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46 TREATY WITH THE SIX NATIONS. 1794. for the passing and securing of vessels and boats, and liberty to land their cargoes where necessary for their safety. _ ARTICLE VI. mmm and In consideration of the peace and friendship hereby established, and annuity. of the engagements entered into- by the Six Nations; and because the United States desire, with humanity and kindness, to contribute to their comfortable support; and to render the peace and friendship hereby established, strong and perpetual; the United States now deliver to the Six Nations, and the Indians of the other nations residing among and united with them, a quantity of goods of the value of ten thousand dollars. And for the same considerations, and with a view to promote the future welfare of the Six Nations, and of their Indian friends aforesaid, the United States will add the sum of three thousand dollars to the one thousand five hundred dollars, heretofore allowed them by an article ratified by the President, on the twenty-third day of April, 1792; making in the whole, four thousand five hundred dollars; which shall be expended yearly forever, in purchasing cloathing, domestic- animals, implements of husbandry, and other utensils suited to their circumstances, and in compensating useful artificers, who shall reside with or near them, and be employed for their benefit. The immediate application of the whole annual allowance now stipulated, to be by the superintendant appointed by the President for the affairs of the Six Nations, and their Indian friends aforesaid. ARTICLE VII. Retaliation Lest the firm peace and friendship now established should be interl’°¤¤*¤¤¤¤d· rupted by the misconduct of individuals, the United States and Sig Nations agree, that for injuries done by individuals on either side, no private reven e or retaliation shall take place; but, instead thereof, complaint shzdl be made by the party injured, to the other: By the Six Nations or any of them, to the President of the United States, or the Superintendant by him appointed: and by the Superintendant, or other person appointed by the President, to the principal chiefs of the Six Nations, or of the nation to which the offender belongs: and such prudent measures shall then be pursued as shall be necessary to preserve our peace and friendship unbroken; until the legislature (or great council) of the United States shall make other equitable provision for the purpose. Nora. It is clearly understood by the parties to this treaty, that the annuity stipulated in the sixth article, is to be applied to the benefit of such of the Six Nations and of their Indian friends united with them as aforesaid, as do or shall reside within the boundaries of the United States: For the United States do not interfere with nations, tribes or families, of Indians elsewhere resident. IN WITNESS whereof, the said Timothy Pickering, and the Sachems plnddWar;1chi<;fs of the said Six Nations, have hereto set their an s an se s. Done at Kon-on-daigua, in the state of New York, the eleventh day of November, an the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety- our. TIMOTHY PICKERING. 0-no-ye-ah-nee, Hendrick Aupaumut; Kon-ne-at·or-lee-ooh, or Hand- David Neesoonhuk, Tighgggih au C Kanatsoyh, alias Nicholas Kusik, NL BS apt. Key. Sch-hon-te-0-quent, 0-nes·l1au-ee, 00·duht-sa-it,