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Cherokee Phoenix
Wednesday, July 9, 1828
Vol. I, No. 20
Page 1, col. 1b

LAWS
OF THE CHEROKEE NATION.

Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That all persons who may be found lurking about from place to place in the Cherokee Nation, and who are not lawful citizens of this country, nor remaining under a lawful permit, shall be viewed and considered as intruders, and it shall be the duty of the several officers to notice whether such persons are to be found in their respective districts, and to give them ten days notice to remove out of the Cherokee Nation; and in case of their not complying with the notification, it shall be the duty of the officers to arrest such persons, and to deliver them over to the United States' agent for this Nation to be proceeded against as the laws of the United States direct.

 New Echota, Nov. 16, 1826.
  JNO ROSS, Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker.
 Approved CHARLES R. HICKS,
   his
  PATH x KILLER
   mark
 A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com.
 E. BOUDINOTT. Clerk. N. Coun.
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 Resolved by the National Committee and Council,  That the Treasurer be, and he is hereby directed not to receive into the Treasury from the agents of the United States on account of the annual stipends, which are to be paid by them to the Cherokee Nation any other description of money that Specie, Treasury or Notes of the United States Bank.

 New Echota, Nov. 16, 1826.

  JNO ROSS. Pres't Nat. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker
   his
  Approved-PATH x KILLER
   mark
A.M'COY, Clerk N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk N. Council.
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 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That no person shall be allowed to erect or establish a billiard table in the Cherokee Nation, without first obtaining a license from the Treasurer of the Nation, and paying into the Treasury the sum of two hundred dollars as a tax per annum, and such license shall not be given for a longer period than one year at a time; and any person or persons who shall erect or establish a billiard table without first obtaining a license as herein required shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of four hundred dollars, for the benefit of the Cherokee Nation.

 New Echota, Nov. 16, 1826.
  JNO. ROSS. Pres't N. Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker.
   his
 Approved-PATH x KILLER
   mark
  CHARLES HICKS.
A. M;COY, Clerk Of the N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT. Clk. N. Coun.
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 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the resolutions passed Oct. 15th 1825, suspending the poll tax law, and the law imposing a tax on citizen merchants of the Cherokee Nation be, and the same are hereby prolonged one year longer.- By order of the National Committee.

  New Echota, Oct. 24, 1827.
MAJOR RIDGE, Spk'r Coun.
  ELIJAH HICKS Pres't N. Com.
Approved- WILLIAM HICKS,
  JOHN ROSS.
A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk of N. Council.
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Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the resolution passed Nov, 13th 1822, reducing the tax on peddlers of eighty dollars to fifty dollars, be, and the same is hereby reduced to twelve dollars, so as to make it equal to the tax imposed on citizen merchants.
 New Echota, Nov. 18, 1827.
  ELIJAH HICKS, Pres't Com.
  MAJOR RIDGE, Spr'k Coun.
Approved- WILLIAM HICKS.
A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com.
E. BOUDINOTT, Clerk N. Coun.