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Gold Diggers Expelled From Cherokee Lands, 1830

From The Adams Sentinel
Gettysburg, Pa.
Oct. 12, 1830

The Savannah Georgian says:

"Governor Gilmer has been impelled to this measure by the audacity and increasing number of the gold diggers in the Cherokee country, whose depredations in the aggregate are immense, and the non-existence of any law applicable to this contingency. Major Wager and his reinforcements of U. S. Troops have arrived at their destination, and commenced operation, but their small force must find it an arduous task, and hardly a successful one, to drive out the hordes of these treasure-hunting marauders, amounting to many thousands, spread over an extensive country. The Athenian mentions that the policy pursued by Major Wager is to destroy the provisions, camp equipage, working utensils, or whatever else is found belonging to the diggers, while they themselves are conveyed to the nearest ferry, and put across the river free of charge. A gentleman who traveled that road a short time ago informs that he met at least one hundred on the road in one day who had been thus expelled from the territory, or had taken the hint from this gentle specific administration to others."

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