyd—not one of whom will obey anv order to set at defiance the sovereign ty of the State. If the United States troops shall attempt to resist our laws, they will be required to leave the State, and our troops be withdrawn from tlie United States service. The requisition under which they went into service was to remove the Cherokees, not to maintain them upon our soil. The Government may yet stop in its work of un mixed mischief. The Indians can be removed by the United States Government and the troops now assembled, with more ease, and less suffering, than by the State, and I shall continue to insist upon its proceeding to remove them at once. If the President refuses, the consequences must be upon his head. Far the purpose of giving you as-much inform ation as I readily can, as to th» course taken by the State and General Government, in removing the Chcrokees, I forward you the enclosed copies of papers. The requisition of Gen. Scott for troops from this State. My order for raising them, and the special commissions given to the officers, show the* troops arc only authorized to remove the Indians and protect the ccople- The letters to the owners of the lands occu pied by the Indians, to Gen’s Scott and Floyd, show the rights of the people, and at the same time the exertions w hich have been made to pre vent any collision between them and the Indians, and the general state of peace, and the confi dence that the Indians w uld, with prudence, be removed without difficulty. The proclamat ion of the Kith March,'will show the anxiety with which I have protected the rights of the Indians. Ihe address of Gen. Scott to the Cherokecs, shows what his original instructions were. He says he has no right to grant them further delay, and that within one month, every man, woman and child, must he moving from the country. My letters to the Secretary of War and Ross, show that more than two months before the arri val of the time for the removal of Indians, by force, I proposed that Ross, should before that time,re move them voluntarily. Ross’answer shows for itself. None was received from Mr. Poinsett. I send you the late instructions to Gen. Scott, \ which shew that the President is proceeding with out the consent of the States or Congress, to stop the removal oftlie Indians by the troops, and to rely upon contracts with Ress’s friends; and the intention oftlie President to make the owners of the lauds in this State, depend upon General Scott for possession. In my letter oftlie 30th November, I reques ted Air. Poinsett to put an end to his correspon dence with Ross. In his reply of the 9th Decem ber, he says it was continued with the hope ot inducing Ross to aid in the peaceable removal of the Indians; but when satisfied that this could not be done, he would inform me of it. In liis letter of the 16th December he writes, that in con formity with that promise, liis correspondence with Ross was at an end. Several communications have been received this morning from the Cherokee country. A state of quiet prevails every where. I send you an extract of Dr, Hamilton’s letter. I can not but hope that the friends of humanity will in duct the Government to retiacc its steps. Very respectfully, yours, Arc. GEORGE R, GILMER. MiUcdgerille, June 2d, 1838. To liis Excellency, G. It. GILMER : Sir:—Haviug just arrived from the scene of operations in the CherokFe country, 1 avail my sldf of the honor of communicating to your Ex cellency. the movements of my Chief, wUhut the limits of Georgia. Upon the - 2Hh u!t. he placed tile Volunteers under tlie eommae’d o! Gem Floyd, in position ; and on the 25th eom roeneedoperations, Gen. Floyd, in person, com nuuidtni the first detachment that operated. The j*T>;ri.ptnes.s and ability of his movement, gave to the commanding General the highest e itisinction, while it present and to the balance of the command, the most salutary example. *Flie number of prisoners on Tuesday last, was about 3090; and by this time, 1 do not think there is’a wandering Indian Luthe Cherokee coiin- Trv, within the limits ot Georgia. '1 he captures were made with the utmost kindness and Immun ity,'and tree from every stain of violence. The deportment of our Georgia citizens, resi dent in the Cherokee counties, has been marked bv a forbearance and kindness towards the In dians. that must win lor them tlie admiration oi every philanthropist. Penult me to conclude with the congratulation of our rights being so promptly and peacefully secured. With the highest regard, A. IT. KENAN. Volunteer A id-de-camp to (Jen. f cott. A LETTER FROM JOHN F' South L’.c, Berkshire Countv. M ~ , ' uissactmsetts.. My Frinkd—While 1- . May 7, £BB6. I received vour kind lottw u 111 j p ". or " . . * * 4 ol tlie &mi. iritiiHO ui answer to mine, tor , r . . , , ed to you. It was .r | “ ch - crrutl - v , irigton, in order .r . J desire to have visited Wash interview with- ' hav °, tl, . e l ,,easure a p^simal the great lnd‘ - ,ou ’ antl also ' t9 s * e jfle result ot in the i.-C' * lm novv * n a course of discussion retirm r -lfc; *’ tu I^lC period I have set a part to biv j.' J ,u y country fs the fust of June, and 1 ■ "i, out a short time-to. spend, among my wife’s , “ .uions. I did not write as fidiy as the interesting subject of the (’llerokeo removal, and the natureoftlie eoun try demanded, as I then believeil l shoold von. Now - you wilt allow rue to relate mv opinion of ourco-untry iu the west,, and dje situalLon, of oui; people.. I'ite - treaty is so liberar] in its provisions for tlie ! comfortable removal of the Cherokees, that I liave j heard no complaints on: that heady but the highest satisfaction. Those - w ho-went by. water i-n- steam boats in the- spring «t tlie yeiur passed! with so much despatch, that most of them plnntedl corn Jt ' raised-considerableerops-. Yom know that good andexemplary Christian,. Mr. Charles Moore. He- J said that be planted in die month .Juue,. anui 1 raised a greater crop of beans, pumpkins, audeoru - , than he ever did in Georgia under the most favor able circumstances. He said that “the land tu tlie AVcst was so rich that lie could “ compare-i t to nothing else than a fattened hog, which was so fat that he could not get up.” I have travelled extensively in that country—once, from my residence, near the corner of Missouri and Arkansas, to Fort Smith, through Flint district, where I had the pleasure of beholding fine springs of water, excellent farms, and comfortable houses, and mills, and mission schools, belonging t» the Cherokees, and every evidence of prosperity and happiness was to be seen among the Cherokees as a people. I saw a number who had previously arvived, and who arrived sinee I had, and I heard but one sentiment—that they were happy and contented in their new country. Indeed, the soil is so exceedingly rich and well timbered, and the navigation of the Arkansas river affords them superior commercial advantages to what they enjoyed in tlie East,. 1 joked with the people and asked them if they would return to Georgia, even if they could be reestablished in their ancient, rights and location in that country ? They invari ably said, no, by no means ! " Nothing would induce them to return. But they sincerely wished that the eyes of their countrymen might be openad, and break from the delusions of John Ross anil Ins political tools, and escape to this good land. I think in (bis direction 1 travelled over eightv-eight milesof the nation in a straight line. After this, I visited the newly acquired land, called neutral, which was added to our country West by the treaty of Now Echofa I rode over it about two days! and I there found Mr. Joseph Rogers, our Cherokee friend from the Chattahoochy, pleasantly situated in the finest reg'on of country l cverbeheld on any land in die United States. The streams here, of all sizes from the river to the brooks, run swiftly over clear stones and pebbles, and the water is clear as crystal, in which excellent fish abound in vast numbers. The soil is diversified, from the best prairie lands to the best bottom lands in vast tracts Never did l see a better location for settlements, and better springs in the world. God has thrown his favors here with a broad cast. In this region are numerous mills, and it is of itself capable of supporting a larger population than the whole Cherokee nation. On niv return, I travelled towards Fort Gibson, seventv-five miles in another direction, and I found the richness of the soil and natural advantages far superior to any other country in my travels. In this trip, 1 visited Parkhill mission, where the Rev. Mr. Worcester and Air. Boudinot are located and are engaged in the translation and publication of useful rel i gious books in the Cherokee language, and also Choctaw books prepared by the Choctaw missionaries. But what pleased me more, and which was anew thing here, in this country, those gentlemen had published a C hristiaa Almanac in Cherokee and English, calculated for the meridian of Port Gibson! I fonud this extensively in circulation among the Cherokees; and, in fact, 1 was pleased to find religous tracts, in the Indian language, on the shelves of fullhlooded Cherokees, and every one knew and seemed to love the “ messenger,” as they call Mr. Worcester. 1 very often met with new emigrants from the Eastern nation, either arriving, or s« tiling the country, or on their way to Fort Gibson, to draw the balance of their dues for their lands and improvements. These neid comers were formcily of opposite parties in the old natiou; there was no disposition to quarrel) but every disposition manifested to rultivate friendship, and rejoice together iu the possession oi this country. Iliad tlie pleasure of being introduced to General Arbuckie, commanding at Fort Gibson, and 1 found him to be an excellent man, of fine personal appearance, and intelligence. He in formed me tii.it the country next to the Osages, on the Verdigris, was best in the country, and was yet unsettled; so you perceive that l am greatly pleased with our new country. Most all the iutctiiiiei.t men of our nation, our supreme judges, our slieri.i’s, our marshal, our legislators, and our national treasurer, arc you are aware, already removed; and all are engaged in the building ofbouses and the opening of farms. Ma ny oftlie Charm- - cos Lave turned their attention to merchandising, and some have supplied them selves with goods from New Orleans and New York, besides other places more convenient to the nation. Many of the Christian Cherokees are engarudin the organization of schools and temperance so*rie. ties, and there is no danger, as some supposed, tl thc Cherokees would indulge s > much ir ,;, t chase as to reirogre.de from eivilizariop • the 1 have also »he pleasure of informing • -Aml the utmost friendship and tranquility > 01 A that tween the Indians and the citizens prevails be- States, not only those who Itv ol the Unwed: stations, but thereof your cif 5 Ja t the military Missouri and Arkansas, ne? .zeiis win reside in In th: best state of frier ‘ the Cherokee nation, together ou both sidk .dshiy* they, visit and trade advantage. In aJ ,sos the line, to their mutual saline splint's,* -litiotjito tliis, we have excellent* 1 was told J ' • herejmlt is made by the Cherokees to work ©* ndge ACutin was about to connnenee health ." u °* rfiese-salines,, hi regard to the siua r c * tho: country, 1 find dint it. isgood on tlie w i watoucourses, and! it is only on the larger atercowrses that the fiver mid, ague prevails, among new settlers. But it issoaie wiiat singular,, whenever a Cherokee ;«riv,es in, the eoiuilrv* wlyuever tli.it iiudLii b(% lie cannot be induced t<y change his location for a better. He will say that. ■ there is either no better, or that his placets as good ’ as he wants it (o be.. If the People oftlie United .States could only, seeour condition in the West, they would no longer assist John Ross to delude tlie poor, ignor ant portion of aur people to remain in the East while lie can speculate on their miseries. The Cherokee Government in the West ik very nmeli like it was in the old'nation before it was. suppressed by the States. They have Executive, Legislature, and a Judiciary, and trial by junj.. Seaate entertain.such magnauimous views towards fins well-being ofthe Indians in future. R(,mv eilas they are from State jurk-dietion and conflict, wdth the rich advantages of Christianity and civ.il iratiV.n, the t hoctawsi Cherokees, Chickasaws. Creek ~ and othcruations, are destined tn heroine a. mighty an ! a happy people in the West., I am truly plensed to find that one ueiglilmr, Sena tor Sevier* stands by your side in t his grout under*, taking. That was a happy thought of his in call ing the Indian. Territory ".Y msho." It means, in tlie Osage,.language the" Clear Waters .” I. should, lie glad to receive the documents con nected. wirii, that bill,, and ail.the important speech es upon the-subject. W LiJ« I was in Aew \ « iff, ] fottrdjtl at the ie!i jgious: community were entirely bewildered by ;.rob»i Roes, imit the party slang of their papers. , fnstcmf of iewing the hi to- treaty as a blessing to the Cherokees* and as a mode of relief to the ( su tie ring t herokees, they considered it the source i ofall their afflictions. I attempted to explain John Ross’s position in the papers; and many of them are convinced that the- treaty and its friends arem the right : but agreat many are stiff bewil dered. They heheve that John, Russ is the nation; and, could he succeed to, break, the treaty, tho whole of the Southern States would retire ‘ from their j urisdic t i’onat charters. I sometimes feel afraid that alt is not riabt in these editors of newspapers. It would seem that they would be wdling to have the Indians resist and shed blood, and produce a Florida scene, i« order to render their Government odious. They seem to be pleased to have money expended ta suppress Indian hostilities, and then blame the Government for the expenses. They well know that the Indians cannot exist in the’States; and all they can possibly accomplish by their memo rials is, to assist John Ross to effect a treaty, the character of which is buried deep in his breast. They all know that in tlie East the Cherokees have had no Government, and have had no dec lions for nine ycais past; and yet John Rossis, in t heir est imation, a constitutional chief over alitho ( nei nkees ; and if the President refuses to recog nise this preposterous claim, and determines to see that all the Cherokees shall share alike from the avails of their land, then they proclaim him a monster, aud John Ross the Cherokee Chris tian. 1 shall remain here to the Ist of June . and I will be obliged to you for another letter before I start for the West. lam your friend. _ w ' JOHN RIDGE. Gov-. Wilson Lumpkin. The terms of seventeen United States Senators expire on the fourth of March next, viz •—Messrs. M Kean of Pensylvania, Webster of Massachu setts, Swift of Vermont, Robbins of Rhode Island, Southard of New Jersey, Bayard, of| Dela ware, Merrick Maryland, Rives, of Virginia, Tall i madge ofNcw York, Norvell of Michigan, Benton ,of Missouri, Tipton of Indiana, Shcply of Maine. Niles of Connecticut, Trotter of Mississippi, Grundy Tennessee, and Morris of Ohio- AV lug, 6 ; Conservatives, 3 : Van Buren men, 9* Large Snake. —A Rattle-Snake measuring e leven feet, four inches in length, was a few days ago killed on the farm of Col. B. Kirkland in Hen ry county. We have been promised the skin of this unusually large snake, which when received, we shall hang up in the Herald Office for the ex amination of our friends. With a few more such contributions, who knows but that we may estab lish a Musucm ?— lricinton Herald.