Cherokee Phoenix

From the Columbian Centinel

Published May, 19, 1832

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From the Columbian Centinel.


The accounts which we receive from Washington agree in the position that the Jackson party is fast breaking up, and dwindling into a minority. The most respectable and influential of that party have long been disgusted with the current measures pursued and recommended. They perceive with regret, that like the degenerate days of the Roman Republic, 'everything is venal' for the Executive circle. The party has already been proved to be a minority in the Senate, and it will soon be the case in the popular branch. Should the present Speaker be appointed to a foreign mission, as has been hinted, an opposition speaker would at once be elected. Indeed before the present session shall have closed, it will appear, that the whole party will be dismembered, like the breaking up of the ice in the spring. The disclosures growing out of the investigation of the affair of Houston, and the violence of some partisans of Jackson and Van Buren connected therewith, will operate forcibly to open the eyes of the people far and near. The effect will be to concentrate all the elements of opposition in favor of Henry Clay, who is considered on all hands as the most powerful competitor of the President. Such an opposition must and will prevail, in spite of all the efforts of a pensioned press to the contrary. The correspondent of the New York Inquirer, the Van Buren organ in New York, say that 'a more talented, ambitious and dangerous opposition never was organized in any country.' There is no doubt it is 'talented,' and 'dangerous' to the existing corrupt administration, and that it is 'ambitious' of driving the powers that be from their strong holds for the good of the country.- That the opposition will be successful in their efforts, we have now evidence in every mail from the South. Let them persevere in the good work, and they will most assuredly triumph.