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D ESOLVED by the Senate and House of Rea

I presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress offembled, That the five hun- Mode of dred copies of the laws of the United States, . directed to be printed by the act, intituled, v. States, “ An Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States," and which were, by the said act, reserved for the future disposition of Congress, fhall be distributed by the Secretary of State, in the manner following: One set shall be delivered to George Washington, now President of the United"; States; to the President of the United States ;'. to the Vice-President of the United States, and to each of the members of the Senate, and House of Representatives ; fix sets shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate, and twelve sets to the clerk of the House of Representatives; one set shall be delivered to each of the Judges of the Supreme Court; to each of the Judges of the Djítrict Courts; and to each of the Marshals and Attornies of each district ; one set shall be delivered to the Se. cretary of State ; to the Secretary of the Treasury ; to the Secretary of War; to the Attor. ney-General, to the Director of the Mint; to the Comptroller of the Treasury ; to the Commissioner of the Revenue; to the Register; to the Auditor; to the Accountant of the WarDepartment, and to the Postmaster-Gene'ral, and the Purveyor of public supplies ; one set shall be delivered to the Governor and to the Secretary of the Territory northwest of the Ohio, and to each of the Judges thereof; one set shall be delivered to each Collector, Naval. Officer and Surveyor, and to each Supervisor .. and Inspector of the Revenue, in the United

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JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. WILLIAM BINGHAM, President of the

Senate pro tempore. APPROVED, March third, 1797 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

A TRE A TY, -
HELD AT THE GITT ÓF NEW-YORK,

WITH THE i
NATIONS,

'OR
TRIBES OF INDIANS,

DENOMINATING THEMSELVES THE "
Seven Nations of Canada.

AtaTreaty held at the City of New York, with the

Nationsor Tribes of Indians, denominating themselvesthe Seven Nations of Canada; Abraham Ogden, Commissioner, appointed under the Authority of the United States, to hold the Treaty ; Ohnaweio, alias Goodstream, Te. haragwanegen, alias Thomas Williams, two Chiefs of the Caghnawagas; Atiatoharongwan, alias Colonel Lewis Cook, a Chief of the St. Regis Indians, and William Gray, Deputies, authorized to represent the Seven Nations or Tribes of Indians at the Treaty, and Mr. Gray, serving also as Interpreter ; Egbert Benson, Richard Varick and James Watson, Agents for the State of New-York; William Constable and Daniel M‘Cormick, Purchasers under Alexander Macomb : THE agents for the ftate, having, in the

I presence, and with the approbation of the commisioner, proposed to the deputies for · the Indians, the compensation herein-after

mentioned, for the extinguishment of their claim to all lands within the state, and the said deputies being willing to accept the same, it is thereupon granted, agreed and concluded between the said deputies and the faid agents, as follows: The said deputies do, for and in the name of the said Seven Nations or tribes of In

dians, cede, release and quit claim to the peoI znds to ple of the state of New York, forever, all the fate of New York claim, right, or title of them, the said Seven

Nations or tribes of Indians, to lands within the faid state: Provided neverthelets, That the tract equal to fix miles square, referred in the sale made by the commillioners of the land office of the said state, to Alexander Macomb, to be applied to the use of the Indians of the village of St. Regis, shall still remain so reserved. The faid agents do, for, and in the name of the people of the state of New York, grant to the said Seven Nations or tribes of Indians, that the people of the state of New York shall pay to them, at the mouth of the river Chazy, on

Lake Champlain, on the third Monday in AuCoufiderati in paid guít next, the sum of one thousand two hunTherefor. dred and thirty-three pounds, six shillings and

eight-pence, and the further sum of two hundred and thirteen pounds fix hillings and eight.pence, lawful money of the said itate, and on the third Monday in August, yearly, forever thereafter, the like sum of two hundred and thirteen pounds fix shillings and eight-pence: Provided nevertheless, that the people of the state of New York shall not be held to pay the said sums, unless in respect to the two sums to be paid on the third Monday in August next, at least twenty, and in refpect to the said yearly sum to be paid thereafter, at least five of the principal men of the faid Seven Nations or tribes of Indians, shall

attend as deputies to receive and give receipts for the same : The faid deputies having suggested, that the Indians of the village of St. Regis have built a mill on Salmon river, and another on Grass river, and that the meadows on Grass river are necessary to them for hay; in order, therefore, to secure to the Indians of the said village, the use of the said mills and meadows, in case they should hereafter appear not to be included within the above tract so to remain reserved; it is, therefore, also agreed and concluded between the faid deputies, the said agents, and the faid William Constable and Indian te

serve,
Daniel M‘Cormick, for themselves and their
associates, puchasers under the said Alexander
Macomb, of the adjacent lands, that there
shall be reserved, to be applied to the use of the
Indians of the said village of St. Regis, in
like manner as the said tract is to remain re-
served, a tract of one mile square, at each of
the faid mills, and the meadows on both sides
of the said Grass river from the said mill there.
on, to its confluence with the river St. Lawa
rence.
In TESTIMONY whereof, the said, commisioner,

the faid deputies, the said agents, and the said
William Constable and Daniel MCormick,
have hereunto, and to two other acts of the
same tenor and date, one to remain with the
United States, another to remain with the state
of New-York, and another to remain with the
said Seven Nations or tribes of Indians, set their
hands and feals, in the city of New-York, the
thirty-first day of May, in the twentieth year
of the independence of the United States, one

thousand seven hundred and ninety-fix. Abraham Ogden,

(1. s.) Vol. III. K3.

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