The Cherokees.-We have received the Cherokee Phoenix, containing the opinion of the Supreme Court on the late case presented by the Cherokee Nation against the state of Georgia.--The decision is a lucid and satisfactory document, worthy of the distinguished talents of Chief Justice Marshall. The abstract which we gave some weeks since, from the National Intelligencer, affords a fair view of the argument. The friends of the Indians have generally agreed in regard to the soundness of the decision. Even the Indians themselves we apprehend from the editorial remarks in the Phoenix, will yield their assent to it. But this has nothing to do with the great question of the Indian rights, nor with the conduct of Georgia, nor with the obligations of the General Government. These questions were not brought into view in the motion before the Court, and of course could not be decided. Still the administration prints exhibit the decision as a perfect refutation of the Cherokee claims, and a triumphant vindication of the sound policy of Andrew Jackson!
This we are aware, is becoming an old subject. But, though old, we hope it will not be suffered to sleep. The enemies to the Indians are wide awake. Their measures of oppression are going forward with accelerated power, and soon it will be too late to arrest them. Let it not be true in this case as it is in most others that
'Injustice, swift, erect, and unconfined,
Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o'er mankind,
While prayers to heal her woes move slow behind.'
Every day adds strength to the power of Georgia. Her measures are pursued with unrelenting severity, while President Jackson and all his partizans look quietly on, affecting to deplore the evil, but unwilling to put forth a single effort to oppose it. Utica Gazette.