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Cherokee Phoenix
Thursday, March 20, 1828
Vol. I, No. 5
Page 1, col. 1a

CHEROKEE LAWS.
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 Unanimously agreed. That schoolmasters, blacksmiths, millers, salt petre and gun powder manufacturers, ferrymen and turnpike keepers, and mechanics, are hereby privileged to reside in the Cherokee Nation under the following conditions; viz:- Their employers procuring a permit from the National Committee and Council for them, and becoming responsible for their good conduct and behavior, and subject to removal for misdemeanor; and further agree, that blacksmiths, millers, ferrymen, and turnpike keepers are privileged to improve and cultivate twelve acres of ground for the support of themselves and families should they please to do so.
 JNO. ROSS, Pres't. N. Committee.
 A. McCOY, Clerk, N. Committee.
 In Committee, New Town, Oct. 26, 1810.
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 This day decreed by the National Committee and Council,  That all citizens of the Cherokee Nation, establishing a store or stores for the purpose of vending merchandize, shall obtain license for that purpose from the clerk of the National Council, for which each and every person so licensed shall pay a tax of twenty-five dollars per annum, and that no other but citizens of the Cherokee Nation, shall be allowed to establish a permanent store within the Nation  And it is also decreed, that no peddlar or peddlers, not citizens of the nation, shall be permitted to vend merchandize in the Nation without first obtaining license, from the agent of the United States for the Cherokee Nation, agreeably to the laws of the United States; and each and every one so licensed, shall pay eighty dollars to the treasury of the Cherokee Nation per annum, and all such person or persons, so licensed, shall obtain a receipt on the back of his or their license from the treasurer for the sum so paid; and in case any person or persons violate this decree, he or they shall forfeit and pay a fine of two hundred dollars to the National treasury, and it shall be the duty of the Regulators of Lighthorse to collect the same-and any person discovering and giving information of the same shall be entitled to the sum of twenty-five dollars.  And it is also hereby further decreed, that no person or persons, not citizens of the Nation, shall bring into the Nation and sell spirituous liquors, and all such persons so offending, shall forfeit the whole of the spirituous liquors that may be found in his or their possession, and the same shall be disposed of for the benefit of the Nation; and if any person or persons, citizens of the Nation, shall receive and bring into the Nation, spirituous liquors for disposal, and the same or any part thereof, be found to be the property of any person or persons not citizens of the nation, and satisfactory proof be made of the fact he or they shall forfeit & pay the sum of one hundred dollars, and the whiskey be subject to confiscation as aforesaid, and this decree to take effect from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and to be strictly enforced; Provided nevertheless, That nothing shall be so construed in this decree, as to tax any persons bringing sugar, coffee, salt, iron, & steel, into the Cherokee Nation for sale; but no permanent establishment for the disposal of such articles, can be admitted to any person or persons not citizens of the Nation.
 JNO ROSS, Pres't N. Committee.
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 CHARLES HICKS
 A. McCOY, Sec'ty to the Council.
 New Town, October 28, 1819
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 In Committee, New Town, Cherokee Nation, October 30th, 1829.

 Be it hereby resolved, That no person or persons whatsoever, shall be permitted to cut out any road or roads leading from any main road now in existence, so as to intersect the same again and to the injury of the interest of any person or persons, residing on said road, without first getting an order from the National Council for the opening of said roads; & any person or persons violating this decree, contained in the foregoing resolution, shall be subject to such punishment and fine as the National Council and committee may hereafter decide and inflict, on any such case as may be brought before them for trial.

 JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Committee
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   CHARLES HICKS.
 A. M'COY, Clerk.
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 New Town, Cherokee N. Nov. 1, 1819
In Committee.
 Resolved by the National Committee, that no contract or bargain entered into with any slave or slaves, without the approbation of their masters shall be binding on them.

JNO ROSS, Pres't. N. Com.

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  CHARLES HICKS,
 A. M'COY, Clerk.
 
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 New Town, Cherokee N. Nov. 1, 1819.
In Committee.
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That any person or persons employing or instigating any person or persons whatsoever, to steal the property of another, and such person or persons being tried and convicted upon satisfactory proofs, shall forfeit and pay the value of the property so stolen, and be punished alike with the person or persons so employed to steal agreeably to the sentence of such a trial.
By order.- JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
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   CHARLES HICKS
A.M'COY, Clerk.
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 Resolved by the National committee and Council,  That in case any person or persons, citizens of the nation, not enrolled for the Arkansas country who has or may take possession of, and occupy any improvement or place where Arkansas emigrants had left before any privileged emigrants to continue in this nation, shall retake possession of such place or places aforesaid, shall be entitled to an exclusive right of the same.
 By order
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
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   CHARLES HICKS
A. M'COY, Clerk.