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    • Constitution Of the Cherokee Nation "We the Representatives of the people of the Cherokee Nation, in Convention assembled in order to establish justice ensure tranquility, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity...
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    • said river to the top of the blue ridge, thence along the blue ridge to the Unicoy Turnpike road thence a straight line to the nearest main source of the Chestatee; thence along its main channel, including Islands to the Chatahoochie and thence...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • be liable to indictment trial judgment & punishment according to law. Section The supreme executive power of this nation, shall be vested in a Principal Chief who shall be chosen by the Genl. Council and shall hold his office four years to be...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Art. 10. No Judge shall sit on the trial of any cause, where the parties shall be connected with him by affinity, or consanguinity, except by consent of the parties. In case all the Judges of the Supreme Court, shall be entrusted in the event, if...
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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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    • interest touching the rights of the citizens of this nation, which may require attention of the United States Government. The principal Chief shall keep a friendly correspondence with government through the medium of the proper officers. Art. 20....
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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 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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    • We feel ourselves bound by the strongest bonds of brotherly and friendly attachment, to observe all our obligations with the U. States in the most inviolable manner. Brother, you seem to express a desire that we ought to keep friendship at home as...
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