[Letter] 1835 Jan. 14, Washington [to Thomas G.] Barron and [David] Irwin, Cassville, Cherokee Nation / Jno. [i.e., John] Ross: a machine-readable transcription
Cherokee Nation. Principal Chief (1828-1866 : Ross)
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This is a letter from John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, to Thomas G. Barron and David Irwin, attorneys for the Nation, dated January 14, 1835. Ross informs them that a small sum will be forwarded to assure them of the Nation's intention to pay for legal services. In addition, he mentions recent acts passed by the state of Georgia, and upcoming judicial proceedings involving Cherokee plaintiffs.
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Washington City Janry [January] 14th 1835Messrs. [Messieurs] Barron & Irwin Gentlemen,,
Under the appropriations make by the Genl. [General] Council at Red Clay last fall, for the Attos. [Attorneys] of the Nation; the Treasurer Mr. John Martin has been instructed to pay to your order the sum of Two hundred dollars. And in making the payment, I am assured [added: authorized] by the Council, to assure you that this sum, "is only an earnest of what the Nation will do for you, when its ability shall be increased"—. The Delegation have submitted to the President thro' [through] the Secry [Secretary] of War, the late Act of Georgia ; and will also present it before Congress, as soon as practicable. The Act of 1833 and the late Amendatory One are [added: also] before the Cherokee Council here, for legal advice— the cases of Lynch 's & [unclear: Pipe ] 's are expected to come up before the Supreme Court, some time next month— [unclear: Mr ] Sergeant & Genl. [General] Walter Jones will appear for them.
In great haste, I am Gentlemen, Your Obt. Servt. [Obedient Servant" TYPE="acronym]
Jno [John] Ross
PS. Do, pray let me hear from you of passing events— if you have nothing consoling to communicate, let [added: the] worst come; my mind is prepared to hear and bear any thing.