Cherokee Phoenix


Published August, 19, 1829

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Correction. In our last, speaking of the examination of the School at Brainerd, we said some the Scholars were examined in English Grammar. We should have said geography.


The unfounded report of the hostile intentions of the Creeks and Cherokees, it appears, has had the desired effect. The two companies of the United States' troops, recently stationed at Augusta, have been ordered to proceed to Fort Mitchell, where also, several hundred additional troops from Alabama and the Floridas have been order by Gen. McComb. This indeed is a fine manoeuvre for nothing.

The Milledgeville Statesman observes. 'We trust the Indians will see the necessity of submitting in peace to their inevitable destiny.' What destiny? To be slandered, and then butchered?


The Augusta Chronicle tells its readers, (which, by the way, is not so,) that the editor of the Cherokee Phoenix is a halfbreed. If this were true we know not to what good purpose it would answer the Chronicle to tell it. Upon reflection, however, our readers will find it to be an ingenious turn to get out of a difficulty. Some of the Georgia papers have confidently asserted that only the white and halfbreeds in this nation were opposed to emigraiton. It is ascertained by the editor of the Chronicle, that the editor of the Phoenix is opposed to emigration, therefore he must be a half breed.


The following extract of a letter was addressed to a citizen of this place, by an old acquaintance. We publish it verbatim and by request. The writer intends to be in season for a slice to of the anticipated spoil. We think his extreme devotedness of General Jackson has greatly blinded him when he say, 'his will is the law of the land' -- 'the Big man said it and it must be so.' How many in these United States will subscribe to such doctrines? In the view of the writer, if he really believed what we wrote, the government of his country is farther from being republican than many of the monarchies in Europe.

I have not seen or scarcely heard from you for the last seven years, but seeing President Jackson's talk to your Nation, I have with pleasure thought of and wrote you. I have been a warm supporter of General Jackson and feel the same sentiments yet but think it hard for you and who have been our friends in peace and war to either come under our laws or move to the Arkansas but so it is, his will is the law of the Land, and he has said to you that it must be done and there is no alternative. Judge Whites opinion I admire, But all is in vain the Big man said it and it must be so -- write me on the receipt of this and let me know what is thought by your nation and you, and what will be the course you intend to pursue I mean the body of your nation if they intend going to the Arkansas those that intend staying will be allowed reservations. There can something be done of fixing on sites that will be valuable for a town 'e. Let me hear from you on the receipt this letter. Know what the Creeks are doing whether there is not some good settlements adjoining to your line and give me a description of the soil and water of the best part of the Creek country.


Extract of a letter to the editor, from a gentleman in Pennsylvania

Respecting the oppressive conduct of the State of Georgia towards your nation there is but one sentiment here and that is of decided disapprobation. Cruelties of this description towards an innocent and interesting race can not be viewed by any of us but with abhorrence. However they may succeed in their nefarious design to oppress you, you have a never failing source of consolation; there is a day of righteous retribution coming, and if not in time, in the eternal world a just and righteous God will reward the oppressor with the fruit of his own doings, and amply recompense the oppressed for all the injuries suffered by them.