The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921 Page: 59
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Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
vicinity of Nacogdoches, and communicate to those who, are at
said village, the terms of this agreement.
Article 3d. That a party of the warriors of said village must
be constantly kept on the road leading from this province to the
United States, to prevent stolen animals from being carried thither,
and to apprehend and punish those evil disposed foreigners, who
form assemblages, and abound on the banks of the river Sabine
within the Territory of Texas.
Article 4th. That the Indians who return to their Town, will
appoint as their chief the Indian Captain called Kunetand, alias
Tong Turqui, to whom a copy of this agreement will be given,
for the satisfaction of those of his tribe, and in order that they
may fulfill its stipulations.
Article 5th. That meanwhile, and until the approval of the
Supreme Government is obtained, they may cultivate their lands
and sow their crops, in free and peaceful possession.
Article 6th. That the said Cherokee Indians, will become im-
mediately subject to the laws of the Empire, as well as all others
who may tread her soil, and they will also take up arms in defense
of the nation if called upon so to do.
Article 7th. That they shall be considered Hispano-Americans,
and entitled to all the rights and privileges granted to such; and
to the same protection should it become necessary.
Article 8th. That they can immediately commence trade with
the other inhabitants of the Province, and with the exception of
arms and munitions of war, with the tribes of Savages who may
not be friendly to us."
Fields and his party arrived in Saltillo, the headquarters of the
commandant general, early in December, and after being enter-
tained by him for a few days were sent on to Mexico City, arriving
there early in 1823, at the time when the revolution against the
power of Iturbide was taking place. During the progress of the
revolution Fields and his companions remained in Mexico, await-
ing a settlement of their claims. On April 27, 1823, the min-
ister of relations in the provisional government, announced the
decision of the government to recognize the agreement between
Fields and Trespalacios until a general colonization law could be
passed. "The Supreme Executive Power," wrote Alaman to Don
Felipe de la Garza, who had succeeded Lopez as commandant gen-
eral of the Eastern Interior Provinces,
has been pleased to resolve that Richard Fields chief of the Cher-
"Record of Translations of Empresario Contracts, 85. General Land
Office of Texas.
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