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EDITED BY ELIAS BOUDINOTT. PRINTED WEEKLY BY ISAAC 11. HARRIS, FOR THE CHEROKEE NATION. At S3 DO if paid in advance, $3 in six month.:, or §3 50 if paid at the end of the yea . To subscribers who can read only the Cherokee langnasre the price wilt be .v 2,00 in a vance, or $-2,50 to be paid within the year. Everv subscription will be considered as continued unless subscribers give notice to the contrary before the commencement of a new year. Any person procuring six subscribers, and becoming responsible for the payment, shall receive a seventh gratis. Advertisements will be inserted at seven ty-five cents per squarfi for the first inser t on, and thirty-seven and a half cents for each continuance; longer ones in propor tion. letters addressed to the Editor, j>o: i [.am, will receive du. attention. «wy J <f j» H 0-J> 3D Ti « i J F. <vc J. £eAV£o&2 TA-Sif V>V JhtfEAJ RSAE juMha&y KT/L o'eiE.i IK4<*)J, TGTZ TEiiSO-r' TCTZ tfVP TdSO-A TB De,TyS«;KM!.I, KT D--4 O=eJBJ I'4c»J. DSUAofF-Z TF JMV O-y/lT DOP O=O.IBJ fr-4<SvJ c-vyz o=o.ll autshJi&y, wp^ CejßJ I»4ot)JI rS-IBiT TC"Z TEJiSO-lP DO" KT/1Z yiv dill TJ iU DQ.Ij&OSI^O®-!. CHE aOK BIE LAW 8. [CONTI: T'KD.] Resolved by the , \":tional Committee an I Council, That the Cherokee na- tion be organized & aid off into Dis tricts, and to be b id.;J as follows: I; Ist. The First District shall wf-Goic sufei • ta> e, and be bounded as follows; be giijnwg at the m uth of Aumucbee creek, on 0 ostein.a'.iah river, thence ftorth in a straight course to a spi iay \ branch between the Island and Rac coon villaj<?; then e a straight course <)ver the Lookout Mountain, where the of Will's and Lookout creeks oppose against each other on the Blue 'Ridge, the ICO a straight course to the main source of Raccoon creek, and down the same into the Tennessee river, and uo said river to the mouth of Ooletewah creek, and up said creek to take the most south eastern fork, thence a southern course to the mouth of Sugar creek, into the Cannasawgee river- and down the said river to its confluence with Oostennallah river, and down the same to the place of be ginning. 2d. The Second District shall be called by the name of Chattoo cee, and be bounded as follows; be ginning at the mouth of Raccoon creek, in the Tennessee river, and down the said river to tW boundary line, com m i fly called Coffee's line and along said line where i. strikes Will's creek, and down the s, id creek to its conflu ence with the Coosa river, and thence embracing the boundary line between the Chcrokees & Creeks, run by Wm. M'lntosh and Cherokee commissioners appointed by their respective Nations, ru iiiing south eftstwardly to its inter section w r ith Chinibee's trace, and a long said trace leading eastwardly by Avery Vahn's including his plantation, and thence.on said trace to where it crosses the Etowah river, at the old ford above tha fork, and down said river to its confluence with Oos tannallah river, and up said river to the mouth of A imu<hee creek, and to be buc-'ed by the first district. 3d. The Tifmij Disthicj, shall be called by the name of Coosawatee, ■ * and bounded as follows; beginning at the widow FooVs Ferry on the Oostan- Xirllah river, where the Alabama road cosses it, said wagon road ffast-* warcTly; leading towards Etowah town to a largo creek above Thomas Pet tit's plantation to the Sixes, and tip said creek, north eastward, to its source; the-ice a straight course to the head of Tallomy creek, up which the F deral road leads. thence a straight course to the head source of Potatoe CHEM® K.EE Mine creek; thence a straight course to the head of Clapboard creek; thence a straight course to the most southern head source of Cannasaw gee river; thence a northwestern course taCaiinasawgee river, to strike opposite to the mouth of Sugar creek, into the Oatmasavvgve river, and to be bounded by the first and second Dis tricts. 4th. The Fourth district, shall be called by the name of Amoah, and be bounded as follows; beginning at the head source of Cannasawgee river, where the third District strikes the said source; thence eastwardly a straight course to Spring Town, above Hiwassee Old Town; thence to the boundary line run by colonel Houston, where it crosses Sloan creek; thence westwardly along said line to the Hi wassee river; thenre down said river into the Tennessee river, and down the same to the mouth ofOolatewah creek, mid to be bounded by the first and third Districts. 5th. The Fifth District shall be called by the nrme of Hickory Log. and shall be bounded as follows; beginning at the head of Potatoe f ine creek, on lhe Blue Ridge, thence south eastwardly along the Blue Ridge to where Cheewosioye path crosses said ridge, and along said path to the head branch of Frog Town creek, and down the same to its confluence with Tahsantee; thence down the same to the Shallow wagon ford on said river, above the standing Peach Tree; thence westward alc.tg s, ic wagon road lead ing to Town, where it crosses Little river, a fork of the Etowah riv er, and down the same to its conflu ence with Etowah river, and down the . _ * ~ ' s.me .in " <3colU'se to n large r .-eek. and up said creek to where the ro d crosses it to the opposite side nd to be bounded by the third d'strict. Gtb. TV.e Sixth District shall bo called by the no me of Etowah, and be bounded as follows; beginning on the Chattahooche river, at the shallow wagon ford on said river, and down the same to the Buzzard Roost, where the Creek and Cherokee boundary line in tersects the said river; thence along said boundary westwardly, to where it intersects Chinibee's trace, and to be bounded by the fifth and third dis tricts, leaving Thomas I'ettit's family in Etowah district. 7th. The Seventh District shall be called by the name of Tauquohee, and be bounded as follows; beginning where Col. Houstons boundary line crosses Slare's creek, thence along said boundary line south eastwardly, to the Unicoy turnpike road, and along said road to where it crosses the Hi wassee river, in the Valley Towns; thence a straight course to the iead source of Coosa creek, on the Blue Ridge above Cheewostoyeh, and along said Ridge eastwardly, where the U nicoy turnpike road crosses it; and thence a direct course to the head source of Peicimmon creelc; thence down the same to the confluence of Tahsantee with the Frog Town creek; and to be bounded by the third, fourth jyid fifth districts. 8th. The Eighth Distkict shall be called by the name of Aquohee, and be bounded as follows; beginning where the seventh district intersects the Blue "Ridge, where the Unicoy turnpike road crosses the same; thence eastwardly along said Ridge to the Standing Man, to Col. Houston's boundary line, thence along said line to the confluence of Nnateyalee, and Little Tennesse river; thence down the same to Tallassee village, thence along said boundary line we'.twardly, to where it intersects the Unicoy turn pike road: and to be bounded by the seventh district; and that each district shall hold their respective councils or courts, pn the following days, viz: The first Mondays in May and Sep tember, for Chickamaugee district; and on the Second Mondays in Mav and Step tember, for Chaitoogee district; &on the NEW ECHOTA, THV'&.SDAt' A* 3, 1828, NO. 1. First Mondays in May and Septem ber for Coosewattee district;' und on the Second Mondays in May ! Sep tember, for Amoah district; and on the First Mondays in May and Septem ber for Hickory Log district; ai:d on the Second Mondays in May and Sep tember, for Etowah distric., and on the First Mondays in May and Septem ber for Aquohee district; and on he Second Mondays in May raid Sep tember, for Taquo?iee district; and each of the councils or courts shall sit five days for the transaction of busi ness at each term. By order of the council and com mitte, ch. r. hic ;s. New Town, Oct. 27, U>21. Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That any person or per sons, whatsoever, who shall cljoose to emigrate to the Arkansas < ountVy, and shall sell the improvements ';e Or they may be in possession of, to nv ijierso oi' persons whatsoever, lie or th<$y, so disposing of their improvements, shall forfeit and pay unto the Chero kee nation the sum of one l.ijndrell and fifty dollars; and be it further resolv ed, that any person or pe "s. what soever, who shall purclv ;e any im provement from person <fe persons so emigrating" he or they >4 offending, shall also forfeit and pay a iine of one hundred and ffty doljars to,t 1 re nation, to be collected by the marshal of the district. By order. \ JNO. ROSS, Pro 't N, Com. Approved-PATH * CILI.ER, mar' - . CH VRLES HICKS. A. M'COY, Cleik. New Town, Oct. 27, 1821. Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That it shall be the du ty of the district and circuit judges, to inquire particularly into the circum stances of all stray horses, that may be taken up in their respective districts; & all horses which shall evidently ap pear to have been stolen away from ci tizens of the United S. by citizens of this nation shall be surrendered up to the United States' Agent for this na tion, agreeably to the treaty existing between the United States and this nation. By order ofthe National Committee, JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com, his , PATH X KILLER, mark. CHARLES HICKS. A. M'COY, Clerk. J\tw Town, Oct. 27, 1821. f Jirs:>!;■(:J by the .Valicnal Committee and Council, That if'any person or peisons whatsoever, shall resist and kill any of the marshals or light-horse men in Iheir official duties, it shall be the duty of the marshals to lead the light-horse to apprehend, or Kill the person or persons so transgressing. By order of the N, Committee, JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com. his Approved—PATH X KILLER, CHARLES HICKS. A. M'COY, Clerk. New Town, October 27, 1821. Resolcccl by the National Committee and Council, That any person or per sqjis who have bee:i citizens of this nation and now have reservations and living 011 the same, or under the laws of the United States, and lias a public ferry croossing opposite his os their reservations, Such person or per sons shall not be permitted to keep a white ferryman on the lands belonging to the Nation, neither shall he be per mitted to tend anv land thereon, for the use of his ferryman: but nothing shall be so construed in the above re j solution, as to affect the rifbts and | privileges of such citizens as inay have moved off the ceded lands and now liv in., in the Nation. By order of the National Commit! ce, JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Commmittee, PATH KILLER, CHARLES HICKS. A. McCOY, Scc'y to the Council. Neto Town, November 8, 1 • ■Resolved by the National Committee That all prominissory notes, payable af'er date, shall he entitled to bear ;.i interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, after the date, payable tin til sus h notes are paid; this resolutio; to take effect and be in force from am after this date. By order of the National Com. JNO ROSS, Pre 'i N. Com. EHNAUTALNAUEH, Speaker of Council. his PATH X KILLER, mark. CHARLES R. HICKS. A. fcl'COV, Clerk N. Committee. New Town, November 2, 1821. Resolved by the Notional Committee T and Council', That the circuit-judges g be a How ft (I fifty-five dollars, and the district judges twenty-live dollars each per annum for their services. By order of the N. Commuter, ll JNO. ROSS, Pres't. Nat. Com. his PATH f* KILLER, mark. A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com. S ELIJAH HICKS, Clerk of N. Council. e New Tovm, November 2, 1822. N Resolved by the National Committu e and Council, That the salary of the circuit judges be, and the sr-nie if hereby raised from fifty-five dollars tc eichty dollars per annum, commcuc in'st "Irom 'ffife date hereof. By order of (he National Committee, JNO. ROSS, Pres't. N. Com. Approved, his PATH KILLER, mark. : A. M'COY, Clerk N. Com. . ELIJAH HICKS, Clerk N. Council, New. Town, C. N. Oct. 23, 1822 In Committee and Council. Wherf.as, it appears in the prints of the public newspapers, that in con sequence of the earnest solicita tions of the Governor and legislature of the State of Georgia, the Con gress of the United States did ap propriate a sum of money last ses sion, with a view of holding a trea ty with the Cherokees for the pur pose of extinguishing their title to lands within the chartered limits, claimed by the State of Georgi; and it a!so appearing in the publi prints that the President of the,Uu ted States has appointed Commi sioners in conformity to the viev of said appropriation, and anticip tins; a call by the commissioners the liead chiefs of the CWerflkee na tion requested the judges to ascer tain the sentiments and dispositior of the citizens of their respective districts on the subject, and to re port the same to them, which re ports having been accordingly mad< and now laid before the nationa committee and council, declaring unanimously., with one voice and de termination, to hold no treaties will any commissioners of the Unltei States to make any cession of land being resolved not to dispose of e ven one foot of ground; Be it therefore known and re membered, That we the undersign ed members of the national commit tee and council, after maturely de liberating on the Subject, Resolved, That the chiefs of th Cherokee nation, will not meet an commissioners 'of the United State to hold a treaty with them on the sut ject of making cession of lands, th property of the Cherokee nation, r we arc determined hereafter nev< to make any cession of lands, havir not more than sufficient for our natic and posterity. But on any Other Ir I siuess not relating'to makhiga trea - of cession, Ave will, at all times du ring the session of the nalional coun cil, at New Town, receive- tlie Uni ■ ted States' coirimissionqis or agents, with friendship and cordiality, ; i;d will ever keep bright the chrinof peace and friendship which links lie Cherokee nation, and the govcrnrnent of the United States. By order of the National Committee, JNO. ROSS, Prei'l. N. Com. ' Ins le Approved—PATH X KILLER, in mark, t. CHARLES HICKS. 5,. A. M'COY, Clerk. >n The above is signed by upwards of id fifty-four members of both branches of the legislative council and committee.