War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0429 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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having married a Creek or Seminole woman, resides in the said Creek country, or who, without intermarrying, is permanently domiciled therein with the consent of the authorities of the nation, and votes at elections, is to be deemed and taken to a member of the said nation within the true intent and meaning of this article; and that the exception contained in the laws for the punishment of offenses committed in the Indian country, to the effect that they shall not extend or apply to offenses committed by one Indian against the person or property of another Indian, shall be so extended and enlarged by virtue of this article when ratified, and without further legislation, as that none of said laws shall extend or apply to any offense committed by any Indian, or negro, or mulatto, or by any such white person, so by birth, adoption, or otherwise a member of such Creek or Seminole Nation, against the person or property of any Indian, negro, mulatto, or any such white person, when the same shall be committed within the limits of the said Creek Nation as hereinbefore defined; but all such persons shall be subject to the laws of the Creek Nation, and to prosecution and trial before its tribunals, and to punishment according to such laws, in all respects like native members of the said Creek Nation.

ART. X. All persons who are not members of either the Creek or Seminole Nation found in the Creek country, as hereinbefore limited, shall be considered as intruders, and be removed and kept out of the same, either by the civil officers of the nation under the direction of the executive or the general council, or by the agent of the Confederate States for the nation, who shall be authorized to demand, if necessary, the aid of the military for that purpose, with the following exceptions only, that is to say: Such individuals with their families as may be in the employment of the Government of the Confederate States; all persons peaceably traveling or temporarily sojourning in authority; and such personstted by the Creeks or Seminoles, with the assent of the agent of the Confederate States, to reside within their respective limits without becoming members of either of said tribes.

ART. XI. The tract of two sections of land, selected by the President of the United States, under the treaty with the Creek Nation concluded on the twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, at which the Creek Agency is now maintained, and whereon the public buildings of that agency have been erected, is hereby reserved to the Confederate States in the same manner as the same was by that treaty reserved to the United States, and is not included in the guarantee of lands aforesaid, but shall be within the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the Confederate States, except as to members of the Creek or Seminole Nation as above defined; all offenses committed by whom thereon shall be punished by the laws and courts of the said nation whenever they would be so punished if committed elsewhere in the nation: Provided, That whenever the agency for the said nation shall be discontinued by the Confederate States, and an agent no longer appointed, the said tract of two sections of land shall pass to and vest absolutely in the Creek Nation in the same manner as its other lands with all the buildings that may be thereupon.

ART. XII. The Confederate States shall have the right to build, establish, and maintain such forts and military posts, temporary or permanent, and to make and maintain such military and post roads