Cherokee Phoenix

A Second Troup.[sic] - His Excellency Governor Forsyth, of Georgia, appears to possess a full porti

Published April, 3, 1828

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A Second Troup.[sic] - His Excellency Governor Forsyth, of Georgia, appears to possess a full portion of the spirit of his predecessor, in the office of chief magistrate of the above mentioned state. It is well known that the Cherokee Indians in the state of Georgia, have made such advances in civilization and the arts, as to have established over themselves a regular form of government, with tribunals of justice, 'c. and that they are making rapid advances in every species of improvement in civilized life. Among other things they have established schools, and a printing press, and bid fair, in short time, to become a well ordered, respectable community.-- In this state of things, and with such a prospect before them, Governor Forsyth has issued a proclamation, the object of which is obvious. It is to break up this tribe, drive them away after the Creeks to the wilderness, crush every effort towards civilization, and destroy all the hopes of improvement which have thus far been entertained in behalf of this injured people.--N. Y. Dai. Adv.


Distressing Shipreck. [sic]--In the Journal du Havre, of the 18th December we find the following particulars of the distressing shipreck [sic] of the American brig Lydia, Capt. Sylvia, bound to this port from Cork.--N. Y. Adv.

HAVRE, 18th Dec.- The crew of this vessel, to the number of 36 arrived this morning, by the Jean Baptiste, Capt. Auburt, who took them off at sea the 28th November. The statement of Capt. Sylvia is subjoined. The Lydia sailed from Cork on the 13th October for New-York. 16th was overtaken by a storm which split his sails. On 31st another storm, in which the mainmast was carried away, the pumps choked, and two of the best hands disabled. 4th Nov. fell in with ship Corinthian, of Baltimore, bound to Lima, who refused us all succor, though informed that each one on board was reduced to an ounce of bad bread per 24 hours.--Fortunately the same day fell in with the French ship Panurga, from Charleston to Havre, from whom we received some sails and a few provisions. When we reached the 62 deg. of long. the mate was no longer able to work. 13th Nov. spoke brig Ospray from Salem, bound to Boston from Gibraltar, from whom we received a little bread and flour. 21st, lost our other mast, and the vessel became unmanageable. Every body being exhausted by fatigue and want, despair was visible in every face, the provisions were exhausted-a dog then served for our food for three days; this last resource consumed, and famine staring us in the face, all tho'ts were turned to another horrible resource. The exhausted ' miserable wretches whose strength had failed them, became the victims of those who could yet work at the pumps!! In this desperate situation, Heaven, sent to our relief on the evening of the 28th, the French brig Jean Baptiste, which restored hope to our worn out spirits. A boat was sent to us, and two of our passengers returned in her to communicate to the commander our frightful situation. M. Aubert said he was bound from Charleston to Havre, and would take us all on board-we were 36-but when, in spite of the rough weather, the women and children were safely transported to the French brig, the captain said that having a long route yet before him, he could not burden himself with so many people, but would send provisions and sails to those left on board. The boat returned with this news, and a scene of terrible despair ensued. The separation of mothers from children, and brother from brother, seemed more terrible than death itself; and as the brig prepared to make sail, the most piercing cries of despair were uttered from both vessels. The generous Frenchman, touched by the scene, and listening rather to the dictates of human nature than of prudence, (since he only had on board the necessary allowance for his own crew,) resolved to receive all in his vessel; and each sailor emulating the example of his captain, shared with the shipwrecked sufferers his bottle and his bread. To this generous devotedness [sic] do we owe our existence.