In the letter the Cherokee leaders express their concerns over relations with the United States: "You are aware of the distressing situation in which our country stands. We are the earlier possessors of the soil which we still retain but where...
In the letter Schermerhorn discusses the Treaty of New Echota, which had been signed the day before. He mentions the terms of the treaty, such as the removal of the Cherokee Indians, the survey of the newly acquired lands by the federal government,...
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