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Sec. 37. No tea, sugar, coffee, tobacco, or other article of luxury or indulgence, shall be allowed any convict, except by order of a physician, and for a definite period; provided however, that the board of supervisors may suspend the enforcement of this provision so far as regards the use of sugar and coffee by convicts actively employed at productive labor.

Sec. 38. The high sheriff, his deputy, and all other officers employed in the prison service, may be suspended from office by the Principal Chief for malfeasance, misconduct, or incompetency in office, and the vacancy, thus created, filled in the usual manner.

Sec. 39. Convicts, awaiting in the national prison the execution of the death penalty, and sentenced to be executed at or within the precincts of the prison, shall be executed, in accordance with the mandate of the lawful authority, by the high sheriff, or his deputy, or by such other person as the high sheriff shall deputize for that special purpose.

Sec. 40. The high sheriff, as custodian of the public property at the seat of government, shall have charge of the capitol, and the public grounds inclosing the same, and the commons thereto adjoining, and of all movable property belonging to the Nation at or in the capitol, not by law in the charge of other officers; provided, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the said high sheriff to interfere with any rooms in the capitol that may be appropriated by law for the use of the senate and council, or for other national officers, during the time the same may be used and occupied.

Sec. 41. The high sheriff shall keep the capitol, the furniture and other property therein and thereto belonging, and the public grounds and commons contiguous thereto, in a proper state of cleanliness and repair, and shall be responsible for the safe keeping and preservation of the same. He shall make such improvements and repairs as may be from time to time authorized by law. He shall have charge of the keys and fastenings of the exterior doors of the capitol, and of all rooms not occupied for public purposes. He shall unlock and open the exterior doors of the Capitol during the sessions of the National Council, or the sitting of the supreme court, at the hour of seven in the morning, and keep the same open until the hour of ten at night; provided, he shall not interfere with the sessions of the courts or of the National Council.

Sec. 42. The high sheriff shall at all times keep the rooms of the capitol clean and properly ventilated, and during the sessions of the National Council and supreme court, well warmed and supplied with pure water. It shall be his especial duty to>tfcause to be prosecuted, every person who shall be guilty or accused of stealing, taking, willfully destroying or defacing, or in any manner trespassing upon any public property lawfully in his custody.

Sec. 43. The high sheriff shall be a conservator of the peace, with such general powers as are exercised by sheriffs, besides such special or extraordinary powers as may be conferred upon him by law. He shall wait upon, open, and adjourn the sessions of the Supreme court. and execute its mandates He shall also wait upon and execute all orders of the National Council and of the committees thereof. He shall have full authority, during the sessions of the National Council, and at all other times, to suppress within the vicinity of the capitol, all riotous brawls, obscene or other improper conduct, and to enforce obedience to the laws, and may, whenever necessary, summon any extra adequate force to his assistance. He may summarily arrest, imprison and hold, until duly sober, any person acting improperly while under the influence of intoxicating drinks, and arrest, imprison, and deliver to the proper authority, all other persons who may be guilty of a breach of the peace at or about the seat of the government.

Sec. 44. All fuel, water, and fires, for and in the supreme court room, the offices of the executive, treasurer, and auditor of accounts, and for the senate, council, and committee rooms, shall be provided by the high sheriff out of his salary until otherwise provided for by law. And said high sheriff shall require one or more of his employees to be constantly in attendance during the sessions of the senate and council, for the purpose of keeping the rooms in proper condition, and for the purpose of discharging any other duties of said high sheriff, as custodian of the public property; provided, however, that the assistant clerks of the senate, of the council, and of the Principal Chief, shall act as messengers in transmitting bills and other official papers from one house to the other; and to and from the Principal Chief ; and such clerks shall be responsible for all papers coming to their hands for that purpose; and such duty shall no longer be required of the fire-makers nor of the high sheriff as custodian of the public property.

Sec. 45. Immediately after the adjournment of each annual or special session of the National Council or supreme court, and as soon as the several clerks shall have filed and secured the public books and papers, as required by law, the high sheriff shall cause the several rooms of the capitol to be put in good condition, and all the shutters, within and without, closed and securely fastened.

Sec. 4^t "The high sheriff shall be required to have all the wood, used at the Male and Female Seminaries and Insane Asylum, cut by convict labor, and shall, by the same means, have the roads between the town of Tahlequah and the Insane Asylum and Male and Female Seminaries, and the streets in the town of Tahlequah, kept in good travelling condition— such work to be done from time to time as it may be required.

Sec . 48>. All convicts in the National Prison shall be required to wear the prison uniform and none other; and it is the duty of the high sheriff to enforce this requirement." (Dec. 2nd. 18S0.)




Art. £. Relating to districts.

II. Representation in National Council.
III. Representation in General Council.



Sec. 1. The Cherokee Nation shall be divided into nine districts, to be defined as follows, to-wit:


Sec. 2. Beginning at the mouth of Salisaw creek; thence up the same to the crossing of Rogue's path; thence along said path to within ten yards of Sen-e-kahwee's house, leaving Sen-e-kah-wee's in Sequoyah district; thence in a direct line to a point one hundred yards north of Edward Still's; thence in a direct line to Corn Tassel's, in Flint district; thence in a direct line to the Yellow Springs; thence to George Still's wagon road, leading to Stone's saw mill; thence in a direct line to Tsi-a-no-na's, leaving Tsi-a-no-na's in Flint district; thence in a direct line to the line of the State of Arkansas; thence south along said line to the Arkansas river; thence up said river to the place of beginning.

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