22 Feb. 1816
Colonel Lowrey: Father I now have the pleasure to be in your presence. I am directed by my National Council to take you our Father by the hand. This day was appointed by the Great Spirit for us to see one another. It makes my heart as glad to enter your house as it does when I enter my own house. . . .
His Excellency Ja. Madison: I was apprised of your coming before you arrived at this place. It always gives me great pleasure to receive my friends in my house especially my red Brethren the Cherokees who have fought by the side of their White Brethren and spilt their blood together.