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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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làw to the contrary notwithstanding : And in all cases, where the punishment shall be death, it shall be lawful for the governor of either of the territorial distriets, where the offender shall be apprehended, or into which he shall

be brought for trial, to issue a commission of Commif. foyer and terminer, to the fuperior judges of sions of such district, who shallihave full power and oyer and termiucr

-authority to hear and determine all fuch capimay be

'tal cases, in the same manner, as the {uperior iPued,

courts of such district have in their ordinar fefsions : And when the offender shall be apprehended, or brought for trial, into any of the United States, except Kentucky, it thall be - lawful for the President of the United States, to issue a like commillion to any one or more judges of the supreme court of the United States, and the judge of the district, in which such offender may have been appre. hended, or shall have been brought for trial; iwhich judges, or any two of them, fhall have the fame jurisdiâion in such capital cases, as the citcuit - court of such district, and shall

proceed to trial and judgment, in the same . - manner, as such circuit court might or could

de. And the district courts of Kentucky and Maine fhåll have jurisdiction of all crimes, offences and mifdemeanors cornmitted againit 2 this act, and fhall proceed to trial and judgment, in the fame manner, as the circuit

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pole Sec.-16. And be it further enacted, That Military' - it shall be lawful for the military force of the may api United States, to apprehend every person, offenders. who shall, or may be found in the Indian

.'" country, over and beyond the faid boundary

line, between the United States and the faid Indian tribes, in violation of any of the pro

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visions or regulations of this act, and him or
them immediately to convey, in the nearest
convenient and Safe route, to the civil autho.?
rity of the United States, in fome one of the
three next adjoining states or diftricts, to be
proceeded against, in due course of law : Pro-
vided, that no person, apprehended by mili-
tary force, as aforesaid, shall be detained
longer than ten days, after the arrest, and
before removal.
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That if Trial may

be had any person, who shall be charged with a viola- where the tion of any of the provisions or regulations offend

found. of this act, shall be found within any of the United States, or either of the territorial districts of the United States, such offender may. be there apprehended and brought to trial, in the same manner, as if such crime or offence had been committed within such state or diltrict, and it shall be the duty of the military force of the United States, when called upon Military to by the civil magistrate, or any proper officer, vil ollicers.

y nomor affinari aid the cior other person duly authorized for that pur. pose, and having a lawful warrant, to aid and affist such magistrate, officer, or other person authorized, as aforesaid, in arresting such of. fender, and him committing to safe custody, for trial according to law. : · Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That Amount of the amount of fines, and duration of impri- fines and

duration of fonment, directed by this act as a punishment, iniptifonfor the violation of any of the provisions there, mert.dif

i crerionary, of, shall be ascertained and fixed, not exceed- &c. ing the limits prescribed, in the difcretion of . the court, before whom the trial shall be had ; . and that all fines and forfeitures, which shall , accrue under this a&t, shall be, one-half to the feitures

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