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hy resolution of March sixth, 1845, advise and consent to the ratification of said treaty with the following amendments :
Strike out from the fourth article the following words : "in their own country for the support of a manual labor school in the Canadian district, and of another in the Arkansas district; provided that the President does not object to such application of the annuities above named granted in the treaties of 1832 and 1833. And it is also agreed that, in the managernent of such schools, the wishes of the Creek council shall be consulted ;” and insert, in lieu thereof, the following words : "un. der the direction of the President of the United States, for the purposes of education aforesaid.”
Strike out from the fifth article the following words: “ except those now in Florida,” and add, at the end of this article, the following words: “except those now in Florida, who shall be allowed twelve months from the date of the ratification of this treaty for their removal."
Now we, the Chiefs and Head Men of the Creek and Seminole tribes of Indians, do hereby consent to and ratify said amendments.
In testimony whereof, we hereunto place our hands, this twenty-eighth day of May, 1845. Roley McIntosh,
his x mark. T'o-marth-le Micco,
his x mark. Eufaula Harjo,
his x mark. Tuckabatche Micco,
his x mark. Co-wock-koo.che Emarthlar, his x mark. Jim Boy,
his x mark. O poeth-le Yo-ho-lo, his x mark. Tuskunar Harjo,
his x mark. David Barnett,
his x mark. Neah-locco Chopko, his x mark. Tustunnuggee Chopko, : his x mark. Curseta Micco,
bis x mark. Tuskunar Fisico,
his x mark. Ho-lah-tah Micco,
his x mark. Co-sah-nah-che Harjo, his x mark. Spoke-oak Micco,
his x mark. Oak.chun Harjo,
his x mark. Joseph Carr,
his x mark. In-thlinnis Harjo,
his x mark. K. Lewis. B. Marshall.
In the presence of
J. B. Luce, Secretary to Commissioners.
his x mark. Co-ah-coo.che, or Wild Cat, his x mark. Alligator,
his x mark. Ho-lat tah Mic-coo-che, his x mark. Tus se-kiah,
his x mark. Halleck Tustunnuggee, bis x mark. Oc-ti-ar-che,
his x mark. Black Dirt,
his x mark. George Cloud,
his x mark. Cho-co-tee,
his x mark. Pas co far,
his x mark. Yo-ho-lo Harjo,
his x mark. Kap-pe-chum-e.coo che, his x mark. E-cho Emah-thlor-chee, his x mark. Jim Jumper,
his x mark. In the presence of
J. B. Luce, Secretary to Commissioners.
Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, JAMES K. POLK, President of the United States of America, do, in pur, suance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, accept, ratify, and confirm the said treaty, with the amendments set forth in the said resolution.
IN TESTIMONY WAEREOF, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto aflixed, having signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Washington, the eighteenth day of July,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eighi hundred (SEAL.] and forty-five, and of the Independence of the United States the seventieth.
JAMES K. POLK. By the President:
JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.
JAMES K. POLK,
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
TO ALL AND SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL
COME, GREETING :
Whereas, a treaty was made and concluded at the Methodist Treaty with Mission, in the Kansas country, between Thomas H. Harvey Kangas Indians , and Richard W. Cummins, Commissioners of the United July, 1846. States, and the Kansas tribe of Indians, on the fourteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and foity-six; which treaty is, word for word, as follows, to wit:
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Methodist Treaty. mission, in the Kansas country, between Thomas H. Harvey and Richard W. Cummins, Coinmissioners of the United States, and the Kansas tribe of Indians.
The Kansas tribe of Indians cede to the United States two Land ceded to millions of acres of land on the east part of their country, em- the 0. States. bracing the entire width, thirty miles, and running west for
In consideration of the foregoing cession the United States Sums to be paid agree to pay to the Kansas Indians two hundred and two for the cession thotasand dollars, two hundred thousand of which shall be of landshow funded at five per cent., the inţerest of which to be paid annu. disposed of. 1, ally for thirty years, and thereafter to be diminished and paid pro raia, should their numbers decrease, but not otherwisethat is : the government of the United States shall pay them the full interest for thirty years on the amount funded, and at the end of that time, should the Kansas tribe be less than at the first
payment, they are only to receive pro rata the sums paid them at the first annuity payment. One thousand dollars of the interest thus accruing shall be applied annually to the purposes of education in their own country; one thousand dollars annually for agricultural assistance, implements, &c.; but should the Kansas Indians at any time be so far advanced in agriculture as lo render the expenditure for agricultural assislance unnecessary then the one thousand dollars above provid
ed for that purpose shall be paid them in money with the balance of their annuity; the balance, eight thousand dollars, shall be paid them annually in their own country. The two thousand dollars, not to be funded, shall be expended in the following manner: first the necessary expenses in negotiating this treaty; second, four hundred dollars shall be paid to the missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal church for their improvements on the land ceded in the first article; third, six hundred dollars shall be applied to the erection of a nuill in the country in which the Kansas shall settle for their use it being in consideration of their mill on the land ceded in the first article. The balance 10 bele placed in the hands of their agent, as soon after the ratification of this trenty as practicable, for the purpose of furnishing the said Kansas Indians with provisions for the present year.
Westling of In order that the Kansas Indians may know the west line of lands ceded by this treaty to be the land which they have ceded by this treaty, it is agreed ascertained and that the United States shall as soon as may be convenient in marked.
the present year, cause the said line to be ascertained and marked by competent surveyors.
Kansas Indians The Kansas Indians are 10 move from the lands ceded to the
oceded by United States by the first article of this treaty, by the first day Ist May, 1847. of May, 1847. .
ARTICLE 5. .
on being satis
The President As doubts exist whether there is a sufficiency of timber on fied that there me
is the land remaining to the Kansas, after taking off the land as not a suffici- ceded in the first article of this trealy, it is agreed by the con. ency of timber
bertracting parties, that after the western line of the said cession shall maining to the be ascertained, and the President of the United States shall be
er satisfied that there is not a sufficiency of timber, he shall cause lect and lay off satished Mut mere is not a suitable coun. to be selected and laid off for the Kansas a suitable counıry, near try, dec. the western boundary of the land ceded by this treaty, which shall * Additional cos. remain for their use forever. In consideration of which, the sion by the Kansas nation cede to the United States the balance of the reKansas.
servation under the creaty of June 3, 1825, and not ceded in the first article of this treaty.
Tegido um onge thern.
A sub-rgort to in consideration of the great distance which the Kansas In
& dians will be removed from the white selilements and their
present agent, and their exposure to difficullies with other In-, d'an (ribes, it is agreed that the United States shall causc'io je. side among the Kansas Indians a sub-agent who sliail. be especially charged with the direction of their farming operations,
Should the government of the United States be of opinion Provision for å that the Kansas Indians are not entitled to a smith under the south. 4th article of the treaty of June 3, 1825, it is agreed that a smith shall be supported out of the one thousand dollars provided in the 4th article for agricultural purposes. . In testimony whereof, Thomas H. Harvey and Richard W. Sigped January
TH. H. HARVEY,
66 x 66
16 x 16
"Now, therefore, be it known that I, JAMES K. POLK, Proclaimed 15 President of the United States of America, having seen arodi April, 1846. considered said irealy, sio in poursuance of the advice and con. sent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolusion of the thir. teenth of April, one thousind eiglit hundred and forty six, ac.