Agreement with The Creeks
June 29, 1825
Council House, Broken Arrow, Creek Nation, 29 June, 1825.
Resolved by the Chiefs and Warriors in Council assembled that after
a suitable consideration which the nature of the case demands, they
solemnly and strictly declare for themselves and for the whole Muscogee
Nation, that all of the late General McIntosh's party who have opposed
the Laws of the Nation, are hereby pardoned to all intents and purposes,
and they are hereby invited to return to their usual places of abode
or elsewhere, and their to dwell in the full enjoyment of peace
and security and of all their rights and privileges guaranteed to
them by our Laws.
The property which they have with them, and that which is in the
Nation owned by them when they left it is theirs. Such of their
property as may have been lost or destroyed contrary to the known
laws of the Nation which once belonged to General McIntosh and Samuel
Hawkins or others shall be restored or paid for to the proper owners
by the Nation whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the
United States Agent after hearing both parties in Council that it
was or any part of it taken or destroyed contrary to the Laws of
the Nation. Either party may appeal from the decision of the Agent
to the Secretary of War, whose decision in the case shall be final.
Some individuals of the pardoned
party are justly indebted to the nation for monies borrowed in different
amounts and otherwise, for which the Nation expect to be paid. But
the authorities of the Nation will wait patiently a reasonable time
until these debtors can be prepared to reimburse the National Treasury.
In every case, at all times these misguided and unfortunate people
are required to conform to the Laws of the Nation and to obey and
respect the proper authorities, and conduct themselves as good citizens
of the Nation. A general talk shall be given in public and observed
by the whole Nation, that these people shall be secure in their
persons and property. Any person or persons who shall kill any of
the pardoned party on any presence for past offenses shall suffer
Death. And it is clearly to be understood that they are to be in
no respect punished or held accountable for the past, but are in
future subject to all the restraints of the Law and entitled to
the privileges of good citizens.
Done in Council and subscribed in behalf
of the whole Nation.
- Tustinuggee Hopor (his x mark).
- Tuskeneehuk (his x mark).
- Opothee Yoholo (his x mark).
- Yoholo Mico (his x mark).
- Tustenuggee Mald (his x mark).
- Oftfuskee Yoholo (his x mark).
- Mad Wolf (his x mark).
- Enedhlah Toholo (his x mark).
- Hopoi Hajo (his x mark).
- Mad Tiger (his x mark).
- Tuskenuhuh of Caseteck (his x mark).
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