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General Clark and his warriors ; a tract of land adjacent to post Saint Vicennes, on the Wabash, to which the Indian title had been extinguished ; the land at all other places in possession of the French people and other white settlers among them, of which the Indian title had been extinguished ; and a tract at Fort Massac, towards the mouth of the Ohio.

In consideration of these cessions, and with a view to preserve peace and a friendly intercourse, the United States delivered to these tribes a quantity of goods, of the value of 20,000 dollars, and are hence forwarded every year forever, to deliver them like useful goods, suited to the circumstances of the Indians,to the amount of 9,500 dollars,valued at the place where they are procured. These goods are to be delivered in the following proportions ; to the Wyandots, the value of 1,000 dollars; to the Delawares, 1,000 dollars; to the Shawanese, 1,000 dollars ; to the Miamis, 1,000 dollars ; to the Attawaa, 1,000 dollars ; to the Chippewas 1,000 dollars ; to the Putawatimes, 1,000 dollars ; and to the Kickapoos, Weeas, Eel-river, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias tribes, 500 dollars each.

The Wyandots inhabit the country near the river Saint Joseph and Fort Detroit, and have their hunting ground about the western end of Lake Erie. Their warriors, some years ago were two hundred and fifty, and the number of souls estimated at about 800. A tribe of the Wyandots, reside near Sandusky, in the neighbourhood of a tribe of the Mohickons and Coghnawagas. The warriors of these three tribes were, a number of years ago, three hundred, and the inhabitants about 1,000.

The Delaware nation emigrated from the northern parts of Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, and probably received their name from their residence on the Delaware river. The name by which they called themselves was Linnilenape, which, in their language, signifies Indian Men. They were formerly a very numerous and powerful nation, but are much reduced. Before the settlements commenced in the State of Ohio, their villages were about midway between the