Cherokee Phoenix


Published May, 3, 1834

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In our remarks of the tendency of the documents emanating from the President, in the second paragraph and 10th line, after the word secret, read intentions, instead of instructions.

In our reference to the letter from Washington City, the deception which was contained in it, we wish to be understood, as not so intended by the writer himself, but by the President of the United States.


Col. Sanford, President of the Bank at Columbus, Georgia, has announced with much chagrin, the failure of the Bank. He attributes the cause of this, to a combination, who made a run upon it, in order to destroy the institution. We would here remark, that the Col. should have charged the Georgia Guard against the holders of the paper, put them in chains, in the same manner that he treated the Cherokees, and our word for it, HE would have saved the GOLD. We believe the Georgia banks are in the same condition as the character of the State.


On the 12th inst. none of the mails for this place arrived, on account, it is said, of high waters. This may be a good plea amongst white men, but as Indians were employed to transport the mail it would cease to exist. On the 20th, Uncle Sam brought very near a triple mail; Poulson's America Daily Advertiser, are in piles in our office, New York papers in quantities awaiting on us at this time, but they lie undisturbed with the dry deposit question. The papers from the lottery State, likewise, arrived due us for three weeks. On the 27th, (yesterday) the Tennessee mail brought us four dry Jackson papers, and the post office, we mean the beautiful reformed department, sent no mail from Georgia, which brings all our southern, eastern, north, and northwestern papers. News travels slow since the reformation.



It is known to our readers that a tract of land equal to twelve miles square was reserved in Alabama by the treaty of 1819, as also some others in Tennessee, which was to be sold by the President of the United States as the public lands are, and the proceeds to be vested in some profitable stock, and the interest accruing there from was to be applied by the President to the education of the Cherokees east of the Mississippi. That part of the treaty however, remained dormant for fourteen years; when a part of the lands were sold last year for the sum of $45,000.00 and the fund vested accordingly. We were somewhat startled at the fact, rather than the fulfillment of our expectations, at measures taken by the President to carry the provisions of this treaty partially into effect. At the instance of some Cherokees who have enrolled for emigration, (perhaps kissing goes by favors,) the President has engaged to educate six Cherokee boys of these emigrants, so we are informed, at the expense of this fund of the nation, at the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky. Six of these boys were selected and clothed at the Agency, under the superintendence of the enrolling agents.

Orders were likewise given by the Secretary of War, to Col. Montgomery, to notify those who were opposed to emigration to select six more; for the purpose as stated of the others. Five boys have been selected accordingly, and with no little dissatisfaction to the Cherokees, at the measures adopted to disburse the money of the Cherokees, out of the Nation, the two party scholars as we presume the President intend to have them, left the nation on the 20th inst. for the Academy.


Extract of a letter from a gentleman of Cambridge, New York, to the editor, dated

'March 28th, 1834.

'Let me say Dear Sir, with all our discouragements-They that hold on their way, shall be as Mount Zion, which can never be moved; how precious are the promises of the Scriptures, 'Commit thy way unto the Lord, trusting in him, and he will bring it to pass' and will it be in the best way, and in the best time, since it is the Lord, who is on the Throne executing justice and judgement in the earth-and though he tarry long, he will surely come and revenge his own elect 'c.'