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their own blood to the sepulchres ot , their fathers: and unless such eii'orts and prayers as yours, accompanied by the strong arm of the mighty, and the redeeming spirit of the vjod oi Hosis, aid at this awful crisis, the death dirge of that land of the I and heroic will come to us from thi mouldering towers of Acropolis, an the mourn in-; waves of the iEgean and awaken, when it is too late, the lunentation— "The fair and the beautiful have fall en; the valiant in battle are laid low, jmd there is none to helji" i avuuU areit my Cyes from the dark storm that lowers ind blackens, and bursts upon the lanl of my child hood. Destruction comsth. Aiy coun try seeketh peace, but there is none. Her persecutors are snifter than the eagles of heaven. H;r warfare is that of the undying spi it of freedom, with the demon of tyranny. Her ap peal, therefore, is to tie patriotic.— Would to God it might go forth as the voice of many waters, to the patriot ic of the world s entire population.— Shall the angel of freecom revisit the graves and battle grounds of her he roes, but to weep at the tomb of her Achilles, her Khraiskakas. her Gau ms; or sighing in saekelpth among the desert solitudes of her once beautiful Aihos, look out on her fields, scathed by ravages of war—upon her cities sitting solitary in their desolation up on her whole land sending to heaven the one agonizing prayer of the oppres sed ml enthralled? © trf? oaniry! 'file warfaVC' Oj \ Greece is that of gifted intellect with I ;he tiger that prowls with ferocious luxury around the funeral pyres of ge nius. Her appeal, therefore, is t.o the scholar. Shall the halls of the Acade my remain forever a bourt for owls— a place for the beasts of prey to dwell ' in? Shall silence regn in the moun tains of song, and th«f laurel of poesy fall from the brow thfit should wear it ; as immortal. : 0, my country! Her warfare is that of the cross with the crescent — of Christianity with the principalities of the power of darkness. Her ap peal therefore is toj the Christian.— the buried altars of the Seven Churches moulder with the bones of the slain in battle? •/ I 0, nfiy country! ? seem to look thro' the portentous cloAil, which is ready 'o discharge its magazines of wrath • J'paa f i!ie ungei of thy Vrighter destiny descending from hea ven. Behold he ometh! From the vales of Morea to the mountains of Thracia—the voice that summoneth to battle is heard—Onward! Oavvard! to the conflict! the redemption of Greece draweth nigh!— The voice is heard in this land of the Pilgrims of Freedom. Their Christian daugh ters assemble with the weapons of spiritual faith. Shall I look abroad over this fair conntry in vain for the marshalled host of the powerful of their sons!— But I cannot reproach a people to whom my country ovveth so much. No; already have the 'States man" and the "Si* Brothers," like the "May flower of a fori rn hope," which succored trie infancy of this mighty nation, wal-fed the song of re joicing in the dwelliigs of Greece.— Is there a Christiai who will refuse to co-aperato iii tlvfc holy struggle.'— I remain silent—thfc moveless, lifeless objects of Nature answer, No. The regenerate 11 of will be as life from the. ead to' the religion of the eastern worl It will be ac- companied by a net and powerful era qf Christian enterp ise. Even now, I behold the standarc of the true faith, With the cross uponlhe summit, just rising upon the si ores of Greece. The cresent hides Itself in the black ,pet;s of darkness. I behold all Asia and Europe shakin; themselves from the slumber of corupt Christianity, and angels of the sjven Churches re kindling the fire oil their altars, and writing upon theilj walls, Salvation. Shall C hristians, tlpn,—shall patriots scholars, fail tojfecl a common in terest in the holy struggle of my coun try? God forbid!—l am happy, mad am, that I may miigle my prayers with yours for thw redemption of Greece. C.PERDICARI. IEWECHOTAs TIHJRSI>A V", M TO CORRESPONDENTS. The communication of "A Cherokee " vc have inserted entire, according to his request, with verbal corrections As our correspondent seems to think we have done „ m a ,Itt,e '"justice, ir omiuing a «»ntence ln hls forracr wm-mirtication, it may be k proper to state for his consideration, that our word is out before the public, and we consider it to be our duty to adhere to it.— We request those who write for the columns of the Phoenix, to peruse our address to the public, published in our first number, and to observe, scrupulously, the principles therein contained, as we shall endeavour to do the same. "A Cherokee" is under a mistake if he thinks the correcting of Gram matical errors in communications one of the duties of an Editor. We hope no one will write under such a belief. —It will be equal ly as advantageoustu trap Correspondents as it will be relieving to us, if they will pay particular attention to correctness; and we would beg of tliem to send their pieces trans cribed in a legible hand. We do not wish to be severe, arid we hope our remarks will be taken in no other light than as dictated by a wish to avoid misunderstanding, We are willing, as far as we are able, to make necessary corrections on the pieces of our correspondents; but we wish it to be dis tinctly understood, that we do it merely out of choice, not under a conviction that it is our duty. We were not a little diverted, in notic ing lately, in a paper, to which we are not now able to recur, a motion made in the House of Representatives, by Mr. Wilde, a member from Georgia, to taite measures to ascertain, what white persons have as sisted the Cherokees in forming the late constitution; and in what way, and to what extent, such assistance has been af forded. It is a little surprising that in al most every instance, wherein the Indians lu i lotto tlioir Yrlaitc brethren, and have succeeded, (to be sure not in a remarkable degree,) it is currently noised about, that all is imposition, as ihough Indians were incapable of perform ing the deeds of their white neighbours.— This evidences an extreme prejudice. We cannot conceive to ourselves, what benefit Mr. Wilde expected to receive in offering a motion, or who are the persons that are suspected of having interfered in this affair? We believe that the Cherokees are as scrupulous, in avoiding such inter ference, as Mr. W, if not more so. It has been customary of late to charge the Missionaries with the crime of assisting the Indians, and unbecomingly interfering in political allairsj and as some of these are the only white persons (with few excep tions) in this Nation, who are capable of aribruing any substantial assistance, it is probable Mr. W. had a distant reference to them. We can, however, assure him, tnat he need not be under any apprehen sion ir m this class of our population, for the Cherokees will not, by any means, per mit them to have any thing to do with their public ailairs; and w believe, that as their sole object is to ail'ord religious instruction, the societies under which they laboijr par ticularly forbid their interference in po r.iicai matters. We know this is the case With the Presbyterian Missionaries, and we doubt not it is equally true with respect to the others; and as far as our acquaint ance extends, we are prepared, and would not hesitate, to express our belief, that they liave cpnformed to the rules of their Socie ties. They have our hearty approbation for what they have done amongst us, and we hope those at a distance will rewaru them by Uieir iinu wishes and sympathies, instead ol alnxing to them the term of "mercenary Missionaries." They certain ly ueserve better treatment. Perhaps this fciioit article will be considered an imposi tion by such persons as are wont to judge at a distance and without evidence, and as nothing more than a Missionary's own defence. Oui object, when we commenced to pen this aiticle, was to correct the mistake, un der which some may labour, and to declare once lor all, that no white man has had any thing to do in training our constitution, and all the public acts 01 the Nation. The Cherokees only are accountable tor them, and they certainly do not wish to have ain innocent person implicated wrongfully.— We hope this practice of imputing the acts ol Indians to white men will be done away. The Rev. Thos. Springfield, the late editor of the " Knoxville Eijquirer," is to be succeeded by J. J. Meredith, who in his address to the public, proposes to sup port the cause of the Administration. MONEY AND PRINCIPLES. Mr. Editor, —Over the signature of " A Friend" appears a short expo sition, but apparently an elaborate de tail ot the actual state of the several points, in which I had rather accused the Council and their Treasurer of indifference to principles, which they had recommended for the future go vernment of the Cherokee Nation than maintained that every article and clause of the new Constitution should be carried into effect immediately al KCJJ SO, 182 R. FOR THE CHEROKEE PHOENIX. ter the rise of the Council of 1827. J Witt here again recur io, antl tjuoie more particularly the last clause of tiie law which created the Conven tion. it is as follows: '"■ Be it also further Resolved, That the Principles which shall ije estab lished in the constitution to be adopt ed by tne convention, shall not in any degree go to destroy ihe rights and li berties of the free citizens of this na tion, not to aii'ect or 1 lpair the force of the fundamental ana Laws, by which thfe A.riion is now go verned; and that the General Council to be convened in the fall of shall be held under the now existing authorities; Provided neverthe less, nothing shall be construed in this last clause so as to invalidate nor prevent the constitution adopted by the Convention from going into effect after the aforesaid nest General Coun cil" The Convention then met on the 4th July, Ibii7, which fiamed the new Constitution; and the subsequent Council convened on the second Mon day in October, 1827. This Council embraced ten influential members, who composed the most conspicuous members of the Convention. They again had to deliberate on the final a doption of the Constitution, which was accordingly done. This Council, then, being composed in part of mem bers of the Convention, were as much bound, on the principle of consistency, to conform in every actjip the spirit cl the newly advised Government, as they will be in October loiri. When the same members of ilie Convention which formed the Constitution, adopt ed it again in Council, aud then acted upon principles contrary to it, it would fairly mark out the fact, that the ira mers themselves could not relish the new Constitution; inasmuch as they had set to work and conferred nearly all the offices on one individual. The circumstance cannot be denied to ex hibit their attachment to the former practices of the Government. When the exercise ol long established prin ciples had been decided by members of the Convention to be wrong in Ju ly, and they had proclaimed in lieu certain dissimilar principles, which should direct the government of the Cherokees, then in October followin. l the same members acting upon the principles decided tp be unfit, a mounts to an abandonment of prin ciple by the party "giving, as well as by the party receiving. When the hunter, after traversing the wilus, finds the game of which he has been laboriously in pursuit, he does not run off immediately from it, but, with the greatest caution, adopts measures in order to secure his object. The mem bers of the Convention should, from the time the new Constitution was a dipted, have maintained strictly eve ry principle that they had discovered to be so important and essential for the Cherokees. Again, when the planter sows his grain, it becomes his duty to cultivate and cherish the growth; for it would be an unwise employment to be engaged in retard ing and depressing the gj-owth. Hence it may be permitted to state, that the guide of the Council and of the Treas urer has not been principle, but their ever dear attachment to the aristoc racy in the National Committee, that has so long wielded the affairs of the Cherokee Council. If there may be a fallacy in the ob jections alledged against the Council and Treasurer for keeping the Trea sury away from Echota, the fact can not be denied, that it has been done to the inconvenience of the greatest portion of the people, The institu tions of Government are for the secu rity and convenience of its subjects, to command what is right, and inhibit what is wrong. For this purpose the late Principal Chief, Charles Hicks, had called his cabinet council, in or der to remove the Treasury to Echo ta; but, in the mean time, the Path Killer s death, and his own, prevent ed the accomplishment of the necessa ry arrangement. A seat of Government without a treasury may be called a coat without a pocket; and all sincere advocates for a well organized government would endeavor to adorn a naked metropolis with its Treasury. The relation in which the Treasury stands to the seat of Government is so essential, that a nation will always stand below its me rited elevation, so long as the public offices are conferred elsewhere; and this will be the case, while the go vernment is held and directed by men poli'ral'y wanting, aud politically wandering, y\ But " A Friend" argues, " if a per so>i residing at u remote instance re ceives the appointment of Treasure, and can give sufficient security for a faithful discharge of his duty, let him ■nave it. 'if.is poll y, if persisted m, will not fail to eonhrni the Geor gia position, that the Cherokees are an erratic people, and for that reason they ought to be removed. If the Chorokees consider themselves per manently located, they should cease io keep away from the seat of- Go vernmeui tiieir public offices. Sup posing kt A Friend" were to remove nis crib twenty miles from his resi dence; what would be his conven ience in such a situation. 11 . I presume tnat, after a few days experience, he would rind it convenient to concentrate ins stores. Who, that has a fan. y for the common forms of Government now in America, could learn the fol lowing circumstance, but would con demn the present poiicy. The Se cond Principal Chief, a short time be fore nis election, had occasion to se.iri.ii, a.id ascertain where tne -Na tional Treasury was kept. He h<l heard of it at Ooosawattee; and, fropi tile singularity of the country, there place. He came to a small stream alter dark. Although, being a Char okee, lie was a stranger io pei'sdffit lear, he apprehended it m ght be dan gerous to cross the stream. After some uelay, a search for a log succeed ed* Here again the spirit of fear re pelled the venture; but necessity, be ing stronger than fear, impelle his excellency to coon the log. One more circumstance wili suili<_e. A siu.rt time since the Editor of the Phoprax despatched a young man to the Trea sury, who, on his return, v\as crossnig Salloquoe river, when only his faith ful norse saved him 1 rom drowning. Entirely wet he encamped in a waste house, together with his bleaky, night ly companion. Tiiese are a few a mong the numerous difficulties whit h the I reasury is producing by its move ment towards Georgia. The friends oi this policy have never disclosed to the public the utility of sending the Treasury (lie circuit it lias gone. If they have any to disclose, which car ries a wholesome countenance, they would do well not to remain in si lence. As to that portion of the communi cation of "■ A Friend,''in whi-.h his lynx-sighted eyes have discovered more persons than I had accused, who have ,not adhered to principles, I have, alter several days' reflection, come to a conclusion to whom he must have alluded. But one person, I believe, the Marshal of Chattooga district, holds a responsible office under the Unued States Government, who, we are told, is a contractor for the pest route through this place, and who, nc doubt, may have unintentionally tres passed against popular principles.— But il "• A Friend 1 has deluded r.im self into notion that the Postmaster al New Echota, who was President oi the Committee at the time of the jasi General Council, holds two offices Ins firm confidence may be easily era' Ji ated. The President of the Na tional Committee was chosen durinj lis absence; for what term he was lot informed; but, on his acceptance iistinctly informed the Council, tha le accepted the office for no longei ime than during the then present ses lion. If the National Committee i: iow in existence, it is without a Pre ident. A CHEROKEE. Y ecice oencten Russia , Persia.— j e ters have J>een . eceived fron St. Petersburgh, dated the 10th in >tant, whit li si ate that the late \ ictorj In consequence of propositions to thai effect on the part of the S, hah, plen belligerents met early in November, at a small village near to Tauris. Count Obreskoff was named on the part Russia, and the Governor of Tauris acted as Negotiator for his Government. The preliminary sof peace were agreed to and signed conditions were to the following effect: —That the Russians are to retain in full territorial possession, all the coun try to the north of the Araxes. and a small portion of that lying to the south ward; that all the expenses of the war are to be borne ! y the Persians, part of whi< h was to be paid down on the signature of the treaty, and the reminder by instalments; and that the Russ'pns were to hold certain fortresses and additional territory as •ruarantee for the fulfilment of tbi* ait of ilio treaty. This preliminary treaty had been sent for ratification <o the Pei shin capital. The execu tion of (his treaty is extremely difii-t cult 111 point oi time, as it leaves Rus sia at libei ly to direct its undivided attention against Tuakcy, and may, ihereloie, piobably influence the de cision oi the Divan in favor of submis sion. •A aval Engagement-—? The Ship Russel, which arrived here on Tluus auy from New-Orleans, oft' the Tor guges, saw a Spanish Frigate, ard a Mexican lirig oi war. An enga.'x&r ment took place, which lasted an hour and a half, and resulted in the capture oi' the Brig.—F. Ob. Loner Canada—.The affairs of this province truly wear a threatening as pect. Meetings are beginning to he held in Various parts of the country, to take inlo consideration the grievi ances of which they complain, and tp adopt such measures as may have af fect to obtain redress. A mcpttyk was held at Ste Marie op thp Sth ult." at which upwards of six hundred per* sons of distinction were present, whcii a general committee consisting of thir ty-three members, was appointed to . ommunicate with other committees. Afier their grievances had been fd!y stated to the meeting, sundry spirHed resolutions wpre passed, condemning the conduct of tte administration. ; d approving of the course by the asscmi.ly. The Quebec Gazette states that a petition to the king, for redress, from the district of Montreal, was signed by about eighty thousand, a great majority of whom are indepen dent freeholders. This shows thai the disaffection is felt by a large pro portion of the inhabitants, and that un less the parent country interposes, there wili ere long be serious work a niong them.—Fennont Patriot. Temperance.—A large number ef the citizens of Lyme, N. 11., abstain ed entirely from the use of ardent spirits during the whole of the,year 1827, and many others used but little. In consequence of pursuing this course the quantity of spirits consumed in the towns was reduced to one half, and upwards of 1500 dollars were saved to the inhabitants. The quantify cci}- sumed in 1826 was 6000 gallons; m 1827 less than 3000 gallons. "It it, believed," says the society in Lyme* for the promotion of Temperance, "that no person has suffered in his bodily or mental health by thi? refor mation. 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