A gentleman who left Tuckabatcha the 25th ult. informs us, that the chiefs of the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Creek Indians, and the agents of the United States, which met at this place on the 17th, had been three days debating on the subject of cutting a road through the Indian country, and the Indians fully refused to give their consent.  Colonel Hawkins, at length, told them, he did not come there to ask their permission to open a road, but merely to inform them that it was now cutting.  Colonel Hawkins did not apprehend any attempt would be made to stop the progress of the workmen employed on the road, as the well informed chiefs or the nations were in favor of it personally, but thought it impolite to give their public assent.

It is rumored in town, that 200 of the Chickasaw Indians have risen, for the purpose of opposing the troops who were directed to open the road through the Creek nations.  We know not what credit to attach to such a report; but trust it may not prove true.  We certainly should much soon expect opposition from the Creeks themselves than from the Chickasaws.

Since the report above alluded to reached town, we have conversed with a gentleman belonging to the army, who says that our troops are prepared for the worst, and that they expect opposition.

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How to cite this article:  "Carthage," Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, Penn.), 18 Dec. 1811, p. 1, available at