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Note To Readers.—The dates' attached to certain sections are to be understood as signifying the date of the passage or approval of the preceding clause or section.

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CHEROKEE NATION

AN ACT authorizing the compilation of the Laws of the Cherokee Nation.

Be it enacted by the National Council: That the Principal Chief be, and he is hereby authorized, to appoint two competent persons, one to collect and compile the laws of the Cherokee Nation now in force, and the other to translate the same into the Cherokee language.

It shall be the duty of the compiler to classify and arrange, under appropriate heads, all enactments pertaining to a particular subject; embrace in one act as far as practicable the original acts and amendments thereto, and omit all acts that have been repealed, or have become inoperative by ceasing to be applicable to existing affairs, and to prepare an index to the same.

The work above required shall be commenced and

accomplished as soon as practicable; and, when comA

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