Cherokee Act to prevent amalgamation with colored persons September 19 1839

Title/Reference

An Act to prevent amalgamation with colored persons. September 19, 1839.

Text (printed 1852)

This is the text of the law as it was printed in The Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation: Passed at Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, 1839-1851. Tahlequah: 1852. 19.

An Act to prevent Amalgamation with Colored Persons
Be it enacted by the National Council, That intermarriage shall not be lawful between a free male or female citizen with any slave or person of color not entitled to the rights of citizenship under the laws of this Nation, and the same is hereby prohibited, under the penalty of such corporeal punishment as the courts may deem it necessary and proper to inflict, and which shall not exceed fifty stripes for every such offence;—but any colored male who may be convicted under this act shall receive one hundred lashes.
Tahlequah, Sept. 19th, 1839.
Approved—JOHN ROSS.

Alternate Text (printed 1868)

This is an alternate version of the same law, printed after the American Civil War in Laws of the Cherokee Nation, Passed During the Years 1839-1867. St. Louis: 1868. 22.

AN ACT
TO PREVENT AMALGAMATION WITH COLORED PERSONS.
Be it enacted by the National Council, That intermarriage shall not be lawful between a free male or female citizen with any person of color, and the same is hereby prohibited, under the penalty of such corporeal punishment as the courts may deem it necessary and proper to inflict, and which shall not exceed fifty stripes for every such offense.
TAULEQUAH,
September 19, 1839.
Approved.
JOHN ROSS.
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