Compiled Laws of the Cherokee Nation
National Advocate Print, 1881 - 370 pages
A book of the compiled laws and the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation, written and compiled in 1881. It is roughly based on the Constitution of the United States, having Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. The Cherokee also elect their Principal Chief (much like a President) every four years, and the Chief must be at least 35 years of age, just as indicated in the United States Constitution.
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Page 102 - You, as foreman of this grand jury, shall diligently inquire and true presentment make, of all such matters and things as shall be given you in charge ; the counsel of the people of this state, your fellows...
Page 23 - The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures ; and no warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or things, shall issue, without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, subscribed to by the affiant.
Page 119 - ... for denoting the tax hereby imposed thereon, or without having thereupon an adhesive stamp to denote said tax, such person or persons shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, at the discretion of the court, and such instrument, document, or paper, as aforesaid, shall not be competent evidence in any court.
Page 359 - The United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Isaac Gullett of Butler County, Ohio has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States...
Page 32 - ... five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 22 - Pleas shall, at stated times, receive for their services an adequate compensation, to be fixed by law, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office; but they shall receive no fees or perquisites of office, nor hold any other office of profit or trust under the authority of this State or the United States.
Page 11 - No person or persons belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others, except in the cases herein directed or permitted.
Page 243 - ... cause full and fair accounts and records of all his doings, and of the entire business and operations of the institution, to be kept regularly, from day to day, in books provided for that purpose, in the manner and to the extent prescribed in the by-laws...
Page 20 - State, to advise the Governor in the executive part of government, whom the Governor shall have full power, at his discretion, to assemble; and he with the councillors, or a majority of them, may from time to time, hold and keep a Council, for ordering and directing the affairs of State, according to law.
Page 17 - Senate, who shall open and publish them in the presence of a majority of the members of each house of the General Assembly : the person having the highest number of votes shall be governor ; but if two or more shall be equal and highest in votes, one of them shall be chosen Governor by joint ballot of both houses of the General Assembly.