Cherokee Phoenix

'Putting all these things together, we are led to conclude, that Governor Lumpkin and Governor Hamil

Published January, 5, 1833

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'Putting all these things together, we are led to conclude, that Governor Lumpkin and Governor Hamilton think pretty much alike on the general subject; but that the former is not disposed to drive on quite so furiously as the latter. Now there may be political as well as philosophical reasons for this show of moderation in the Georgia governor. That state are now engaged in prosecuting their measurers against the Cherokees, in which they are countenanced by President Jackson. Their first object is to secure the Cherokee case. When that is accomplished, they will probably be ready to undertake another crusade. It is well known to them, that General Jackson intends to crush nullification at least in S. Carolina; and if Georgia were to be found cooperating with her neighbor in her opposition to the revenue laws, she might run the chance of losing his good will in the warfare against the Cherokees. As the latter controversy is farther advanced than the other, it is natural enough for them to conclude that it may be sooner terminated; and then Georgia will be at liberty to take up the other quarrel and go on lovingly with her neighbor.'

N. Y. Adv.


Georgia Nullification.-- A project has been introduced to the Legislature of Georgia, for a Convention of the State of Georgia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee, 'which shall take into consideration the Tariff System of the General Government, and devise and recommend the most effectual and proper mode of obtaining relief from the evils of that system.'

The Georgians seem to have declined, for the present, a state nullification of the Tariff laws; but the nullification advocated by the South Carolinians, is in no respect more extravagant or more fatal to the existence of the national government than that urged and enforced in Georgia in opposition to the constitutional authority of the national Judiciary. The measures pursuing in the State for crushing the Court, and destroying the power of that branch of the government, are quite as fatal to the Union and the Constitution as the doctrine promulgated in South Carolina will be when carried into full effect.

It ought not to be forgotten, that if these disorganizing proceedings end in disunion, the sin and the shame will rest forever upon the head of General Jackson. If he had not countenanced the unhallowed proceedings of Georgia, in appropriating to her own use the land and gold and silver mines of the unhappy Cherokees- if he had enforced the laws for the protection of Indian rights from the encroachments of the robbers--if he had not lent all the influence of his high station to bring the decisions of the Supreme Court into contempt, we should not now have been reduced to this extremity. It is the executive sanction that has been given to practical nullification in Georgia, which has emboldened the theoretical nullifiers of South Carolina to carry out their plans to an extent which now admits of no retreat, and of no amicable termination.- Salem Gazette.