|1.||I, Charles, Baron de Thierry, is sovereign chief of his
own territories, and shall exercise all the rights and prerogatives of an
independent chief within their limits.
|2.||No neighbouring chief, or the people of his tribe, shall be molested in
person or property; nor shall he or they be compelled to lend, give, sell, or
barter anything belonging to him or them without his or their free will and
|3.||No New Zealander residing on Baron de Thierry's territories shall be
deprived of his dwelling, or of the land which he may have in cultivation on
his arrival; but he shall ever be protected in the same, so long as he shall
not be guilty of open rebellion, or some heinous crime; nor shall he then be
removed until he shall have been tried and convicted by a mixed jury of
respectable white men and New Zealanders.
|4.||No New Zealander (except in punishment of offences) shall be compelled to
work for any white person but with his or her own free will and consent.
|5.||No native tribe or government, or foreign State, or Power, shall exercise
jurisdiction within the limits of the Baron de Thierry's territories.
|6.||If any white man shall marry a Native woman, he shall be bound to treat
her in all respects as he would treat a white woman.
|7.||There shall be no distinction betweena New Zealander and a white person;
they shall both be considered as members of the same family and shall be
entitledto the same privileges and protection;
|8.||No one shall be molested in the free exercise of his religion.
|9.||All serious offences shall be tried by a jury of twelve honest men—white
persons for white persons and a mixed jury for Natives; and, nine jurors
agreeing, a verdict may be recorded, and sentence passed.
|10.||Minor offences shall be tried by a commission of four honest men who shall
sit once a week for the trial of offenders, white persons for white persons,
and two white and two Natives for Natives; three agreeing to pass sentence.
|11.||No person or persons shall cut or take away timber from another's land,
without consent of the rightful owner.
|12.||No person shall on any pretence take possession of more land than is
allotted to him or her, without consent of the rightful owner.
|13.||No gambling shall be allowed.
|14.||Every settler on the Baron de Thierry's territories shall conform to the
laws which it may be necessary to adopt for the safety of persons and
property, and for the preservation of peace.
|15.||On the first Wednesday of every month six: respectable men," previously
elected by the body of the settlers, shall assemble to deliberate with the
Baron de Thierry on all matters connected with the happiness or prosperity of