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348 TREATY WITH THE SEN ECAS. 1831. exceed the sum of twenty Jive thousand dollars: and that there shall be one township of land, adjoining the foregoing. equal to twenty-three thousand and forty acres, laid off and granted or the use of the Brothertown Indians, who are to be paid, by the Government the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars for the improvements on the lands now in their possession, on the east side of Fox river, and which lands are to be relinquished by said Indians: Also. that a new line shall be run, parallel to the southwestern boun ary line, or course of the tract of five hundred thousand acres described in the first article of this treapy, and set apart for the New York Indians, to commence at u point on the west side 0 the Fox river, and one mile above the Grand Shure on Fox river, and at a sufficient distance from the said boundary line as cstablished by the said first article, as shall comprehend the addmonal quantity of two hundred thousand acres of land, on and along the west side of Fox river, without including any of the confirmed private land claims on the Fox river, and which two hundred thousand acres shall be alpart of the five hundred thousand acres intended to be set apart for the Six Nations o the New York Indians and the St. Regis tribe ; and that an equal quantity to that which is added on the southwestern side shall be taken off from the northeastern side of the said tract, described in that article, on the Oconto Creek, to be determined by a Commissioner, to be appointed by the President of the United States ; so that the whole number of acres to be granted to the Six Nations, and St. Regis tribe of Indians, shall not exceed the quantity originally stipulated by the treaty."] ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT AND CONVENTION, Feb. 28, mai. Made and concluded at the City of Washington, on the twenty-

 eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand

March24, 1831. eight hundred and thirty-one, by and between James B. Gardiner, specially appointed Commissioner on the part of the United States, 0 the one art, and the undcrsi ned, rinci al . . P . g . P . P Ohzeflr and Warriors of the Seneca trzbe <y" Ladmns, reszdzng an the Sandusky river in the State of Ohio, on the part of said tribe, of the other part ; for the cession of the lands now owned and occupied by the said tnbc of Indians, lying on the waters of the Sandusky river, and situate within the temtorial limits of the organized countzes of Seneca and Sandusky, in said State of Ohzo. Wmzmzas the tribe of Seneca Indians, residing on Sandusky River, in the State of Ohio, have earnestly solicited the President of the United States to negociate with them, for an exchange of the lands, now owned and occupied by them, for lands of the United States, west of the river Mississippi, and for the removal and permanent settlement of said tribe : Therefore, in order to carry into etiect the aforesaid objects, the following articles have been agreed upon: SC¤s¤i¤n by the Am. 1. The Seneca tribe of Indians, in consideration of the stipula- °"°°”· tions herein made on the part of the United States, do forever cede, release and quit claim to the United States, the lands granted to them, by patent, in fee simple, by the sixth section of the Treaty, made at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami River of Lake Erie, on the twenty- ninth day of September, in the year 1817, containing thirty thousand acres, and described as follows: " beginning on the Sandusky river at the lower corner of the section granted to William Spicer; thence down the river on the east side, with the meanders thereof at high water mark, to a point east of the mouth of Wolf Creek; thence, and from the beginning, east, so far that a north line will include the quantity of thirty thousand acres."And said tribe also cede, as aforesaid, one other tract of land, reserved for the use of the said Senecas, by the second article of the treaty, made at St. Mary’s, in the State of Ohio, on the seventeenth day of September, in the year 1818, which tract is described in