Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 7.djvu/499

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.

TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEES. 1836. 489 nature and description against the Government of the United States not herein otherwise expressly provided for, and to bein lieu of the said reservations and pre-emptions and of the sum of three hundred thousand dollars for spoliations described in the 1st article of the above·mentioned treaty. This sum of six hundred thousand dollars shall be applied and distributed agreeably to the provisions of the said treaty, and any surplus which may remain alter removal and payment of the claims so ascertained shall be turned over and belon to the education fund. But it is expressly understood that die subject of this article is merely referred hereby to the consideration of the Senate and if they shall approve the same then this supplement shall remain part of the treaty. Aarrcnn 4. It is also understood that the provisions in article 16, for Provisions for the agency reservation is not intended to interfere with the occupant ¥£;”;Yt':’”9"'*‘ right of any Cherokees should their improvement fall within the same. ,,,,;,,,3 got"` It is also understood and agreed, that the one hundred thousand dollars appropriated in article 12 for the poorer class of Cherokees and intended as a set-0H` to the pre-cmption rights shall now be transferred from the funds of the nation and added to the general national fund of four hundred thousand dollars so as to make said fund equal to five hundred thousand dollars. Anrrcnn 5. The necessary expenses attending the negotiation of the Expense of aforesaid treaty and supplement and also of such persons of the delega- g;§;’;gf;‘°;'d'g tion as may sign the same shall be defrayed by the UnitedStates. the U_ y In testimony whereof John F. Schermerhorn, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the undersigned delegation have hereunto set their hands and seals, this first day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six. J. F. SCHERMERHORN. Major Ridge, John A. Bell, James Foster, Jos. A. Foreman, Tah.ye-ske, Robert Sanders, Long Shell Turtle, Elias Boudinot, John Fields, Johnson Rogers, James Fields, James Starr, George Welch, Stand Watie, Andrew Ross, John Ridge, William Rogers, James Rogers, John Gunter, John Smith. WITNESSES:—Eib€fi Herring. Thos. Glascock. Alexander H. Everett. Jno. Garland, Majr. U. S. A. C. A. Harris. John Robb. Wm. Y. Hansell. Saml. J. Potts. J no. Litle. S. Rockwell. To the Indian names are rnbjoined a. mark and seal. [Nora.-—This treaty and Supplementary Articles were ratified, with thefollowing amendments, as expressed in the Resolution of the Senate ¢·*°‘Al'llClB 17, lines 2 an 3, strike out the words ‘by General William Carroll and John F. Schermerhorn, or.' " "In the 4th line of the same article, after the word ‘ States] insertby and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States} " “Strike out the 20th article which appears as a supplemental article."] 62