382 TREATY WITH THE CHICKASAWS. 1832. provided they had the means to contract and pay for the same, they l1ave determined to sell their country and hunt a new home. The President has heard the complaints of the Chickasaws, and like them believes they cannot be happy, and prosper as a nation, in their present situation and condition, and being desirous to relieve them from the great calamity that seems to await them, if they remain as they are- He has sent his Commissioner Genl. John Cofee, who has met the whole Chickasaw nation in Council, and after mature deliberation, they have entered into the following articles, which shall be binding on both parties, when the same shall be ratified by the President of the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Gession of Anrrcnm I. For the consideration hereinafter expressed, the Chickal¤¤d¤ *° U· S- saw nation do hereby cede, to the United States, all the land which they own on the east side of the Mississippi river, including all the country where they at present live and occupy. ceded md, Amacma II. The United States agree to have the whole country thus tobe surveyed, ceded, surveyed, as soon as it can be conveniently done, in the same &·°· manner that the public lands of the United States are surveyed in the States of Mississippi and Alabama, and as oon thereafter as may be practicable, to have the same prepared for sale. The President of the United States will then offer the land for sale at public auction, in the same manner and on the same terms and conditions as the other public lands, and such of the land as may not sell at the public sales shall be offered at private sale, in the same manner that other private sales are made of the United States lands. Compensation Anrrcun III. As a full compensation to the Chickasaw nation, for to Chick¤S¤w¤· the country thus ceded, the United States agree to pay over to the Chickasaw nation, all the money arising from the sale of the land which may be received from time to time, after deducting therefrom the whole cost and expenses of surveying and selling the land, including every expense attending the same. Chickmws w Anrrcnn IV. The President being determined that the Chickasaw Sggk ,, ham., people shall not deprive themselves of a comfortable home, in the counwqstpf the try where they now are, untill they shall have provided a country in the M*S“‘”'l’¥"· west to remove to, and settle on, with fair prospects of future comfort and happiness—It is therefore agreed to, by the Chickasaw nation, that they will endeavor as soon as it may be in their power, after the ratification of this treaty, to hunt out and procure a home for their people, west of the Mississippi river, suited to their wants and condition; and they will continue to do so during the progress of the survey of their present country, as is provided for in the second article of this treaty. I,, cas, they But should they fail to procure such a country to remove to and settle fail to procure on, previous to the first public sale of their country here then and in °“°h°h°m°- that event, they are to select out of the surveys, a comfortable settlement for every family in the Chickasaw nation, to include their present improvements, if the land is good for cultivation, and if not they may take it in any other place in the nation, which is unoccupied by any Allotments_ other person. Such settlement must be taken by sections. And there shall be allotted to each family as follows (to wit): To a single man who is twenty-one years of age, one section-—to each family of five and under that number two sections—to each family of six and not exceeding ten, three sections, and to each family over ten in number, four sections——and to families who own slaves, there shall be allowed, one section to those who own ten or upwards and such as own under ten, there shall be allowed half a section. If any person shall now occupy two places and wish to retain both, they may do so, by taking a part at one place, and n part at the other, and where two or more persons are
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