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TREATY WITH THE SIX NATIONS. 1784. 15 aiforded to any who are at present our enemies, by which they might escape the punishment they deserve. IN wrrrmss whereof, the Parties have hereunto interchangeably sett their Hands and Seals at Fort-I’itt, September seventeenth, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight. Andrew Lewis, The Pipe, Thomas Lewis, John Kill Buck. White Eyes, nv nnnsmvcn or Lachn. M·Intosh, B. General, commander the western department. Daniel Brodhead, Col. Sth Pennsylvania regiment. W. Crawford, Col. John Campbell. John Stephenson. Jno. Gibson, Col. 13th Virginia regiment. A. Graham, Brigade Major. Lachn. M’Intosh, jun. Major Brigade. Benjamin Mills. Joseph L. Finley, Capt. 8th Pennsylvania regiment. John Finley, Capt. Sth Pennsylvania regit. men To the Indian names are subjoined a mark and seal. A R T I C L E S Concluded at Fort Stanwicv, on the twenty-second day of October, Oo:. 22, 1784. one thousand seven hundred and eightyfour, between Oliver Wolcott, Richard Butler, and Arthur Lee, Commissioners Plenqvotentiary from the United States, in Congress assembled, on the one Part, and the Sachems and Waniors of the Six Nations, on the other. THE United States of America give peace to the Senecas, Mohawks, Onondagas and Cayugas, and receive them into their protection upon the following conditions: ARTICLE I. Six hostages shall be immediately delivered to the commissioners by Hssmpss in bg the said nations, to remain in possession of the United States, till all giV¢¤¤ll>¤fi-¤0¤- the prisoners, white and black, which were taken by the said Senecas, SESS? deh"°" Mohawks, Onondagas and Cayugas, or by any of them, in the late war, from among the people of the United States, shall be delivered up. ARTICLE II. The Oneida and Tuscarora nations shall be secured in the possession Possession of of the lands on which they are settled. 1¤¤d¤ ¤€¤¤¥°d· ARTICLE III. _ A line shall be drawn, beginning at the mouth of a creek about four Boundaries. miles east of Niagara, called Oyonwayea, or J ohnston’s Landing-Place, upon the lake named by the Indians Oswego, and by us Ontario; from thence southerly in a direction always four miles east of the carryingpath, between Lake Erie and Ontario, to the mouth of Tehoseroron or Buflaloe Creek on Lake Erie; thence south to the north boundary of the state of Pennsylvania; thence west to the end of the said north boundary; thence south along the west boundary of the said state, to Q the river Ohio; the said line from the mouth of the Oyonwayea to the

 Ohio, shall be the western boundary of the lands of the Six Nations,

Q so that the Six Nations shall and do yield to the United States, all 2