CHEROKEE PHOENIX AND INDIANS' ADVOCATE
Saturday, June 26, 1830
Volume 3 No. 10
Page 3 Col. 2-3
A young Cherokee of our acquaintance has for sometime been employed to teaching a school in one of the adjoining states, now in part represented in Congress by a gentleman who has, during the late session distinguished himself introducing our character and improvement as a people, and by portraying in lively colors our ignorance and wretchedness. It does seem therefore a novel thing that a Cherokee should be instructing the children of some of his constituents. This young friend of ours writes to us:
"My school will be out about the 15th day of September next,, and I will have about ___dollars for my year's wages. If I should undertake for another year, I shall get___ dollars. In one neighborhood in this county, the people have offered me ___dollars. If better offers are not thrown in my way, I shall accept of that. The people are backward about education here, and that is the reason I come such poor speed in getting subscribers for the Phoenix."
It may be proper to observe, that the writer of the above was educated in the nation, and at one of the missionary stations.
A few days ago the United States' troops stationed near the gold mines arrested
nine citizens of Georgia who had come over to dig after they had been once removed.
They were taken to Savannah, to be prosecuted according to the intercourse law
of the United States. We are very glad to perceive that the national executive
intend to give us some protection. The energy exhibited by the commanding officer
in this instance is highly commendable, and cannot fail to gain the approbation
of all honest and well meaning persons.
Mr. Webster's speeches.--The National Intelligencer states, that the "demand for copies of Mr. Webster's speeches in what has been called the great debate in the Senate, has been unprecedented. We are just completing an edition of twenty thousand copies which, added to former editions, will make an aggregate of very nearly forty thousand copies, that will have been printed, also, at other different places throughout the United States, perhaps twenty different editions of these speeches. It is hardly too much to say, that no speech in the English language has ever been so universally diffused, or so generally read."
Steam-Boat blown up by Powder.-- The Steam-boat Tigress on the Ohio, at Rockport
200 miles below Louisville, took fire on the cabin roof, and finding it could
not be put out, she was run ashore, when from the fact of her having 300 kegs
of gunpowder on board, the passengers fled, excepting one or two, who attempted
to scuttle her. Not proving successful in due time, they evacuated to a man,
and in two minutes she exploded, filling the air with a variety of hardware,
which landed on the beach. No lives were lost; all the baggage, books and papers,
are gone. She was principally loaded for Cincinnati. Total loss supposed to
be from $60,000 to $80,000.
Mouse Town, 3d June 1830
Mr. John Martin,
Sir-we stood bound to you for a permit for Samuel M'Junkin, therefore this is to inform you, that we can no longer stand for him, as his conduct is such that we do not feel a willingness to be bound for his future behaviour [sic], therefore we will feel ourselves no longer bound for him.