Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 7.djvu/122

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ARTICLES OF A TREATY N0, 25 ,808 Made and concluded at Brownstown, in the territory ofM'ch5gan, m between Wzllzam HuZZ,·govern0r of tindsaid terri·tory, enpg,-m- Maxi, 3, {swf tendant of Indian afazrs, and commissioner plenzpotentmry qf Ratitied the United States of America, for concluding any treaty or M°'°’* xr 180** treaties, which may be found necessary, with any of the Indian tribes, North West of the river Ohio, of the one part, and the Sachems, Ol]?/Es-, and Warriors cjthe Ohqtpewa, Ottawa, Pot. tawatamie, yandot, and Shawanoese nations of Indians, of the other part. humble Amrcnn I. Wumtms by a treaty concluded at Detroit, on the seven. ` teenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven, a tract of land lying to the West and North of the river Miami, of Lake Erie, and principally within the territory of Michigan, was ceded by the Indian nations, to the United States; and whereas the lands lying on the south eastern side of the said river Miami, and between said river, and the boundary lines established by the treaties of Greenville and Fort Industry, with the exception of a few small reservations to the United States, till belong to the Indian nations, so that the United States cannot, of right, open and maintain a convenient road from the settlements in the state of Ohio, to the settlements in the territory of Michigan, nor extend those settlements so as to connect them; in order therefore to promote this object, so desirable and evidently beneficial to the Indian nations, as well as to the United States, the parties have agreed to the following articles, which when ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof; shall be reciprocally binding. Atmctoflmd Anrrcnu II. The several nations of Indians aforesaid, in order to grunted {O,. a promote the object mentioned in the preceding article, and in considerarond. tion of the friendship they bear towards the United States, for the liberal and benevolent policy, which has been practised towards them by the government thereof; do hereby give, grant, and cede, unto the said United States, a tract of land for a road, of one hundred and twenty feet in weadth, from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut reserve, and all the land within one mile of the said road, on each side there% for the purpose of establishing settlements along the same; also a tract of land, for a road only, of one hundred and twenty feet in weadth, to run southwardly from what is called Lower Sandusky, to the boundary line established by the treaty of Greenville, with the privilege of taking at all times, such timber and other materials, from the adjacent lands as may be necessary for making and keeping in repair the said road, with the bridges that may be required along the same. Lines ,0 be ARTICLE IH. It is agreed, that the lines embracing the lands, given run by U. S. and ceded by the preceding article, shall be run in such directions, as may be thought most adviseable by the President of the United States for the purposes aforesaid. Privilege of- Axrrcut IV. It is agreed, that the said Indian nations shall retain hunting and the privilege of hunting and fishing on the lands given and ceded as 6*3**580*1 l¤¤d¤ above, so long as the same shall remain the property of the United °° °States. (112)