Cherokee Phoenix


Published October, 22, 1831

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NEW ECHOTA. OCT. 22, 1831

Our paper this week is mostly occupied with a portion of the opinion of Judge Clayton, to which reference was made in our last, and the correspondence of the Gov. of Georgia with the War Department on the subject of Cherokee emigration. As desirous as we are to say many things on the latter of these two documents, we are prevented from so doing, for want of room. We can say this, however. Nothing can be so well calculated to defeat the project of emigration than the letter of his Excellency. It is only necessary to have it well understood by every Cherokee--The statements and insinuations in it are all sufficient to render that project disgusting to our citizens.

The Governor seems to have well understood the weak point of the President. It will be seen that he addresses himself to his party prejudices. The Cherokees are not partizans; but they do not wish to disguise the fact that they desire a change in the Administration of the General Government-it is natural that they should entertain such a wish-it is natural and right that they should wish a man in the presidential chair who will execute the treaties of the United States with the Indians.