Selection from " Memorial and protest of the Cherokee nation "

Memorial and protest of the Cherokee nation : (to accompany bill R.H. no.695) : memorial of the Cherokee representatives, submitting the protest of the Cherokee nation against the ratification, execution and enforcement of the treaty negotiated at New Echota in December, 1835. - Accessed on the Georgia Historical Society's Chapter by Chapter Primary Sources http://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/for-educators/teaching-with-primary-sources/eighth-grade-georgia-studies-resources/chapter-9-the-cherokee-nation-and-removal/
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  1. concession
    the act of yielding
    that for, and in consideration of, valuable concessions made by the Cherokee nation, the United States solemnly guaranteed to said national all their lands not ceded, and pledged the faith of the Government, that “all white people who have intruded, or may hereafter intrude, on the lands reserved for the Cherokees, shall be removed by the United States, and proceeded against according to the provisions of the act, passed 30th March 1802,”
  2. solemnly
    in a serious and dignified manner
    that for, and in consideration of, valuable concessions made by the Cherokee nation, the United States solemnly guaranteed to said national all their lands not ceded, and pledged the faith of the Government, that “all white people who have intruded, or may hereafter intrude, on the lands reserved for the Cherokees, shall be removed by the United States, and proceeded against according to the provisions of the act, passed 30th March 1802,”
  3. cede
    give over
    that for, and in consideration of, valuable concessions made by the Cherokee nation, the United States solemnly guaranteed to said national all their lands not ceded, and pledged the faith of the Government, that “all white people who have intruded, or may hereafter intrude, on the lands reserved for the Cherokees, shall be removed by the United States, and proceeded against according to the provisions of the act, passed 30th March 1802,”
  4. provisions
    a stock or supply of foods
    that for, and in consideration of, valuable concessions made by the Cherokee nation, the United States solemnly guaranteed to said national all their lands not ceded, and pledged the faith of the Government, that “all white people who have intruded, or may hereafter intrude, on the lands reserved for the Cherokees, shall be removed by the United States, and proceeded against according to the provisions of the act, passed 30th March 1802,”
  5. subsist
    support oneself
    It will be seen, from the numerous subsisting treaties between the Cherokee nation and the United States, that from the earliest existence of this Government, the United States, in Congress assembled, received the Cherokees and their nation in favor and protection; and that the chiefs and warriors, for themselves and all parts of the Cherokee nation, acknowledged themselves and the said Cherokee nation to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other sovereign whatsoev
  6. treaty
    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    It will be seen, from the numerous subsisting treaties between the Cherokee nation and the United States, that from the earliest existence of this Government, the United States, in Congress assembled, received the Cherokees and their nation in favor and protection; and that the chiefs and warriors, for themselves and all parts of the Cherokee nation, acknowledged themselves and the said Cherokee nation to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other sovereign whatsoev
  7. sovereign
    a nation's ruler usually by hereditary right
    It will be seen, from the numerous subsisting treaties between the Cherokee nation and the United States, that from the earliest existence of this Government, the United States, in Congress assembled, received the Cherokees and their nation in favor and protection; and that the chiefs and warriors, for themselves and all parts of the Cherokee nation, acknowledged themselves and the said Cherokee nation to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other sovereign whatsoev
  8. stipulate
    make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    It will be seen, from the numerous subsisting treaties between the Cherokee nation and the United States, that from the earliest existence of this Government, the United States, in Congress assembled, received the Cherokees and their nation in favor and protection; and that the chiefs and warriors, for themselves and all parts of the Cherokee nation, acknowledged themselves and the said Cherokee nation to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other sovereign whatsoev
  9. recapitulate
    summarize briefly
    An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers It would be useless to recapitulate the numerous provisions for the security and protection of the rights of the Cherokees to be found in various treaties between their nation.
  10. provisions
    a stock or supply of foods
    An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers It would be useless to recapitulate the numerous provisions for the security and protection of the rights of the Cherokees to be found in various treaties between their nation.
Created on April 9, 2014 (updated April 9, 2014)

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