Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 7.djvu/363

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TREATY WITH THE SENECAS, ETC. 1831. 353 land herein ceded by the Senecas and Shawnees; and afier deductinn from the proceeds of such sale the sum of seventy cents per acre, exi elusive of the cost of surveying the lands, the cost of the saw mill and blacksmith shop, and the sum of six thousand dollars to be advanced in lieu of the improvements on the ceded lands; it is agreed that any balance which may remain of the lands after sale as aforesaid, shall con- Annuity, &c. stitute a fund for the future necessities of said tribes, on which the Government of the United States agree and consent to pay to the chiefs for the use and general benefit of the said tribes annually, five per cent. on the amount of the said balance as an annuity. Said fund to be continued during the pleasure of Congress, unless the chiefs of the said tribes, by and with the consent of the whole of their people in general council assembled, should desire that the fund thus to be created, should be dissolved and paid over to them, in which case the President shall cause the same to be paid over, if in his discretion he shall think the happiness and prosperity of said tribes would be promoted thereby. Atvrrcnn IX. It is agreed that any annuities accruing to the said Annuities by Senecas and Shawnees by former treaties shall be paid to them at their f°'m°’ “°“"°“· intended residence west of the Mississippi under the direction of the President. Amicm X. In consideration of the former good conduct and friendly Presents. disposition of the aforesaid band of Senecas and Shawnees towards the American Government, and as an earnest of the kind feelings, and good wishes of their great father for the future welfare and happiness of themselves and their posterity, it is agreed that the United States will give them as presents, the following articles, to wit: one hundred blankets, twenty ploughs, one hundred hoes, fifty axes, ten rifles, twenty sets of horse gears, and Russia sheeting sufficient to make forty tents; the whole to be delivered to them as soon as practicable afier their arrival at their new residence, except the blankets and the Russia sheeting for the tents, which shall be given at the time of their setting out on their journey; all of said articles to be distributed by the chiefs according to the just claims and necessities of their people. Anrrcus XI. The lands granted by this agreement and convention Lands granted, to the said band of Seneeas and Shawnees, shall not be sold or ceded "°‘ *° bs “°ldby them except to the United States. And the United States guarantee Guaranty by that said lands shall never be within the bounds of any State or Terri- U- S· tory, nor subject to the laws thereof; and further that the President of the United States will cause said tribes to be protected at their new residence against all interruption or disturbance from any other tribe or nation of Indians, or from any other person or persons whatever; and he shall have the same care and superintendence over them in the country to which they design to remove, that he has heretofore had over them at their present place of residence. Anricm XII. At the request of the chiefs of the Senecas and Shaw- Grant to J as. nees, there is granted to James McPherson, one half section of land to M°Ph°”°“· contain three hundred and twenty acres, to be laid off in such part of the lands here ceded as he may select, so that the said half section shall adjoin the land heretofore donated to him near the southeast corner of that part of the lands herein ceded which was assigned to the Shawnees by the second article of the treaty made at St. Mary’s, on the 17th of A““’¤P· mh September 1818. And this grant is made in consideration of the sincere attachment of the said chiefs and their people for the said James McPherson, who has lived among them and near them for forty years, and from whom they have received numerous and valuable services and benefits; and also in consideration of the able and candid manner in which he has explained to the Indians the policy of the United States 45 2 r-: 2