TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEES. 1798. 63 ARTICLE IH. The limits and boundaries of the Cherokee nation, as stipulated and Limit, to m. marked by the existing treaties between the parties, shall be and remain m¤i¤ ¤b¤ wm. the same, where not altered by the present treaty. G"' ARTICLE IV. In acknowledgement for the protection of the United States, and for persian afterthe considerations hereinafter expressed and contained, the Cherokee m°fY· nation agree, and do hereby relinquish and cede to the United States, all the lands within the followin points and lines, viz. From a point on the Tennessee river, below 'lgellico block-house, called the Wild-cat Rock, in a direct line to the Militia spring, near the Mary-ville road leading from Tellico. From the said spring to the Chill-howie mountain, by a line so to be run, as will leave all the farms on Nine-mile Creek to the northward and eastward of it; and to be continued along Chill-howie mountain, until it strikes Hawkins’s line. Thence along the said line to the great Iron mountain; and from the top of which a line to be continued in a southeastwardly course to where the most southwardly branch of Little river crosses the divisional line to Tuggaloe river: From the place of beginning, the Wild-cat Rock, down the northeast margin of the Tennessee river (not including islands) to a point or place one mile above the junction of that river with the Clinch, and from thence by a line to be drawn in a right an le, until it intersects Hawkins’s line leading from Clinch. Thence down the said line to the river Clinch; thence up the said river to its junction with Emmery’s river; and thence up Emmery's river to the foot of Cumberland mountain. From thence a line to be drawn, northeastwardly, along the foot of the mountain, until it intersects with Campbell’s line. ARTICLE V. To prevent all future misunderstanding about the line described in C,,,,,,,,;,,,;,,,,,,., the foregoing article, two commissioners shall be appointed to superin- for runningtha tend the running and marking the same, where not ascertained by the 1£"‘;°l ‘h° °°“‘ rivers, immediately after signing this treaty; one to be appointed by the Sw ` commissioners of the United States, and the other by the Cherokee nation; and who shall cause three maps or charts thereof to be made out; one whereof shall be transmitted and deposited in the war office of the United States; another with the executive of the state of Tennessee, and the third with the Cherokee nation, which said line shall form a part of the boundary between the United States and the Cherokee nation. ARTICLE VI. In consideration of the relinquishment and cession hereby made, the c,,,.,,;,,,,,,,,;,,,, United States upon signing the present treaty, shall cause to be delivered for the treaty. to the Cherokees, goods, wares and merchandize, to the amount of five thousand dollars, and shall cause to be delivered, annually, other goods, to the amount of one thousand dollars, in addition to the annuity already provided for; and will continue the guarantee of the remainder of their country for ever, as made and contained in former treaties. ARTICLE VII. The Cherokee nation agree, that the Kentucky road, running between Kmmcky ,,,,6 the Cumberland mountain and the Cumberland river, where the same to be kept open. shall pass through the Indian land, shall be an open and free road for the use of the citizens of the United States in like manner as the road from Southwest point to Cumberland river. In consideration of which it is hereby agreed on the part of the United States, that until settle-
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