Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 7.djvu/371

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TREATY WITII THE OTTAWAS. 1831. 361 may owe in the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan, and agree to be due by them, as provided in the sixteenth article of this convention; and any surplus of the proceeds of said lands, which may still remain, shall be vested by the President in Government stock, and tive per cent. thereon shall be paid to the said Ottoways of Blanchard’s fork and Oquanoxa’s village, as an annuity during the pleasure of Congress. Arvricuz VIII. It is agreed that the said band of Ottoways of Blan- Annuities by ehard’s fork and Oquanoxa’s village, shall receive, at their new residence, {°"“°’ *'°¤**°S· a fair proportion of the annuities due to their nation by former treaties, which shall be apportioned under the direction of the Secretary of War, according to their actual numbers. Am·1cr.1=:IX. The lands granted by this agreement and convention Lands granted to the said band of Ottoways residing at B1anchard’s fork and Oqua. ¤°**° be Boldnoxa’s village shall not be sold nor ceded by them, except to the United States. And the United States guarantee that said lands shall never be Gum-gmac_ within the bounds of any State or territory, nor subject to the laws thereoil and further, that the President of the United States will cause said band to be protected at their new residence, against all interruption or disturbance from any other tribe or nation of Indians and from any other person or persons whatever: and he shall have the same care and superintendence over them in the country to which they design to remove, that he now has at their present residence. Anrrcnn X. As an evidence of the good will and kind feelings of the Presents. people of the United States towards the said band of Ottoways of Blanchard’s fork and Oquanoxa’s village; it is agreed that the following articles shall be given them, as presents, to wit : eighty blankets, twenty- five rifle guns, thirty-five axes, twelve ploughs, twenty sets of horse gears, and Russia sheeting sufficient for tents for their whole band; the whole to be delivered according to the discretion of the Secretary of War. Anrrcts XI. In consideration of the cessions made in the second Grunt0f land article of this convention by the chiefs, head men and warriors of the ;?dg;‘;‘;"Eg;’,;° band of Ottoways residing at Roche de Bocuf and Wolf rapids, it is dg Bmuf, gw_ agreed that the United States will grant to said band by patent in fee simple, forty thousand acres of land, west of the Mississippi, adjoining the lands assigned to the Ottoways of Blanchard’s fork and Oquanoxa’s village, or in such other situation as they may select, on the unappropriated lands in the district of country designed for the emigrating Inq dians of the United States. And whenever the said band may think proper to accept of the above grant, and remove west of the Mississippi, the United States agree that they shall be removed and subsisted by the Government in the same manner as is provided in this convention for their brethren of Blanchard’s fork and Oquanoxa’s village, and they shall receive like presents, in proportion to their actual numbers, under the direction of the Secretary of War. It is also understood and agreed that the said band, when they shall agree to remove west of the Mississippi, shall receive their proportion of the annuities due their nation by former treaties, and be entitled in every respect to the same privileges, advantages and protection, which are herein extended to their brethren and the other emigrating Indians of the State of Ohio. ARTICLE XII. The lands ceded by the second article of this conven- Sale of lands tion shall be sold by the United States to the highest bidder, in the ged? by Sud manner of selling the public lands, and after deducting from the avails ‘“‘ ‘ thereof seventy cents per acre, exclusive of the cost of surveying, the balance is hereby guaranteed to discharge such debts of the Ottoways residing on the river and bay of the Miami of Lake Eriebalg they may 46