[Letter] 1799 June 24, [to] the warriors & chiefs of the Cherokee Nation / John Sevier : a machine-readable transcription of an image
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This document is a letter written to the Warriors and Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation by Governor John Sevier (1796-1801, 1803-1809) on June 24, 1799. In the letter, Sevier tells the Cherokees that Reverend Lyman Potter has offered his services to teach education, religion, and the fine arts to their people. Sevier praises Potter and gives his recommendation to the Cherokee of Potter's qualifications.
The bearor [bearer] of this letter is the Reverend [unclear: Mr. ] Lyman Potter ; a person distinguished for his piety, sobriety, & moral conduct. His business into your Nation is to enquire of you head Men and Warriors, whether or not, you Would wish to engage a suitable person to instruct and teach your young people in the useful branches of Education, Religion, and [added: the] Sciences [added: finer Arts]; Mr. Potters [Potter's] designs and intentions Appear to be composed of a laudable [and And] Christian like intention, Virtues, and Should you incline to have your Nation instructed in the usefull [useful] and necessary branches I have Mentioned to you, I beg you to believe that you will not find a more suitable person than Mr. Potter [added: either to influ give instruction himself, or send furnish you with proper characters to do it] — I rejoice to See Such an offer made by So emminent [eminent] a character of his Services to your people, and hope it may be attended with the utmost Success, and blessings