PRINCIPAL CHIEF OF THE CHEROKEES. Mr. Ross has been for a number of years at the head of his people, which fact is sufficient evidence of the high estimation in which they hold him as a man capable of discharging the responsible duties devolving upon the office. Mr. R. is a man of education, and as a statesman would do honor to the Legislative Halls of any country. His hospitality is unbounded; from his soft and bland manners, his guests are at once made to feel at home, and forget that they are far from the busy scenes of civilization, and surrounded by the red men of the forest. His house is the refuge of the poor, starved and naked Indian; when hungry, he is sure to find at the abode of this exemplary man something wherewith to appease his hunger, and if naked, a garment to cover his nakedness. Of his private and political history much can be said; but we leave it to those who are more competent to the task, and able to do him that justice due to so eminent a man. . . . [P. 11; entry includes a passage on the Cherokee Indians.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.