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26.  John Ross to John Ridge, 4 December 1835


    You do me unmerited injustice in your remarks.   I have not settled upon any fixed course in relation to the duties assigned to the delegation.  In their business, the whole delegation are to determine and I am but one of them.  it is the good of the whole Cherokee people alone which I desire in whatever may be done therefore I must request you to pause and reconsider your intention of declining  to go on with the delegation.  Yours very respectfully

John Ross


25.  John Ross to John Ridge, 4 Dec 1835, in Gary E. Moulton, ed., The Papers of Chief John Ross vol. 1 (Norman, OK:   University of Oklahoma Press, 1985), 378.