Old Crossing Treaty of 1864 amendment
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In Executive Sepsion [session], Senate of the United States
March 1. 1864
Resolved, (two thirds of the Senators Present concurring) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the “Articles of a Treaty made and concluded at the old crossing of Red Lake River in the State of Minnesota on the second day of October, in the year 4eighteen hundred and sixty-three, between the United States of America, by their commission=ers, Alexander Ramsey and Ashley C. Mor=rill, agent for the Chippewa Indians, and the Red Lake and Pembina bands of Chip=pewas, by their chiefs, headmen, and warriors.” With the following: --
In Article 4 – strike out in lines 19, 20, and 21, the following words: “and that after such damages and debts shall have been paid, the residue of the above sum shall be distributed among the chiefs.”
At the end of Article 4 – insert the following: - Provided, That no part of the sum of one hundred thousand dollars shall be appropriated or paid to make compensa=tion for damages or for the payment of any debts owing from said Indians until the said commissioner or com=missioners shall report each case, with the proofs thereon, to the Secretary of the Interior, to be submitted to Congress, with his opinion thereon, for its action; and that, after such damages and debts shall have been paid, the residue of said sum shall be added to the annu=ity funds of said Indians, to be divided equally upon said annuities.
At the end of Article8. insert the following: - Provided that no script shall be issued under the provisions of this Article, and no assignments shall be made of any right, title, or interest at law or in equity until a patent shall issue, and no patent shall be issued until due proof of five years’ actual res=idence and cultivation, as required by the act entitled “An Act to secure homesteads on the Public Domain.”
Attest: M.Lonney, Secretary. [signed]
And whereas the foregoing amend=ments having been fully interpreted and explained to May-dwa-gua-no-mind, mons-o-mo, Ase-e-ne-wib, Mis-co-muk-quah, Naw-gon-e-gwo-nabe, Que-we-zance, May-zha-ke-osh, Bwa-ness, Wa-bon-e-qua-osh, Te-bish-co-ge-shick, Te-besh-co-be-ness, Osh-shay-o-sick, Sa-sa-goh-cum-ick-ish-cum, Kay-tush-ke-wub-e-tung, I-inge-e-guan-abe, and Que-we-zance-ish, Chiefs, Headmen, and Warriors of the Red Lake and Pembina Bands of Chippewa Indians, they did, in Articles supplementary to this treaty, concluded at the city of Washington, Dis=trict of Columbia, on the Twelth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, (which articles supplementary have been duly consented to and ratified, and were proclaimed on the Twenty-Fifth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four,) agree and assent to the provisions of this Treaty, in an article of the following tenon [tenor?]:
“Article I. The said Red Lake and Pembina Bands of Chippewa Indians do hereby agree and assent to the provisions of the said treaty, concluded at the old, crossing of Red Lake river, as amended by the Senate of the United States by resolution bearing date the first day of march, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four.”
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Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, do, in Pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the first of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, accept, ratify, and con=firm the said Treaty and amendments thereto. In testimony whereof, I have signed the same with my hand and have caused the seal of the United States to be hereto affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this fifth ----- day of may , in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
Abraham Lincoln [signed]
By the President:
William Seward [signed]
Secretary of State.