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foners, negroes or property should not be delivered, on or before the first day of January next, the governor of Georgia may empower three persons to repair to the said nation, in order to claim and receive such prisoners, negroes and property, under the direction of the President of the United States.

ARTICLE VIII. In consideration of the friendly disposition of the Creek nation towards the governmentof the United States, evidenced by the stipu. Presents

to the Inlations in the present treaty, and particularly dians. the leaving it in the discretion of the President to establish trading or military posts on their lands; the commissioners of the United States, on behalf of the said states, give to the said nation, goods to the value of fix thoufand dollars, and stipulate to send to the Indian nation, two blacksmiths, with strikers, to be employed for the upper and lower Creeks with the necessary tools.

ARTICLE IX. All animofities for past grievances fhall henceforth cease, and the contracting parties par ani will carry the foregoing treaty into full exe- mulities to cution with all good faith and sincerity. Pro- 'calt. vided nevertheless, That persons now under arrest, in the state of Georgia, for a violation of the treaty at New-York, are not to be included in this amnesty, but are to abide the decision of law.

ARTICLE X. This treaty shall take effect and be obligatory on the contracting parties, as soon as the

same shall have been ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the senate.

Done at Colerain, the 29th of June, one

thousand seven hundred and ninety-six. Benjamin Hawkins. George Clymer.

Andrew Pickens.

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Burges, D. A. and sworn Interpreter. James,
Jordan. Richard Thomas. Alexander Cor-
nels. William Eaton, capt. 4th U. S. fub-le-
gion, commandant at Coleraine and secretary
to the commission.

And whereas, the Senate of the United States, two-thirds of the Senators present concurring, did, by their resolution of the fe

the Senate cond day of March instant, consent to, and on condi- .advise the President of the United States, to ih

tion that ratify the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, made and concluded at Coleraine, in the state of Georgia, on the 29th June, 1796, between the President of the United States of America, on the part and behalf of the said States, and the Kings, Chiefs and Warriors of the Creek nation of Indians, on the part of the faid nation : Provided, and on condition, that, nothing in the third and fourth articles of the faid treaty, expressed in the words following, « Article 3d, The President of the United States of America shall have full powers, when i ever he inay deem ii advisable, to establish a trading or inilitary post on the south side of the Alatamaha, on the bluff, about one mile above Beard's bluif; or any where from thence down the said river on the lands of the Indians, to garrison the same with any part of the military force of the United States, to protect the post, and to prevent the violation of any of the provisions or regulations subfisting between the parties : And the Indians do hereby annex to the post aforesaid, a tract of land of five miles fquare, bordering one fide on the river, which post and the lands annexed thereto, are hereby ceded to, and Thall be to the use, and under the government of the United States of America.

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