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Suggests papers print story of Mission Ridge (Battle of Chatanooga) as many do not know story of impronment of missionaries. Would reflect on what slave power is used to do.
letter, McIlvaine, New York Observer, missionary, slavery
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to the Editor of the New York Observer" (1864). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 83.
Cincinnati March 1 /64
Editor of the N. York Observer-
I am reminded that the late battle of Chattanooga (Mission Ridge) was on the ground from which the Missionaries of the [American] Board, among the Cherokees, were expelled by the Georgia Authorities in 1832, when two of them were [unpursued]. The events connected with that outrage are as much forgotten by those who knew them then, while a whole generation has [risen] since, that knows nothing about them. A Revival of the history would be very interesting + needful just now in connection with anti-slavery showing what we bore with so long, from southern slave, [?] + what the slave power used to do.
I desire to suggest + urge that you produce that history in the Observer. I [the? sic] materials are no doubt near at hand.
Yours very truly