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[Letter], 1831 June 10, New Echota, Cher[okee] Na[tion] to George R. Gilmer, Governor of Georgia

Author: S A Worcester; Georgia. Governor (1829-1831 : Gilmer); Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)); Tennessee State Library and Archives.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Libraries.
Publisher: 1831.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Letter dated June 10, 1831 from Samuel A. Worcester, Christian missionary living in the Cherokee Nation, to Georgia Governor George R. Gilmer in response to a letter Worcester received from Gilmer. Worcester received Gilmer's letter through Colonel Sanford and is informed by Sanford that he is liable to arrest if he has not removed within ten days. Worcester defends himself against accusations made by the governor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Named Person: S A Worcester; S A Worcester
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S A Worcester; Georgia. Governor (1829-1831 : Gilmer); Southeastern Native American Documents Collection (GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)); Tennessee State Library and Archives.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Libraries.
OCLC Number: 44844356
Notes: Document held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tenn. Cherokee Collection, box 1, folder 29, document 045.
Document ID: ch045.
Digital image of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Tennessee Libraries in 2000, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Description: 5 pages /leaves
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Responsibility: S[amuel] A. Worcester.

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Letter dated June 10, 1831 from Samuel A. Worcester, Christian missionary living in the Cherokee Nation, to Georgia Governor George R. Gilmer in response to a letter Worcester received from Gilmer. Worcester received Gilmer's letter through Colonel Sanford and is informed by Sanford that he is liable to arrest if he has not removed within ten days. Worcester defends himself against accusations made by the governor, contending that his goal is to stimulate the spiritual growth of the Cherokee people and not to revolt politically against the state. He explains why he cannot in good conscience take the oath of Georgia and describes his progress in translating Christian texts into Cherokee. Worcester is determined to remain with the Cherokee until he is forced to move. Elias Boudinot, editor of the Cherokee newspaper is mentioned.

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