Cherokee Phoenix

From the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer

Published January, 19, 1833

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From the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer.


November 28, 1832

The Representatives of the American people have never convened at a crisis more interesting. South Carolina will proceed to nullification. If coercion be attempted, she will secede from the Union 'peaceably, if she can; forcibly if she must.' In the latter movement, she will be sustained, directly or indirectly by a portion of the other States.

Georgia will resist, forcibly, if necessary, the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States in relation to the Cherokees. Both these subjects will occupy the attention of Congress.

The charter of the United States Bank in a modified form will agreeable brought under discussion; and in all probability its fate connected with the other great political questions.

As the Supreme Court does not meet until February their mandate in Georgia cannot be issued and a return made to it until a few days before the adjournment of Congress. The affairs of the Cherokee Nation in the ordinary course of legislation would not therefore come under discussion during the approaching session; but it is believed the question will be brought up in anticipation of resistance by Georgia; and certainly will be agreed during the S. C. debate.


The President's proclamation will be read with deep interest by all - and we fervently hope that its effect on nullifiers of the South may be such, as to induce them to abandon their mad projects in time to save the country from civil war.

After expressing the sentiments avowed in the Proclamation, it may rationally be concluded that the president has resolved to enforce the decision of the Supreme Court in the Georgia case; and that he will not sanction the expulsion of the Cherokees from their lands contrary to the provisions of the existing treaties, and to the express injunction of the law of 1831.

[Balto. Chronicle]