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Cherokee Phoenix
Vol. I No. 13
Wednesday, May 21, 1828
Pg. 1 Col. 1b

CHEROKEE LAWS.
[Continued]

 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825.

 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the law imposing a tax upon citizen merchants of the Cherokee Nation be, and the same is hereby, suspended for the term of two years.
 By order of the National Committee,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker.
    his
  PATH      x  KILLER
    mark
A. M'COY, Clerk, N. Com
E. BOUDINOTT, Clk. N. Coun.
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 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825.
 Resolved by the national Committee and Council, That the law prohibiting persons choosing to emigrate to the Arkansas country from selling their improvements, and all others from purchasing improvements from such persons under the penalty of one hundred and fifty dollars, passed on the 27th October, 1821, be and the same is hereby, repealed.
 By order,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker.
    his
 Approved- PATH x KILLER
    mark
  CHARLES R. HICKS.
A. M'COY, Clerk. N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clr. N. Council.

 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825

 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the children of Cherokee men and white women, living in the Cherokee Nation as man and wife, be, and they are hereby acknowledged to be equally entitled to all the immunities and privileges enjoyed by the citizens descending from the Cherokee race by the mother's side.
By order of the National committee,
 JNO ROSS, Pres't N. Committee,
 MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker
   his
  PATH x KILLER
   mark
 CHARLES HICKS.
A. M'COY, Clerk of the N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clk, N. Coun.
__________________
 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825.
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council,  That the section embraced in the law regulating marriages between white men and Cherokee women, and making it unlawful for white men to have more than one wife, and recommending all others also to have but one wife, be, and the same is hereby, amended so that it shall not be lawful hereafter, for any person or persons whatsoever, to hove more than one wife.
 By order of the N. Committee,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker
    his
 Approved PATH  x KILLER
    mark
A. M'COY, Clerk, National Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clrk N. Council
____________________

  New Town Nov. 10, 1825
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council,  That a fence of four inches crack between each rail, for two and a half feet up from the ground, shall be considered a lawful fence, and the hogs of any person or persons whatsoever, breaking into the field of a person having such a fence, the owner or owners of such property shall be responsible for all the damages  sustained, and the courts of the several districts shall have cognizance of such cases.
 By order,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
 Concurred in by the Council,
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker of Coun.
    his
   PATH  x  KILLER
    mark
A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clk. N. Council.
____________________
 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825.
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That all the duties required by the subsequent laws to be performed by light horsemen, shall be performed by the several officers superseding the light horse companies excepting so far as performing express services.
 By order,
  JNO ROSS. Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker,
    his
 Approved- PATH  x KILLER
    mark
A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk. N. Com.

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 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council,  That the Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation be required to enter into bond wit ten good and approved securities in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of his duties according to law, and that the bond and securities be renewed at the end of every two years.
 Be it further resolved, That the salary of the Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation shall be three hundred dollars per annum.
 By order of the National Committee,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
     his
 Approved-  PATH x KILLER
     mark
A. M'COY, Clerk of N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk, N. Coun.
______________
 New Town, Nov. 10, 1825
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council,  That all improvements which may be left by any person or persons removing to another place, and the improvements so left, remain unoccupied for the term of three years, such improvements shall be considered abandoned, and any other person or persons whatsoever, may take and go in possession of such improvements, in the same manner as if there were no improvements.
 By order of the N. Committee,
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't Nat. Com.
   his
  PATH x KILLER
   mark
A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk of N. Council.
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 New Town, Nov. 12, 1825
 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That all lawful contracts shall be binding, and whatever judgments shall have been obtained from any of the courts of justice in the Cherokee Nation, against any person or persons whatsoever, in a plea of debt, it shall be lawful for such judgment or judgments by giving bond with sufficient security within five days after such judgment shall have been issued; and the stay shall not exceed for all sums under ten dollars, twenty days; for all sums from ten and under thirty dollars, sixty days; for all sums from thirty and under fifty dollars, ninety days; for all sums from fifty dollars and under one hundred, six months; and for all sums over one hundred dollars, nine months; and in case the person or persons against whom judgment or judgments shall be issued fail to give bond and security as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the officer or officers in whose hands such judgment or judgments may be placed, to levy upon his, her, or their property, and advertise the same for public sale. For all sums from one to one hundred dollars, ten days; for all sums over one hundred and fifty, twenty days; for all sums over two hundred and fifty dollars, thirty days indulgence shall be given for the redemption of such property, and should the property so advertised for sale be not redeemed in the periods herein stated, it shall be sold at public vendue, to the highest bidder, for ready money.  The property so sold shall become the rightful property of the purchaser or purchasers, and the lawful officers disposing of the same shall be and are hereby authorized to issue bills of sale for all such property sold, agreeably to their official authorities.  All sums over the amount of the debt for which the property is sold after deducting officer's fees, shall be returned to the proper owner or owners.

 Be it further resolved, That it shall not be lawful for any officer or officers to attach, and sell the following property of any person or persons on an account whatsoever, to wit; houses, farms, and other improvements; household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils; and also one cow and calf, one sow and pigs; and one gun, shall be reserved.
 By order of the National Committee.
  JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
 MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker,
Approved
  his
 PATH x KILLER
  mark
 CHARLES R. HICKS
A. M'COY Clerk, N. Com
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk N. Council.