History of the Claim of the Texas Cherokees

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Morgan, Comes & Lawrence, 1873 - Cherokee Indians - 22 pages
 

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Page 22 - Republic ; and shall also retain all the vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its limits, to be applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of said Republic of Texas ; and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct ; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the Government of the United States.
Page 14 - I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this eighteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninetieth.
Page 9 - We solemnly declare that the Governor and general Council, immediately on its organization shall appoint Commissioners, to treat with the said Indians, to establish the definite boundary of their territory and secure their confidence and friendship. We solemnly declare that we will guarantee to them, the peaceable enjoyment of their rights to their lands, as we do our own, We solemnly declare, that all grants, surveys and locations of lands, within the bounds hereinbefore mentioned, made after the...
Page 9 - That the Cherokee Indians, and their associate bands, twelve tribes in number, agreeably to their late general council in Texas, have derived their just claims to lands included within the bounds hereinafter mentioned, from the government of Mexico, from whom we have also derived our rights to the soil by grant and occupancy.
Page 7 - Therefore be it resolved, by the general council of the provisional government of Texas, That...
Page 11 - ... lying West of the San Antonio road and beginning on the West at the point where the said road crosses the river Angelina, and running up said river, until it reaches the mouth of the first large creek — below the , Great Shawnee Village — emptying into the said river from the Northeast, thence running with said creek to its main source, and from thence, a due north line...
Page 12 - ... any person or persons, power or Government whatsoever else than the Government of Texas, and the Commissioners on behalf of the Government of Texas, bind themselves, to prevent in future all persons, from intruding within the said bounds. And it is agreed on the part of the Cherokees for themselves and their younger Brothers, that no other tribes or bands of Indians whatsoever shall settle within the limits aforesaid, but those already named in this treaty and now residing in Texas. ARTICLE SIXTH....
Page 4 - We solemnly declare, that the governor and general council, immediately on its organization, shall appoint commissioners to treat with the ' said Indians, to establish the definite boundary of their territory, and secure their confidence and friendship. We solemnly declare, that we will guarantee to them the peaceable enjoyment of their rights to their lands, as we do our own.
Page 10 - Convention, now present sign this declaration, and pledge of the public faith, on the part of the people of Texas. Done in Convention at San Felipe de Austin, this 13th day of November, AD 1835.
Page 10 - We solemnly declare that it is our sincere desire that the Cherokee Indians and their associate bands should remain our friends, in peace and war, and if they do so, we pledge the public faith for the support of the foregoing declarations.

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