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    • the purpose of raising a revenue. Section All Bills. making appropriations shall originate in the Committee; but the Council may propose amendments or reject the same. Section 18. All the Bills may originate in either House, Subject to the...
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    • and to the utmost of my ability, and power observe, conform to support and defend the constitution thereof. Section 11. No person who may be convicted of felony before any Court of this nation, shall be eligible to any office or appointment, of...
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    • for their Services during their attendance at the General Council provided that the same, may be increased or diminished, by law; but no alteration shall take effect, during the period of service of the members of the General Council, by whom such...
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    • after the election of 1828 to regulate by law the precincts & superintendents & clerks of elections in the several Districts. Section 4. All free male citizens (excepting negroes and descendants of white & Indian men by Negro women who may have...
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    • the peace be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections and the General Council, and in going to or returning from the same. In all elections by the people the electors shall vote Vi-Va-Voce. Elections for members to the General...
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    • of their acts and laws shall be: “Resolved by the Committee and Council in General Council convened.” Section 2. The Cherokee Nation as laid off into eight Districts, shall remain so. Section 3. The committee shall consist of two members from...
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    • article, shall possess no rights nor power to dispose of their improvements in any manner whatever to the United States individual states, nor to individuals citizens thereof and that whenever any such citizen or citizens shall remove with their...
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    • The appointment of all officers not otherwise directed by this constitution, shall be vested in the legislature. All Laws in force in this nation at the passing of this constitution shall so continue until altered or repealed by the Legislature...
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    • Art. 22. There shall be a Marshall appointed by a joint vote of both Houses of the General Council for the term of four years, whom compensation and duty shall be regulated by law, and whose jurisdiction shall extend over the Cherokee Nation -...
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    • the exercise of his pastoral functions, shall be eligible to the office of Principal Chief or a seat in either House of the General Council. Art. 17. No person who denies the being of God, of future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any...
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    • to the age of thirty years, nor shall any person continue to exercise the duties of any of the said offices after he shall have attained, to the age of seventy years. Art. 6. The Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts, shall be appointed by...
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    • Article 1st. The Judicial powers shall be vested in a Supreme Court, and such Circuit and inferior Courts as the General Council may from time to time ordain and establish. Article 2nd. The Supreme Court, shall consist of three Judges, any two...
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    • And. We do further strictly enjoin and require all Persons whatever who have either wilfully or inadvertently seated themselves upon any Lands within the Countries above described. or upon any other Lands which, not having been ceded to or...
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    • Section The Resolutions and advice of the Council shall be recorded in a Register and signed by the members agreeing thereto, which may be called for, by either House of the General Council, and any Counselor may enter his dissent, to the...
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    • shall be a law unless sent back within three days after their next meeting. Section Members of the General Council and all officers Executive & Judicial shall be bound by oath to support the Constitution of this Nation and to perform the duties of...
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    • virtue of his office aid & advise the principal Chief in the administration of the Government at all times during his continuance in office. Section Vacancies that may happen in offices the appointment of which is vested in the general council,...
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    • Nations or Tribes of Indians with whom We are connected, and who live under our Protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the Possession of such Parts of Our Dominions and Territories as, not having been ceded to or purchased by Us, are...
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    • until the disability be removed or a principal Chief shall be elected the Principal Chief and assistant Principal Chief shall at stated times receive for their services a com-pensation which shall neither be increased or diminished during the...
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