A Regiment of Cherokees.
--We publish on the first page of to-day's paper an account of a mass meeting of Cherokee Indians
, held on the 1st of August. The Fort Smith Times contains a letter from John Ross
, their Principal Chief, to Major G. W. Clarke
, A. Q. N. C. S. A., under date of August 24th, enclosing dispatches to Gen. McCulloch
We quote a portion of the letter. "In view of this action a regiment of mounted men will be immediately raised and placed under command of Col. John Drew
, to meet any emergency that may arise.
The dispatches to General McCulloch
relate to these subjects, and contain a tender from Col. Drew
of his regiment for service on our Northern border.
Having response the cause of the Confederate Sates
, we hope to render efficient service in the protracted war which now threatens the country, and to be treated with a liberality and confidence becoming the Confederate Sates
This is gratifying.
are a war, his people, and Kansas
Jayhawkers and Abo will be made to feel their vengeance aggressions which they have been committing for a series of years under the protection of the Federal Government