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TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEE INDIANS. JULY 19, 1866. 807 D. N. COOLEY, O'om’r Ind. A fairs. ELIJ AH SELLS, Sup’t Ind. Aj}:. SMITH CHRISTIE, WHITE CATCHER, JAMES McDANlEL, S. H. BENGE, DANL. H. ROSS, J. B. JONES. Dekgates of the Cherokee Nation, appointed by Resolution of the National Council. In presence of- W. H. Wnson, J. W. Wnmur. Signatures witnessed by the following-named persons, the following interlineations being made before signing: On page lst the word " the " interlined, on page 11 the word “ the " struck out, and to said page 11 a sheet attached requiring publication of laws; and on page 34th the word “ccded” struck out and the words “ neutral lands " inserted. Page 47} added relating to expenses of treaty. THOMAS EWING, Jn., WM. A. PHILLIPS, J. w. wmenr. And whereas, the said treaty having been submitted to the Senate of _R¤ti¤¤¤¤¢>n the United States for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on ,';;°,;‘u“m°“d' the twenty-seventh day of July, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, ` advise and consent to the ratification of the same, with amendments, by a resolution in the words and figures following, to wit:- IN Exnctrrxvm Session, Sanus or- run Umrnn Sruas, July 27, 1866. Resolved, (two thirds of the senators present concurring,) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the articles of agreement and convention made at the city of Washington, on the nineteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians, with the following Aunuousnrs: lst. Insert at the end of Article II. the following: -— -·W¤.P· 799 But the Cherokee nation stipulate and agree to deliver up to the United States, or their duly authorized agent, any or all public property, particularly ordnance, ordnance stores, arms of all kinds, and quartermasters’ stores, in their possession or control, which belonged to the United States or the so-called confederate states, without any reservation. 2d. Strike out the last proviso in Article XVII. and insert in lieu Ante, p. 805. thereof the following:-— Provided, That nothing in this article shall prevent the Secretary of the Interior from selling the whole of said lands not occupied by actual settlers at the date of the ratification of this treaty, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to each person entitled to pre-emption under the pre-emption laws of the United States, in a body, to any responsible party, for cash, for a sum not less than one dollar per acre. 3d. Insert at the end of Article XXIX. the following: — Ante, p. 806. And the Secretary of the Interior shall also be authorized to pay the reasonable costs and expenses of the delegates of the southern Cherokees.