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ay expert.)

Tondagonee, his x mark. (A dog rampant or furió 1838.

ous.)
Mukkukoosh, his x mark. (The Broken Chest, Keg,

or Box.)
Ogimaus, his x mark. (The Little Chief, or chief of

subordinate authority.)
Ottawaus, his x mark. (The Little Ottawa.)
Peetwaweetam, his x mark. (The Coming Voice.)
Mushkootagwima, his x mark. (The Meadow Spar-
• row, or Feather in the Meadow or Plain.)
Acqueweezais, his x mark. (The Expert Boy, i. e.

wickedly expert.)
Kaugaygeezhig, his x mark. (The Everlasting Sky.)
Wasso, his x mark. (The Bright Light, or light fall-

ing on a distant object.) Signed in presence of,

Jno. Garland, Maj. U. S. A.
Henry Connor, Sub-agent.
T. B. W. Stockton.
G. D. Williams, Commission of int. impt. S. Mich.
Jonathan Beach.
Chas. C. Hascall, Receiver of public moneys.
Albert J. Smith.
Rob't. J. S. Page.
Wait Beach.
Rev. Luther D. Whitney.

T. R. Cumings. It was understood, previous to the execution of the foregoing (This note strick treaty, that the United States does not agree to advance the ate. I amount set apart by the sixth article for claimants, in lieu of reservations; and that no payments will be made, in accordance therewith, until the lands of the Indians are sold, and the proceeds thereof placed to their credit at the Treasury.

HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner.
List of claims directed to be paid in the 6th article.
To Mekitchewunoqua, or Betsey Lyon - $800 00
Margaret Swarts, alias Gelesky .

400 00
Kewayjewun and two children of Archy Lyon 400 00
Majo, of Saganaw, for himself and Indian
family-

400 00 John H. Connor

400 00 Richard H. Connor

400 00 Ladi, or Leon Tromblee

800 00 Adjejauk, or Joseph Visger

400 00 Antoine Beaubien, jun'r.

400 00 Shawrescopenagsee, or Roi .

400 00 Shawunacqum, daughter of Paro Roi

400 00 Wabipenaysee, son of Kaugegaygeezhik 400 00 John Baptist Barard

400 00

en out by the Sen

This list stricken out by the Sen. ate.)

mblee

the Senate, rati.

ties aforesaid.

1838. Keezhigoqua, daughter of Jacob Gravereat $ 100 00 Pierre Provoncal

400 00 Bena Tromblec

400 00 Kenozia, or Stewart

400 Os Penacee, wise of Henry Campau .

400 00 Mittigaubauk, or B. Desnoyers

400 08 Albert J. Smith

1,000 00 Joseph Beaubien

400 00 HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner. "' AND WHEREAS, the said treaties having been submitted to the Senate of the United States, for its constitutional action thereol the Senate, did, on the twenty-fourth day of April, one thousan

eight hundred and thirty-eight, resolve as follows, viz: Resolution of Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurriga fying the Trea: That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the

treaty made and concluded at Detroit, in the State of Michigan on the fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord eigteen hundred and thirty-seven, between the United States of America by their commissioner, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and the Saganaw tribe of the Chippewa nation by their chiefs and dele gates assembled in council, as the same was amended by the treaty made and concluded at Flint river, in the State of Michigan, on the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, between the United States, by Henry R. Schoolcral commissioner duly authorized for that purpose, and acting superintendent of Indian Affairs, and the Saganaw tribe of Chippewas

And be it further resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators presepi concurring) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the last mentioned treaty with the following amendments :

Strike out the sixth article in the following words:

Article 6th. The said tribe set apart nine thousand eight hundred dollars, out of the fund arising from the sale of the lands, to be paid to the individuals named in a list of claims heraunto annexed.' Change articles 7 and 8 to article 6 and article 7. Strike out the following note and list of claims: • It was understood, previous to the execution of the foregoira treaty that the United States does not agree to advance the amount set apart by the 6th article for claimants, in lieu of reservations; and that no payments will be made, in accordance there with, until the lands of the Indians are sold, and the proceeds thereof placed to their credit at the Treasury.

HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner.'
List of claims directed to be paid in the 6th article.
To Mekitchewunoqua, or Betsey Lyon - $800 00
Margaret Swarts, alias Gelesky

400 00 Kewayjewun and two children of Archy Lyon 400 00

Amendments.

Majo, of Saganaw, for himself and Indian

1838. family - - - - - - . $400 00 John H. Connor .

400 00 Richard H. Connor

400 00 Ladi, or Leon Tromblee

800 00 Adjejauk, or Joseph Visger

400 00 Antoine Beaubien, jun'r.

400 00 Shawrescopenagsee, or Roi

400 00 Shawunacqum, daughter of Paro Ro

400 00 Wabipenaysee, son of Kaugegaygeezhik 400 00 John Baptist Barard

400 00 Keezhigoqua, daughter of Jacob Graverat 400 00 Pierre Provoncal

400 00 Bena Tromblee .

400 00 Kenozia, or Stewart

400 08 Penacee, wife of Henry Campau

400 00 Mittigaubauk, or B. Desnoyers

400 08 Albert J. Smith .

1,000 00 Joseph Beaubien .

400 00 HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner."" Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Martin Van BUREN, Ratified as + President of the United States of America, do, in pursuance of Senate, July 2

the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the twenty-fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, accept, ratify, and confirm, the said treaties, with the amendments set forth in the said resolution.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United * States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my * hand. pe Done at the City of Washington, the second day of July,

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and of [L. s.) the Independence of the United States, the sixtysecond.

M. VAN BUREN. By the President: i JOHN FORSYTH, Secretary of State.

amended by the

1838.

o

MARTIN VAN BUREN,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greeting :

WHEREAS, a treaty was concluded at the city of Saganaw, in the State of Michigan, on the twenty-third day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, between the United States of America, by HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, commissioner, and the several bands of the Chippewa nation of Indians, comprehended

1838.

within the district of Saganaw; which treaty is in the following words, to wit:

Chippewas of Saganaw, con. cluded 23d Jan. 1838

Preamble.

treaty of 14th Ja. nuary 1837, to be

by proclamation

Treaty with the Articles of a treaty concluded at the city of Saganaw in Michigan,

. on the twenty-third day of January eighteen hundred and thirty

eight, between the United States of America, by the undersigned commissioner, and the several bands of the Chippewa natios

comprehended within the district of Saganaw. Whereas the chiefs of said bands have represented, that combi

nations of purchasers may be formed, at the sale of their lands for the purpose of keeping down the price thereof, both at the public and private sales, whereby the proceeds would be greatly diminished; and whereas, such a procedure would defeat some of the primary objects of the cession of the lands to the United States, and thereby originate difficulties to their early removal and expatriation, to the country west of the Mississippi; and whereas, full authority has been given to the undersigped. respectively, on the part of the United States, and the saú bands, to conclude and settle every question connected with the sale and cession aforesaid ; Now therefore, to the end, that justice may completely ensue, the objects of both the contract ing parties be attained, and, peace and friendship be preservad

with said tribes, it is mutually agreed as follows: Lands ceded by ARTICLE 1st. The lands ceded by the treaty of the 14th of

be January 1837, shall be offered for sale, by proclamation of the offered for sale President, and the sale shall be conducted in the same manner, as of the Pres't. &c. the laws require other lands to be sold. But it is provided, That

all lands brought into market, under the authority of said treaty,

shall be put up for sale by the register and receiver of the respecPrices of the tive land office, at five dollars per acre, which is hereby declared to market under to be the minimum price thereof; and if this price is not bid the the authority of sales shall be stopped: nor shall any such lands be disposed ch

either at public or private sales, for a sum less than five dolars per acre, for, and during the term of two years from the conmencement of the sale. Should any portion of said lands remain unsold at the expiration of this time, the minimum price shall be diminished to two dollars and fifty cents per acre, at which price

they shall be subject to entry until the whole quantity is sold: Proviso, Provided, That if any part of said lands remain unsold at the

expiration of five years from the date of the ratification of this treaty, such lands shall fall under the provision of third article of

this treaty. This article ARTICLE 2nd. The survey and proclamation of sale shall apply, stricken out, see as well to the reserves on the river Angrais, and at Rifle river, in the ratifica of which said Indians are to have the usufruct and occupancy

for five years, as to the other lands ceded: but the sales shall be made subject to the incumbrance of such right of occupancy by the Indians, nor shall any lands thus sold be entered upon, unt, the full end and term of said five years, without the consent of said Indians, publicly obtained, at the office of the proper super. intendent, agent or sub-agent, of such tribe or band; which con

lands brought in.

said treaty.

the amendments

tion.

gainst the contingency of any

tion.

binding from the

sent shall be expressed by the certificate of such officer, delivered 1838. Ips to the purchaser. And to enable such officer to act understand.

ingly, in the discharge of this duty, a plat of the survey of such reservations, shall be furnished for the use of his office.

Article 3rd. To provide against the contingency of any of Provision osaid lands remaining unsold, and to remove any objections to emi-gainst grating, on the part of the Indians, based on such remainder, it of said lands to

maining unsold, * is hereby agreed, that every such section, fractional section, or &c. SL other unsold remainder, shall, at the expiration of five years from

the ratification of this treaty, be sold for such sum as it will com** mand, Provided, That no such sale shall be made for less than Proviso.

seventy-five cents per acre. ARTICLE 4th. Should the said Indians agree to emigrate, and [This article

stricken ont, set give up their reservations on the west shores of Saganaw bay at the amendments any time during the first period of sale herein before mentioned in the ratifice they shall receive from the United States the minimum price per acre, fixed for said period, and if during the second period, the minimum price for the second period.

ARTICLE 5th. This treaty shall be binding from the date of its Treaty to be - constitutional ratification; but its validity shall not be affected by Si

To be anected by date of its ratifiany modification, or non-concurrence of the President and Senate, cation, &c.

in the third and fourth articles thereof. 1. In testimony whereof, the undersigned, Superintendent of Indian

Affairs and commissioner on the part of the United States, and * the chiefs and delegates of said bands, have hereunto set their

hands, and affixed their seals, at the city of Saganaw on this Lotwenty-third day of January, in the year of our Lord one thou

sand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and of the independence of
the United States, the sixty-second year.
HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, (seal.)

Commissioner.
Ogima Keegido, his x mark. (seal.)
Mo-cuck-koosh, his x mark. (seal.)
Oe-quee-wee-sance, his x mark. (seal.)
Saw-wur-bon,

his x mark. (seal.)
Show-show-o-nu-bee-see, his x mark.

Ar-ber-too-quet, his x mark. (seal.)
Signed and executed in presence of

Jeremiah Riggs, Overseer farmers I. D.
E. S. Williams,
Sam'l G. Watson,
Wm. F. Mosely,
D. E. Corbin, i
Leon Tremble,
Jas. LaSchoolcraft,
Joseph F. Marsac,

William S. Lee. Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Martin Van BUREN, Pre- Ratified July sident of the United States of America, having seen and consi- following amond dered the said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent me of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the twenty-fourth

(seal.)

2d 1838 with the

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