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GREAT BRITAIN, 1814. 29] part of the boundary between the dominions of the two Powers which [See Article 11, extends from the water communication between Lake Huron and Lake *"°**Y °*` 178*% superior, to the most northwestern point of the Lake of the Woods, to p' W'] decide to which of the two parties the several islands lying in the lakes, water communications, and rivers, forming the said boundary, do re spectively belong, in conformity with the true intent of the said treaty of peace of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three; and to cause such parts of the said boundary as require it to be surveyed and marked. The said Commissioners shall, by a report or declaration under their Commissiouemm hands and seals, designate the boundary albresaid, state their decision d¤<=id¤· on the points thus referred to them, and particularize the latitude and longitude of the most northwestern point of the Lake of the Woods, and of such other parts of the said boundary as they may deem proper. And both parties agree to consider such designation and decision as final and conclusive. And in the event of the said two Commissioners Case of disagree differing, or both or either of them refusing, declining, or wilfully omit- ¤¤¤¤t· ting to act, such reports, declarations, or statements shall be made by them, or either of them, and such reference to a friendly sovereign or State shall be made -in all respects as in the latter part of the fourth article cis contained, and in as full a manner as if the same was herein [5,,,, Amon, rv,] repeat ; Aarrcmn VIII. The several boards of two Commissioners mentioned in the four preced- Secretaries, snring articles shall respectivelyhavepowertoappointaseteretary, and to em- 'QY*{*`¤»&°-· *° °°'“‘ ploy such surveyors orother personsas they shall judge necessary. Dupli- """"°"" cates of all their respective reports, declarations,statemen ts, and decisions, and of their accounts, and of the journal of their proceedings, shall be delivered by them to the agents of His Britannic Majesty and to the agents of the United States, who may be respectively appointed and authorized to manage the business on behalf of their respective Governments. The E,,,,,,,,,,,,,;,,,,,,,, said Commissioners shall be respectively paid in such mannerasshall be missions. agreed between the two contracting parties, such agreement being to be settled at the time of the exchangeof the ratilicatious of this treaty. And all other expenses attending the said commissions shall be defrayed equally by the two parties. And in the case of death, sickness, resignation, or necessary absence, the place of every such Commissioner, respectively, shall be supplied in the same manner as such Commissioner was first appointed, and the new Commission r shall take the same oath or ailirmation, and do the same duties. it is further agreed between. the muh of had two contracting parties, that in case any of the islands mentioned in ,,,4,,,. t,, th, ,,0,,,,- any of the preceding articles, which were in the possession of one of mencement of tho the parties prior to the commencement of the present war between the WM`- two countries, should, by the decision of any of the boards of Commis- ‘ sioners aforesaid, or of the sovereign or State so referred to, as in the four next preceding articles contained, fall within the dominions of the other party, all grants of land made previous to the commencement of the war, by the party having had such possession, shall be as valid as if such island or islands had, by such decision or decisions, been adjudged to be within the dominions of the party having had such possession. Anrtenn IX. The United States of America engage to put an end, immediately 'remmnnn nr after the ratification of the present treaty, to hostilities with all the I¤d¤•¤ h°°**‘“*°“· tribes or nations of Indians with whom they may be at war at the time of such ratilication; and forthwith to restore to such tribes or nations, respectively, all the possessions, rights, and privileges which they may have enjoyed or been entitled to in one thousand eight hundred and eleven, previous to such hostilities: Provided always that such tribes or nations shall agree to desist from all hostilities against the United States of America, their citizens and subjects, upon the ratification of