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All letters addressed to the Editor, yosi paid, tnfi receiv? due attention. . c "" •AGENTS FOR THE CHEROKEE PHCENIX. « Application ha« hern mi»$e to a number I of GentleipCn; in different parts of th*» Un>- J p' States, to act as Agents tbr this work. 1 "Wo hear, as vet, of only the following who consented. .' H .nit Hill, Esa. Treasurer of the A. •B. f;. F. M. Boston, "Mass. v i i'i -*' T Agent of the A. B. C. F. M! N»wxo'nc." Poj.LArn & Cghvek'x, Richmond, Va. P.' •. James Campbell,Beaufort, S. C. C I George Smith, Statesville, W. T. B .les tlfe above; Mr. Thos. R. G&ld, itinerant Gentleman, residing lately in Troy, N. Y. has rendered us much ervice, and will act in future as our Agent. CTIIs iOKEE LAWS. [continued.] JWis Town, Oct. 28, 1820. Resolved by the, National Committee mnd Council, That any person or per is whatsoever, who shall tnde with negro slave without permission fj'ora the pioper owner of such slave, «nd the property so traded for, be proven to have been stolen, the pur chaser shall be held and bound to the legal proprietor for the same, or the falue thereof; and be it further Resolved, That any person who sh: 'I permit their negro or negroes to pu:-- chise spirituous liquors and vend the ® ins, the master or owner of such ne gro or negroes shall forfeit and pay a fine of fifteen dollars for every sui h «iT:n?e, to be collected by the mar eV>'s within their respective districts for the national use; and should any fciegro be found vending spirituous li quors without permission from their tesoective owners, such negro, so •offending, shall receive fifteen cobbs or paddles for evpry such offence, from the hands of the patrolers of the or neighborhood in which ilie offence-was committed, and eve ry settlement or neighborhood shall t>e privileged to organize a patrolling «ompany. JJ, order of t'i" National Cotnm'ttee, JNO. ROSS, Pres't. N. Com. his Approved—PATH X KILLER, mark. CHARLES HICKS. A. M'COY, Clerk. New Town, Nop. 8, IS2?. Iteiolverl by the .National Committee cni Council, That the judges of the district courts shall keep a record of the proceedings of all causes, eviden ces a id de Msions: and Be it further Ret nine That each person who may be as clerV • r the dis*' - courts, s'lall b«> allow ed aud jiaid the sum of tivo dollars per ©MEII©IG3E day for his services during the sitting oi' the courts. By order ol' the National Committee, JNO. ROSS, Pres't. N. Com, Approved, his PATH SX KILLER, liiai... A. M'COY, C.erk N. Com. ELIJAH HICKS, Clerk N. Council, JVcic Town, Nov. 8, 1822. Whereas, the great variety of vices emanating i'rom dissipation, parti cularly from intoxication, and gam ing at cards, which are so preva lent at public places, the national committee and council, seeking the true interest and happiness of their people, have maturely taken this growing evil into their serious con sideration, and being fully convin ced that no nation of people can prosper and flourish or become mag nanimous in character, the basis of whose laws are not founded upon virtue and justice; therefore, to suppress, as much as possible, those demoralizing habits vvhi, h were introduced by foreign agency Resolved b,j the National Committee That any person or persons whatsoev er, who shall bring ardent spirits with in three miles of the General council house, or to any of the court houses within the several districts the general council, or tie sitting of the courts, and dispose of the same so as to intoxicate any person or persons whatsoever, the person or persons so offending, shall forfeit his or their whis key, the same to be destroyed; and be it further Resolved, That gaming at cards is hereby strictly forbidden, and that any person or persons whatsoever, who shall gume'at mius a.tha nation, such person or persons, so of fending, shall forfeit and pay a fine of Iwenty-five dollars: and further, any person or persons whatsoever who may or shall be found playing cards at any house, camp, or in the woods within three miles of the general conncil house or any of the court houses of the several districts during the session of the general council or sitting of the district courts, such person or persons, so offending, shall forfeit and pay a fine of fifty dollars each for every such offence, and that any person or persons whatsoever, who shall bring into the Cherokee nation and dispose of play ing cards, such person or persons be ing convicted before any of the judges, marshals, or light horse, shall pay a fine of twenty-five dollars for every pack of cards so sold; and it shall be the duty of the several judges, mar shals and light horse companies to take cognizance of such offences and to enforce the above resolutions: and Be it further Resolved, That all fines collected from persons violating the above resolutions, the money so col lected shall be paid into the national treasury. To take effect and be in full force from and after the first day of Janaary next. By order of thf N. Cc onittM, JNO. ROSS, Pr 't. Nat.Com. PATH X KILLER, mark. A. M'COY, CWk N. Com. i ELIJAH HICKa, Clerk of N. Council. JWw Town, November 20, 1822. Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That any person or per sons whatsoever, who shall wilfully embezzle, intercept and. open any sealed letter, so that the owner be in jured or deprived of the benefits oi such letter, the person or persons so ofTending, upon conviction, shall forfeit and pay a fine of one hundred dollars and be punished with one hundred stripes on the bare back, the fine to be converted to national purposes. By order, J NO. TIOSS, Prps't N. Com. Approved-PATH X KILLER, CH \RLES HICKS. A. M'COY, Clerk. New Town. N ". T2, 1822. Re ' fved by tt>e Nationo 1 Committee j and Council; That there shall be a su- NEW K CSS OTA, THURSDAY perior court, to be hel l at New Town, • luring the session of each natio; ! coun.il, to be com: osc I of tin ral circuit judges. Lo determine :*1 causes which may be ..ppealed fioni the district courts; and Be it further Resolved, That the ! '\v ippropriating forty dollars for the stp lort of each district count il, is lieie iy repeal d, and that in future the nation shall not be accountable for sup plies furnished the district councils. By order c the Nat dial Cornn.itt e, J NO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com. P TH X KILLER, marlv. ELIJAH HICKS, Cleri, N. Com. | A. M'COY, Clerk. N. Council. New Townj Nov. 12, 1822. Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the cuvuit s be vested with authprhy to nomin; c lioht horse companies in their rt s; et - tive districts in i ftse of resignation c' otherwise, and suvh nomination beini? repeated to the head chiefs and san- - tioned by them, shall be considered valid. By order of the N. ComrniHee, JNO. ROSS, P • s»t N. C<4n>. his Approved—P TH KILLER, J ma . I A. M'COY, Clerk. N. Ccunc >. ELIJAH HICKS, National C m. New Town, N,'>. 13, 1822. " Resolved by the National Comifytee and Council, That the mar si-. .6 o. tax collectors of the several dist.icis, are hereby authorized "o seize iijior: and attach the property of any or persons who shall not make mr, - tual payments of their r spective u-x --es, when called upon, and the proifer ty so seized and attached shall br- ail ,•. . i c.... _ . i.. 1 ,„„ ,1 I. 1.0 allowed for the rfitSsnpirohonf ; #fffbp erty so attached. Incase the prop erty be not redeemed in that time, then the marshal or collector shn 1 pro ceed to expose to public sale such property to the highest bidder, and all sums of money which may be receiv ed over the amount of taxes, for which the property may be seized, attached and sold, shall.be returned to the per son or persons from whom it was ta j ken. B r order of the C^m. JNO UOSS, Pres't N. Com» his PATH X KILLER, inai .. A. M'COY, Cler, N. Council, . ELIJAH HICKS, Clerk N. Com. JVew Tom J\'v. 13, 1822 Resolved by the National Committee and Council, That the Chattoogee, Chickamauga and other tunu ike com panies, who have not been heretofore under any obligation to keep in good repair their respective roads, be, and they are hereby required to keep in good repair their respective roads and in case of non-compliance with the a foresaid requisition, the privileges and authority in them vested for keep ing a toll gate tbereoh, shall t ease and become void whenever full and suffi cient evidence may be established before the national committee and council. . Bv order. JNO. ROSS, Pres't N. Com. his Approyed-PATH fx! KILLER, mark. MAJOR RIDGE, Speaker. ELIJAH HICKS, Clerk N. Com, . M'COY, C'-cr'. N. Coun. jYew Town 13, 1822. Resolved b> the National Committee and Council That a decree passed October 28. 1819, imposing a tax on merchant citizens of the nation, is here by reduced from twenty dollars to twelve dollars per annum, and the tax on pedlars, not citizens of this nation, is also hereby reduced fiom eighty dollars to fifty dollars, per annum, to lake effect after the first of January iext; the regulation to be observed and nforced agreeably to the said decree. By order, •TNO. ROSS, Prrs't N, Com. \pr>rov'" , -PATH X K LT./.K # '.A. fti'COy, Clerk oi JN,Com* ,VJ* 1 iL- 10, 182S, New Town, October 14, 1823. Resolved, That the business of the council, during the session, be suspen ded on the Sabbaths, and also, that the merchants, & pedlars, and mechanii s, at New Town, c lose the doors of their shops and suspend all business; and aijy . erson or persons violating this resolution shall forfeit and p«y the sum of fifteen dollars, to be collected for the benetit of the nation by the proper otfieer. By or erof the Nations 1 Co«n*wttee, JNO. ROS t 3 ies't N. C mmittee. II s PATH X KILLER, mark. CHARLES HICKS. A. McCOY, Sec'y to the Council. New Town, October 9, 1823. Resolved by ihe National Committee and Council, That all resolutions, em anating from either body, shall receive the concurrence of the other, before the assent a-:d signature of the head chiefs shall be requi ed". and their urrence shall then give effect to such resolutions. By order, JNO. ROSS, Pre't N. Com. Concurred in by the council, his PATH X KILLER, n.ar . M'COY, C'e-U N. Com. kL,J H HICKS, C .N. Council. New Town, Ockper 17, 1823 The National Committee have discov e ed that claims i f a private na ture, which more properly belong to the courts for adjustment, have been taken up by- the Council and acted upon by that body and sub mitted to the Committee for con currence, those claims are brought before the cornmiHee without evi- » *' '• pee*™ e of the par ties, which makes it difficult and impossible to inves! i ate the mat ters of dispute, therefore, Resolved by the Committee, That all matters of private controversy, bro't before the Council or Committee, which have not been appealed from the district courts should be submit ted to that court of the district where the parties reside, and all causes wbi 'h have been fpre iled from the dec'sion of the district courts shou'd be submitted to the supreme session for a decision agreeable to law and equity. By order, " JNO. ROSS, Pre-'t N. Com. his Approve<t-PATH X KILLER, (iia . A. M'COY, C'-rk N. Com. ELIJAH HICKS, Qlerk N. council WO. 8.