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Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, April 7, 1830
Vol. II, no. 51
Page 3, col. 2b-3a

 We find the following in the Columbus Enquirer, the organ of all such talk, without credit.  We presume it is the language of the editor.  We have only to say, if the war which this heroic editor threatens to wage against the Indians is to be carried on as another has lately been, when twenty were wounded out of half a dozen Cherokees, we shall hope for a very easy exit out of this world, for we shall not know when we are killed and when we are wounded.  Surely there is magic in the rusty muskets of the Georgia and Alabama Militia.

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 The fanatics of the North;-white savages we call them-are entitled to the thanks of every Georgian for the part they have taken in behalf of the Indians.  The Indians have become rude and immediate prudent from the knowledge no doubt of the deep interest taken in their affairs by the holy allies at the North and hence have laid themselves liable to chastisement; and chastisement they will get, to their heart's content; before long, unless they learn to behave themselves.  The long contest about their removal will then be settled in short order: and for this approaching result it is, that we should be thankful to the white savages of the North: for it will have been brought about by their instrumentality chiefly.

 But if it should come to this & the militia of Georgia and Alabama should have a chance to knock a little of the rust of their old muskets--we despise taking an unmanly advantage even of an enemy--we would just whisper a word of advice in the ear of the Cherokees and Creeks.  Let thee look sharp, before they take the field.  For these very folks who now take deep an interest in their welfare, will well them horn flints to go into battle with, if there is any thing to be made by it.  Look sharp then we say.