Fredonian Declaration of Independence.
of the said Territories, or by withdrawing their aid and support to its
4. It is distinctly understood by the contracting parties, that the Territory
apportioned to the Red people, is intended as well for the benefit
of the Tribes now settled within the Territory apportioned to the White
people, as for those living in the former Territory, and that it is incLmbent
upon the contracting parties for the led people to offer the said
Tribes a participation in the same.
5. It is also mutually agreed by tle contracting parties; that every
individual, Red and White, who has made .inprovtmnent within either ,f
the Respective Allied Territories and lives upon the same, shall have a
fee simple of a section of land including his improvement, as well as the
protection of the government under which he may reside.
6. The contracting parties mutually agree, that all roads, navigable
streams, and all other channels of conveyance within each Territory,
shall be open and free to the use of the inhabitants of the other.
7. The contracting parties mutually stipulate that they will direct
all their resources to the prosecution of the Heaven-inspired cause which
has given birth to this solemn Union, League and Confederation, firmly
relying upon their united efforts, and the strong arm of Heaven, for
In faith whereof the Agents of the respective contracting parties hereunto
affix their names. Done in the Town of Nacogdoches, this twentyfirst
day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
[Signed.] B. W. EDWARDS,
H. B. MAYO,
JOHN D. HUNTER.
We, the Committee of Independence, and the Committee of Red People,
do ratify the above Treaty, and do pledge ourselves to maintain it
in good faith. Done on the day and date above mentioned.
[Signed.]l MARTIN PARMER, President.
RICHARD FIELDS, HADEN EDWARDS,
JOHN D. HUUNTER, W. B. LEGON,
NE-KO-LAKE, JNO. SPROW,
JOHN BAGS, B. P. THOMPSON,
CUK-TO-KEH, JOS. A. HUBER,
B. W. EDWARDS,
H. B. MAYO.
Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 1. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5872/. Accessed May 28, 2016.