Cherokees resist emigration

An item from the Richmond Enquirer, titled, Preparations for Slaughter!

Indicates that Gen Scott is to be dispatched to Cherokee country “to look down any opposition”, and that he is calling for a military force from several states; it commends this measure, saying that “in the long run, it will prove the soundest economy”.  Then from the Washington Spy (Geo) comes this:  “From the best information that can be obtained, it would appear, these deluded people, (the Cherokees), are resolved not to emigrate, until a resort be made to compulsory measures”.