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successive years thereafter the sum of ten thousand dollars each 1837. year in specie, to be paid at the treaty ground opposite Rock island ;* to pay to the widow and children of Felix St. Urain, de

ratificaceased, former Indian agent who was killed by the Indians, one thousand dollars ;* to pay to the following named persons the see sums set opposite to their namnes respectively, being the one-half of the amount agreed to be due and owing by the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes to their creditors, provided said creditors will wait for the other half until the same can be paid out of their annuities, for which purpose the Sacs and Foxes will set apart the sum of five thousand dollars cach year, beginning in one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, out of their annuities to be paid upon said debts in the proper proportion until the whole amount is discharged ; to wit: to John Campbell ten thousand dollars, to Jeremiah Smith six hundred and forty dollars, to Stephen Dubois three hundred and five dollars and twenty cents, to Nathaniel Knapp one hundred dollars, to Wharton R. McPhearson two hundred and fifty dollars, to s. S. Phelps & Co. four thousand dollars, to Jesse W. Shuil five hundred dollars, to James Jordan one hundred and fifty dollars, to John R. Campbell fifteen dollars, to Amos Farrar one hundred dollars, to the owners of the S. Warrior one hundred and sixty-two dollars and seventy-five cents, to George Davenport two thousand five hundred and sixty-three dollars and filty cents, to Madame St. Ament five hundred dollars, to Madame Joseph Gunville five hundred dollars, to Madame Le Claire one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to Miss Blondeau one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to Antoine Le Claire two thousand four hundred and thirty-six dollars and fifty cents, to Francis Labachiere one thousand one hundred and sixty seveni dollars and seventy-five cents, to Pratte Chouteau & Co. twenty thousand three hundred and sixty-two dollars, and forty-two and a half cents, to Nathaniel Patterson four hundred and fiftysix dollars.

ARTICLE 3. The United States further agree to deliver to the United States to confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes two hundred horses, as horses. near that number as can be procured with the sum of nine thousand three hundred and forty one dollars, to be delivered at the payment of the annuities in June one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

ARTICLE 4. At the special request of the Sac and Fox Indians aforesaid, the United States agree to make the following provision for the beneat and support of seven half-breeds of the Sac and Fox nation, to wit; The United States agree to pay to Wayıcın for the use and benefit of his half-breed child by a fur hou?r-breevis For woman named Ni-an-no, one thousand dollars, to Wharton R. McPherson, for the use and benefit of his half-breed child by Toto-li, i Fox woma!), one thousand dollars, 10 James Thorn for the use and benefit of his half-breed child l; Ka-kee. 0-sa-??al, FOX roman), one thousand dollars, to Joseph Smart for the use of his halibreed child by Kitiqua a Fox incan one ton sand doilars, to Nathan Smith for the use and benefit of his half-breed child by Wa-na-sa a S:e woman one thousand

United States 10 make provision

pay to each

Indians to re. move by the 1st

November next

1837. dollars, and to Joseph M. Street, Indian agent, two thousand

dollars for the use and benefit of two half-breed children, one the
child of Niwa-ka-kee a Fox woman, by one Mitchell, the other
the child of Ni-an-na by Amos Farrar, the two thousand dol-
lars to be put at interest, and so much of said interest arising
therefrom to be expended for the benefit of the children as said
agent shall deem proper and necessary, and when each shall
arrive at the

age
of twenty years,

the said agent shall
half-breed one thousand dollars and any balance of interest re-

maining in his hands at the time. U.S. to pay $200 Article 5. At the special request of the said confederated benefit of the tribes of Sac and Fox Indians it is further agreed by the United Sound reconnoly, States, to pay to Joseph M. Street, their agent, two hundred doldeceased. lars for the use and benefit of Thompson Connoly and James

Connoly children of their friend John Connoly deceased to be by said agent put at interest and expended on the education of said Thompson and James Connoly children of said John Connoly deceased.

ARTICLE 6. The said confederated tribes of Sac and Fox In. dians hereby stipulate and agree to remove from off the lands herein in the first article of this treaty ceded to the United States, by the first day of November next ensuing the date hereof, and in order to prevent any future misunderstanding, it is expressly agreed and understood that no band or party of the said confederated tribes of Sac and Fox Indians, shall plant, fish or hunt on any portion of the country herein ceded after the period

just mentioned. Treaty to ARTICLE 6. This treaty shall be obligatory on the contracting when ratified. parties after it shall be ratified by the President and Senate of

the United States.

Done at the treaty ground on the right bank of the Mississippi in Debuque county Wisconsin Territory opposite Rock island this twenty-eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

A. DODGE, (seal.) A-sho-wa-huk

his x mark, (seal.) Ma-sha-na

his x mark, seal.) Wa-ko-sha-slac

his x mark, (seal. Sa-sa-pe-man

his x mark, seal.) Na-wo-huck

his x mark, (seal.) Pen-na-see

his x mark, (seal.) Fores. Wa-pella

his x mark, (seal.) Pow-a sheek

his x mark, (seal.) Qua-qua-la-pc-1lia

his x mark, seal.) Wa-pak-onas kuck

his x mark, (seal.) Watup-a-waut

his x mark, (seal. Ma kee-won-a-sce

his x mark, (seal.) Ka-ka-no-an-na

his x mark, (seal.) Sacs. Kee-o-kuck

his x mark, (seal.) Pashapahoo

huis x mark, (seal.)

be

obligatory

1837.

We-she-ko-ma-quit

his x mark, (seal.) Ap-a-noose

his x mark, seal.) Pe-a-chin-wa

his x mark, (seal.) Mo-wha.wi

his x mark, seal. Wa-pe-sha-kon

his x mark, (seal.) In presence of us :

James W. Grimes, Secty of Commission.
Jos. M. Street, Indian Agent.
L. Dorsey Stockton, jr., Attorney at laro.
Ant. Leclaire, Interpreter.
Frans. Labussar, Interpreter.
James Craig.
P. R. Chouteau, jr.
Geo. Davenport.
Nathl. Knapp.
W. R. McPherson.
Geo. W. Atchison.
Jeremiah Smith.
Nathan Smith.
Robt. Serrell Wood.
Geo. Catlin.
Richard J. Lockwood.
Enoch Gilbert.
Courtlandt Lawson.
George Miller, jr.
Courtlandt Lawson.

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, Andrew Jack- Conditional rati.

fication. SON, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the twenty-fifth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, accept, ratify, and confirm the same with the following amendments thereto, as expressed in the aforesaid resolution of the Senate :

After the word " island" in the third line of the second article, insert the following words : Or sich other place as may be designated by the President of the United States.

After the word "dollars" in the third line of the second article, strike out the residue of said article in the following words : To pay to the following named persons the sums set opposite to their names respectively, being the one-half of the amount agreed to be due and owing by the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes to their creditors, provided said creditors will wait for the other half until the same can be paid out of their annuities, for which purpose the Sacs and Foxes will set apart the sum of five thousand dollars each year, beginning in one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, out of their annuities, to be paid upon said debts in the proper proportion until the whole amount is discharged, to wit: to John Campbell ten thousand dollars, to Jeremiah Smith six hundred and forty dollars, to Stephen Du

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bois three hundred and five dollars and twenty cents, to Nathaniel Knapp one hundred dollars, to Wharton R. McPherson two hundred and fifty dollars, to S. S. Phelps & Co. four thousand dollars, io Jesse W. Shull five hundred dollars, to James Jordan one hundred and fifty dollars, to John R. Campbell fifteen dollars, to Amos Farrar one hundred dollars,' to the owners of the steamboat Warrior, one hundred and sixty-two dollars and seventy-five cents, to George Davenport two thousand five hundred and sixty-three dollars and fifty cents, to Madame St. Ament five hundred dollars, to Madame Joseph Gunville five hundred dollars, to Madame Le Claire one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to Miss Blondeau one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to Antoine Le Claire two thousand four hundred and thirty-six dollars and fifty cents, to Francis Labachiere one thousand one hundred and sixty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents, to Pratte, Chouteau, & Co, twenty thousand three hundred and sixty-two dollars and forty-two and a half cents, to Nathaniel Patterson four hundred and fifty-six dollars.

After the word “dollars” in the third line of the second article insert the following in lieu of the words stricken ont :

And also to pay the sum of forty-eight thousand four hundred and fifty-eight dollars, eighty-seven and a half cents to enable said Indians to pay such debts as may be ascertained by their superintendent to be justly due from them to individuals, and it said debts so ascertained to be just amount to more than said sum then the same shall be divided among said creditors pro rata ; and if less, then the overplus to be paid to said Indians for their own use.

The Ioway Indians having set up a claim to a part of the lands ceded by this treaty, it is therefore hereby provided, that the President of the United States shall cause the validity and extent of said claim to be ascertained, and upon a relinquishment of said claim to the United States, he shall cause the reasonable and fair value thereof to be paid to said Ioway Indians, and the same amount to be deducted from the sum stipulated to be paid to the Sacs and Foxes.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the Uni'rd
States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my
hand.
Doxe, at the city of Washington, the twenty-seventh

day of February, in the year of our Lord one (L. s.] thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and

of the Independence of the United States the
sixty-first.

ANDREW JACKSON
By the President:
John FORSYTH,

Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

1837.

A PROCLAMATION.

Presideut authorized by

WHEREAS, by an act of Congress of the United States, of the The twenty-fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- act 24th Way, eight, entitled “ An act in addition to an act entitled · An act con- discriminating cerning discriminating duties of tonnage and impost,' and to dels of any for equalise the duties on Prussian vessels and their cargoes,” it is pro- eign nation in vided, that upon satisfactory evidence being given to the Presi- such duties are dent of the United States, by the Government of any foreign na- sels of the U.S. tion, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied, in the ports of the said nation, upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise, imported in the same, from the United States, or from any foreign country, the President is thereby authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and impost, within the United States, are, and shall be, suspended and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of the said foreign nation, and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise, imported into the United States, in the same, from the said foreign nation, or from any other foreign country; the said suspension to take effect from the time of such notification being given to the President of the United States, and to continue so long as the recipTocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens of the United States, and their cargoes, as aforesaid, shall be continued, and no longer :

AND WHEREAS, satisfactory evidence has lately been received The President by me, from His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Mechlen- that no such du berg Schwerin, through an official communication of Leon in the ports of Herckenrath, his consul, at Charleston, in the United States, Schwerbe under date of the 13th April, 1835, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied in the ports of the Grand Duchy of Mechlenberg Schwerin, upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise, imported in the same, from the Uned States, or from any foreign country :

Now, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW Jackson, President of the Declares the disUnited States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the ties,so far as reforeign discriminating duties of tonnage and impost

, within the sels of MechienUnited States, are, and shall be, suspended and discontinued, so

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suspended. far as respects the vessels of the Grand Duchy of Mechlenberg Schwerin, and the produce, inanufactures, or merchandise, imported into the United States, in the same, from the said Grand Duchy, or from any other foreign country; the said suspension to take effect from the 13th day of April, 1835, above mentioned, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens of the United States, and their cargoes, as aforesaid, shall be continued, and no longer.

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