The inhabitants of the
ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the
United States, and admitted as soon as possible, advantages,
and immunities, of citizens of the United States: and in the
meantime, they shall be maintained and protected in the free
enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which
U.S. took possession of the territory on December 20, 1803,thousands of inhabitants of color had already been there for
2. Q) In your opinion, based
upon face value, and relating to the inhabitants of color,
did the United States comply with the above mentioned Article
III? Check only one of the following boxes. If (IB) is your
answer proceed no further but please explain.( ) (IA) No it did not. ( )
(IB) Yes it did.
3. (Q) Since
the United States failed to comply with article III, thereby
breaching the treaty, now, please tell me exactly, does legal
documentation exist which gives the United States unconditional
jurisdiction over us - the descendants of the inhabitants
of color who occupied the Louisiana Territory prior to the
Louisiana Purchase?( ) (2A) No! ( ) (2B) Yes!
4. If you checked (2B) above please tell me, where and/or
how might we might obtain a copy of such documentation?NOTE:
These three questions and their answers shall be the driving
forces behind our demands for Creole treaty rights. Your failure
to respond within thirty (30) days shall be construed as an
affirmative response to the answers (1A) & (2A) above.INSTRUCTIONS
(S)=Statement. (Q)= Answer. (A) =Answer.
You may copy 1,2,3 above and
the note to send to politicians, civic and civil rights organizations,
lawyers, judges, law professors, and others. Simply credit
the source of this information to Gilbert E. Martin of the
International French-Creole Cultural Society. You may also
add pertinent questions that you would like to have answered.
I also recommend that you get as many signatures as possible
on your letter-from immediate family members; extended family
members; friends, and acquaintances.