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of any validity, in law or equity, unless the.
fame be made by treaty, or convention, en-
tered into pursuant to the constitution : And
it ihall be a misdemeanor in any person, not Penalty on

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employed under the authority of the United without
States, to negociate such treaty or convention authority.
directly or indirectly, to treat with any such
Indian nation, or tribe of Indians, for the ti-
tle or purchase of any lands by them held, or .
claimed, punishable by fine not exceeding
one thousand dollars, and imprisonment not
exceeding twelve months : Pravided never-
thelefs, that it shall be lawful for the agent or
agents of any state, who may be present at
any treaty held with Indians, under the au-
thority of the United States, in the presence,"
and with the approbation of the commissioner,
or commiffioners of the United States, ap-
pointed to hold the fame, to propose to, and
adjust with the Indians, the compensation to
be made, for their claims to lands within.
such state, which shall be extinguished by
the treaty,
. Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That in Presents to
order to promote .civilization among the the Indians

--agents friendly Indian tribes, and to fecure the con- to relide tinuance of their friendship, it shall be law- anong

them.
ful for the President of the United States, to
cause them to be furnihed with useful do
mestic animals, and implements of hulban,
dry, and with goods or money, as he shall
judge proper, and to appoint such persons,
from time to time, as temporary agents, to
reside among the Indians, as he shall think fit:
Provided, that the whole amount of such pre-
sents, and allowance to such agents, shall not
exceed fifteen thousand dollars per annum. s.
. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That if

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any Indian or Indians, belonging to any tribe

in amity with the United States, shall come Proceed- over or cross the faid boundary-line, into any offences

m. state or territory inhabited by citizens of the committed United States, and there take, steal or destroy by Indians. any horse, horses, or other property, belong.

ing to any citizen or inhabitant of the United
States, or of either of the territorial aistrict's
of the United States, or shall commit any
murder, violence or outrage, upon any such
citizen, or inhabitant, it shall be the duty of
fuch citizen or inhabitant, his representative,
attorney or agent, to make application to the
fuperintendant, or such other person as the
President of the United States shall authorize
for that purpose ; who, upon being furnish-
ed with the necessary documents and proofs,
fhall, under the direction or instruction of
the President of the United States, make ap-
plication to the nation or tribe, to which such
Indian or Indians shall belong, for satisfac-
tion; and if such nation or tribe shall ne-.
glect or refuse to make satisfaction, in a
reasonable time, not exceeding eighteen
months, then it shall be the duty of such su-
perintendant, or other person authorized, as
aforesaid, to make return of his doings to the
Prefident of the United States, and forward
.to him all the documents and proofs in the
case, that such further steps may be taken, as
shall be proper to obtain satisfaction for the
injury: And, in the mean time, in respect to
the property fo taken, stolen, or destroyed,
the United States guarantee to the party in-
jured, an eventful indemnification: Provided
always, that if such injured party, his repre-
,sentative, attorney, or agent, shall, in any
way, violate any of the provisions of this act,

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