We had no idea that the President had power to demolish Indian agencies. We thought they were erected by an act of Congress. Be that as it may, however, the Creek agency is about to be demolished if we may believe the following article.
From the Columbus Enquirer.
'The Augusta Courier doubts the correctness of our statement, made a few weeks since, relative to the recent communication of the President to the Creek Agent. The short mention we then made of the determination of the Executive, did not embrace all the important facts of the case. The President observed in the communication alluded to, in addition to what we stated in a former number of our paper, that as the State of Alabama had extended her jurisdiction over the Creek Indians, and by the act made them a part of her population; it was incompatible with the rights of sovereign State, to keep a Government Agent within its limits, to control and manage the concerns of a portion of its citizens. Entertaining these views on the subject, we directed the Agent to close the business of the Agency with the termination of the present year, as the only business the Government would have with the Creek Indians, would be the payment of the annuity allowed them, so long as they remained in Alabama, which could hereafter be dispersed by means of a special agent.'