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13.  John Ross to Elias Boudinot, 13 February 1830

Sir

    . . . If it is thus that the laws of Georgia are to be extended and executed over the Cherokees, it is very obvious that justice and humanity are not to be respected.  The very occurrences of these illegal and vicious proceedings testify the fact in columns not to be mistaken, because a part of the very intruders who were peaceably removed by the Cherokees are said to be men of such vile character as could not live under their own laws even in Carroll county; Agreeably to treaty stipulations, which is the supreme law of the land, these very men, by their own acts and forfeited the protection of the United States, and had made themselves liable to be punished by the Cherokees or not a they please.  Is it not strange and unaccountable that they should be protected by the laws of Georgia when they commit outrageous acts upon the peaceable and inoffensive Cherokees, upon whose lands they have intruded . . .

John Ross

 

13.  John Ross to Elias Boudinot, 13 Feb 1830, in Gary E. Moulton, ed., The Papers of Chief John Ross vol. 1 (Norman, OK:   University of Oklahoma Press, 1985), 184-87.