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Cherokee Invents Alphabet, 1829

From The Hagerstown Mail
Hagerstown, Maryland
Dec. 4, 1829

The "Ignorant Savages."

The Cherokee Phoenix, of the 27th ult. Says: "We venture to assert, reading and writing are as common here as among the neighboring whites; and certainly those Cherokees who have attended to their alphabet, invented by Mr. Guess, one week, write more correctly than the English scholar, who has been steadfast to his book two years."

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