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808 TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEE INDIANS. JULY 19, 1866. The moneys to be paid under this article shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sales of the national lands in Kansas. Attest: J. W. FORNEY, Secretary. A¤¤¤¤d¤¤¤¤¤ And whereas the foregoing amendments having been fully explained ""nm t°‘ and interpreted to the aforenamed delegates of the Cherokee nation, they did, on the thirty-first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and sixty- six, give, on behalf of said nation, their free and voluntary assent to said amendments, in the words and figures following, to wit : —- Whereas the Senate of the United States did, on the twenty-seventh day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, advise and consent to the ratification of the articles of agreement and convention, made at the city of Wasliington, on the nineteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians, with the following Arreunmnnrs, to wit: -- 1st. Insert at the end of Article II. the following : — But the Cherokee nation stipulate and agree to deliver up to the United States, or their duly authorized agent, any or all public property, particularly ordnance, ordnance stores, arms of all kinds, and quartermasters' stores, in their possession or control, which belonged to the United States or the so-called confederate states, without any reservation. 3d. Strike out the last proviso in Article XVII. and insert in lieu thereof the following:- Provided, That nothing in this article shall prevent the Secretary of the Interior from selling the whole of said lands not occupied by actual settlers at the date of the ratification of this treaty, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to each person entitled to pre-emption under the pre-emption laws of the United States, in a body, to any responsible party, for cash, for a sum not less than one dollar per acre. 3d. Insert at the end of Article XXIX. the following: — And the Secretary of the Interior shall also be authorized to pay the peasonahle costs and expenses of the delegates of the southern Cheroees. The moneys to be paid under this article shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sales of the national lands in Kansas. Now, therefore, we, the delegates on the part of the said Cherokee nation, do hereby assent and agree to the said amendments above written, the same having been explained to us and being fully understood by us. Witness our hands and seals, this thirty-first day of July, A. D. eigh toen hundred and sixty-six, at Washington, D. C. SMITH CHRISTIE. sun,. WIJIITE CATCHER. san,. JAMES McDANIEL. san,. S. H. BENGE. sean. DANL. H. ROSS. san., J. B. JONES. sen.,} In presence of-- D. N. Coomsr, O'om’r Ind. Afairs. J. HARLAN, U S. Ind. Agent. Cnames E. Mix, J. W. Wnicur, W. R. Iawm.