[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees] Page: 1 of 33 (Transcription)

Know all men by these presents: That whereas the chief
representatives, descendants, and legal representatives of the
"Texas Cherokees," did by Power of Attorney dated December 17th
1870, appoint W.P. Adair and C.N. Vann their attorneys to
prosecute certain claims to lands in the State of Texas, with
powers of substitution and revocation.

And whereas the said Adair and Vann, did by in-
strument dated the 13th of February 1871, employ John
C. Fremont, as their substitute attorney in such business:
And whereas, the said John C. Freemont, did by instrument,
dated the 19th of September 1871, appoint J. Elliot Candich
to act in his stead, until the first day of April 1873;
which appointment was approved by the said Adair
and VAnn, acknowledging him, the said Candich
as their substitute attorney in place of said John C. Fremont,
March 6th 1872, to which instrument particular refer-
ence is to be had, and which among other things
certains the following provision- "Provided that all
payments, or renumerations, made from whatever service to the
said Texas Cherokees, and their associate Bands, whether in
lands, monies or bonds of any kind for said lands, be made
directly ot the undersigned (W.P. Adair and C.N. Vann)
And Provided further, that until such payments as so
made, the said lands of the Texas Cherokees, and their asso
ciate bands, shall be held and bound as collateral security
for such payments"

And whereas under the said instruments of the time, viz. April
1st 1873, for which the said J. Elliot Candich [ ] employed, has

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[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees], text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41766/m1/1/transcription/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.