RCC Honors History Project

1831 documents

Posted by sierralapoint on November 16, 2009

This is Charles Grandison Finney’s famous sermon “Sinners Bound to Change Their Own Hearts”


This is the confession of Nat Turner (as told to Thomas Gray) on Nov. 5 1831,  6 days before his execution.


The next few are especially interesting in succession.  These are Jackson’s Congressional Addresses regarding the relocation of the Indian Tribes, along with the actual text of the Indian Relocation Act.

This is Jackson’s first inaugural address ( March 4, 1829 ) in which he proclaims: “It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent with the habits of our Government and the feelings of our people.”


This is Jackson’s first annual message to congress regarding the removal and relocation of the Indian tribes. (December, 1829)


This is The Indian Removal Act of 1830


This is Jackson’s second annual address to congress in which he again states his goodwill toward the natives while declaring the start of the relocation. (December 6, 1830)


This is Jackson’s third annual address (December 6, 1831), in which “philanthropists and missionaries invited to help removed Indians advance “from barbarism to the habits and enjoyments of civilized life.”



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