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Done at the City of Washington, this sixth day of Jan

uary, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight (SEAL.] hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-first.

JAMES K. POLK. By the President:

James BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

1847.

CONVENTION WITH PERU FOR THE SATISFACTION OF

CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, &c.

CONCLUDED MARCH 17, 1811.

By the President of the United States of America :

A PROCLAMATION. Whereas a Convention between the United States of Ame- Convention

rica ar:/ the republic of Peru was concluded and signed with Peru Mar. at Lima, by their respective Plenipotentiaries, on the seventeenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, which Convention is, word for word, as follows: The United States of America and the republic of Peru,

Preamble, desirous cf consolidating permanently the good understanding and friendship now happily existing between the parties, have resolved to arrange and terminate their differences and pretensions by means of a Convention that shall determine exactly the responsibilities of Peru with respect to the claims of certain citizens of the United States against her: And with this intention, the President of the United States has appointed James C. Pickett, chargé d'affaires of said States

Negotiators. near Peru, and his excellency the President of the republic of Peru has appointed Don Manuel del Rio, principal officer of the department of finance, acting minister of the same department and supernumerary councillor of State, and both commissioners, after having exchanged their powers, have agreed upon and signed the following articles :

ARTICLE I. The Peruvian Government, in order to make full satisfac- The Peruvian tion for various claims of citizens of the United States, on Gov'nt to pay

$300,000 to sa account of seizures, captures, detentions, sequestrations, and

tisfy the claims confiscations of their vessels, or for the damage and de- of American struction of them, of their cargoes, or other property, at sea, fur

citizens for cap

deten. and in the ports and territories of Peru, by order of said tions, seques. Government of Peru, or under its authority, has stipulated trations, &c. of to pay to the United States the sum of three hundred thou

their property sand dollars, which shall be distributed among the claimants, in the manner, and according to the rules that shall be prescribed by the Government of the United States.

ARTICLE II. The sum of three hundred thousand dollars, which the To be paid at Government of Peru has agreed to pay, in the preceding Lima, in ten

. article, shall be paid at Lima, in ten equal annual instal- stalments. ments, of thirty thousand dollars each, to the person or persons thai may be appointed by the United States to receive

it. The first instalment shall be paid on the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortyfour, and an instalment on the first day of each succeeding January, until the whole sum of three hundred thousand dollars shall be paid.

ARTICLE III.

Interest-how The Peruvian Government agrees also to pay interest on to be computed the before mentioned sum of three hundred thousand dollars, and paid.

at the rate of four per centum per annum, to be computed from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and the interest accruing on each instalment shall be paid with the instalment. That is to say, interest shall be paid on each annual instalment, from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

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ARTICLE IV. Annual pay. All the annual payments made on account of the three ments to be hundred thousand dollars shall be paid in hard dollars of inade in bard the dollars, &c.

ard the same standard and value as those now coined at the mint

in Lima, and the annual payments, as well as the accruing interest, may be exported from Peru free of all duty wbatever.

ARTICLE V. . What indemni- There shall not be demanded of the Government of Peru ties may & may any other payment or indemnification, on account of any not be demanda

a the claim of the citizens of the United States that was presented Gov'nt of Peru. to it by Samuel Larned, Esq., when chargé d'affaires of the

United States near Peru. But the claims subsequent to those presented by Mr. Larned to the Government of Peru shall be examined and acted upon hereafter.

ARTICLE VI. How each an. It is further agreed that the Peruvian Government shall nual instalment have the option of paying each annual instalment, when it is may be paid,&c. due, with orders on the custom-house at Callao, which shall

be endorsable in sums of any amount, and receivalle in the Treasury as cash, in payment of duties on importations of all kinds; and the orders shall be given in such a manner as, that in case similar orders shall be at a discount in the market, the full value of each annual payment shall be secured and made good to the United States, as though it had been paid in cash, at the time of its falling due; and any loss occasioned by discount, or delay in the collection, shall be borne and made good by the Peruvian Government.

ARTICLE VII. Convention This convention shall be ratified by the contracting par

Ratifi.

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ties, and the ratifications shall be exchanged within two subject to ratifi years from its date, or sooner, if possible, after having been cation.

cations to be exapproved by the President and Senate of the United States, changed within and by the Congress of Peru.

two years from In witness whereof, the respective commissioners have signed the same, and affixed thereto their seals. Done in triplicate at the city of Lima, this seventeenth Signed at Lima

March, day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 15:.. hundred and forty-one.

J. C. PICKETT,

MANUEL DEL RIO. (SEAL.] And whereas the seventh article of the said convention re- Ratifications not quired that the ratifications of the contracting parties should having been ex: be exchanged within two years from its date, which provi- the time presion was not observed by the said parties owing to delays in scribed by the the ratification rendering such exchange impracticable within 7th article, the the time stipulated: And whereas it appears that the duly thorities of Peru constituted authorities of the Republic of Peru did, on the did, on 21st Oc. 21st of October, 1815, by law approve in all respects the tober

, 1845, ap: said convention, with the condition, however, that the first convention with annual instalment of thirty thousand dollars on account of the certain condiprincipal of the debt recognised thereby, and to which the second article relates, should begin from the 1st of January, 1846, and the interests on this annual sum, according to article III, should be calculatel and paid from the 1st of January, 1812: And whereas the said convention and the aforesaid modification thereof have been duly ratified, and the re Ratifications spective ratifications of the same were exchanged in the city exchanged 31st

1816. of Lima on the thirty-first day of October last, by Albert G. Jewett on the part of the United States, and Manuel del Rio on the part of the Republic of Peru:

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN that I, JAMES K. Proclaimed 8th POLK, President of the United States of America, have January, 1847. caused the said convention, and the modification thereof, to be made public, to the end that the same, and every article and clause thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States, and the citizens thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be allixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this eighth day of Jan

uary, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight (SEAL.] hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-first.

JAMES K. POLK. By the President:

JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

1847.

TREATIES WITH INDIAN TRIBES.

WINNEBAGOES.

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 City of Washington, on the thirteenth day of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, between the United States of the one part, by their commissioners, Albion K. Parris, John J. Abert, and T. P. Andrews, and the Winnebago tribe of Indians of the other part, by a full delegation of said tribe specially appointed by the chiefs, head men, and warriors thereof : which treaty is, word for word, as follows, to wit :

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Treaty with the Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the City of WaskWinnebaçoes ington, on the thirteenth day of October, in the year one concluded Oc.

thousand eight hundred and forty-sir, betucen the United States, of the one part, by their commissioners, Albion K. Parris, John J. Abert, and T. P. Andreu's, and the Win- i nebago tribe of Indians, of the other part, by a full delege tion of said tribe specially appointed by the chiefs, head men, and warriors thereof.

ARTICLE 1.

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and It is solemnly agreed, that the peace and friendship which to exist between the people of the United States and the Win

nebago Indians shall be perpetual. The said tribe of Indians giving assurance, hereby, of fidelity and friendship to the Government and people of the United States, and the United States giving to them, at the same time, promise of all proper care and parental protection.

ARTICLE 2.

the U. States.

Lands ceded to The said tribe of Indians hereby agree to cede and sell] States, and do hereby cede and sell to the United States, all right

title, interest, claim, and privilege to all lands, wherera situated, now or heretofore occupied or claimed by said IT

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