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ARTICLE in. Bounda- The boundary line between the United States and the Wiandot and Delaware nations, shall begin at the mouth os the river Cayahoga, and run thence up the said river to the portage between that and the Tuscarawas branch of Muskingum; then down the said branch to the forks at the crossing place above Fort Lawrence; then westerly to the portage of the Big Miami, which runs into the Ohio, at the mouth of which branch the fort stood which was taken by the French in one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two; then along the said portage to the Great Miami or Ome river, and down the south-east side of the same to its mouth; thence along the south shore of lake Erie, to the mouth of Cayahoga where it began.
ARTICLE IV. .The United States allot all the lands contained within the said lines to the Wiandot and Delaware nations, to live and to hunt on, and to such of the Ottawa nation as now live thereon; saving and reserving for the establishment ot trading posts,. six miles square at the mouth of Miami or Ome river, and the same at the portage on that branch of the Big Miami which runs into the Ohio, and the same on the lake of Sanduske where the fort formerly stood, and also two miles square on each side of the j.-- lower rapids of Sanduske river, which posts and the lands annexed to them, shall be to the use and under the government of the United States.
ARTICLE V. No citizen anY c^zen of the United States, or of u. s. to other person not being an Indian, shall attempt indiaa°n to scttle on any of tnc lands allotted to the Wii»»<J«. andot and Delaware nations in this treaty, ex
jcept on the land's reserved to the United Stales in the preceding article, such person shall forfeit the protection os the United States, and the Indians may punish him as they please.
ARTICLE VI. The Indians who sign this treaty, as weltirii Indians'rebehalf of all their tribes as of themselves, do u s." acknowledge the lands east, south and weft ofto certain the lines described in the third article, so sar as e the said Indians formerly claimed the same, to belong to the United States; and none of their tribes shall presume to settle upon the same, ar any part of it.
ARTICLE VII. The post of Detroit, with a district begin- post at Dening at the mouth of the river Rosine, on the £rr"!jdrc" west end of lake Erie, and running west fix miles up the southern bank of the said river, thence northerly and always six miles west of the strait, till it strikes the lake St. Clair, shall be also reserved to the sole use of the United States.
ARTICLE V1TI. In the same manner the post of Miehilli- post at machenac with its dependencies, and twelve ^henac miles square about the same, shall be reserved reservedto the use of the United States.
ARTICLE IX. If any Indian or Indians shall commit a rob- Robber» & bery or murder on any citizen of the United ^"e""3 States, the tribe to which such offenders may leered to "belong, shall be bound to deliver them up at U's' the nearest post, to be punished according to the ordinances of the United States. ARTICLE X. The Commissioners of the United States, p°°ds (.° in pursuance of the humane and liberal views buted."" of Congress, upon this treaty's being signed, Vol.. II. C^2
will direct goods to be distributed among the different tribes for their use and comfort. Separate Article. Provision It is agreed that the Delaware chiefs, Keleindians*''1 'aman(^ or lieutenant-colonel Henry, Hengue n ians' Pusshees or the Big Cat, Wicocalind or Captain White Eyes, who took up the hatchet for the United States, and their samilies, shall be received into the Delaware nation, in the same situation and rank as before the war, and enjoy their due portions of the lands given to the Wiandot and Delaware nations in this treaty, as fully as if they had not taken part with America, or as any other person or persons in the said nations.
''Gea. Clark, (l. S.)
Richard Butler, (l. S.)
Arthur Lee, (l. S.)
Daunghquat, his M mark. (l. S.)
Abraham Kithn, his M mark. (l. S.)
Ottawerreri, his M mark. (l. S.)
Hobocan, his M mark. (l. S.)
Walendightun, his M mark. (l. S.)
Talapoxie, his M mark. (l. S.)
Wingenum, his M mark. (l. s.)
Packelant, his M mark. (l. S.)
Gingewanno, his M mark. (l. S.)
Waanoes, his ^ mark. £l. S.)
Konalwajfee, his M mark. (l. S.)
Shawnaqum, his ><i mark. (l. S.)
SluecQokkia, his M mark. (l. s.)
Witnesses: Saml. J. Atlee, Francis Johnston, Pennsylvania Commissioners. Alexander Campbell. Josiah Harmar, Lieut. Col. Com't. Alexander Lowrey. Joseph Nicholas, interpreter. I. Bradford. George Slaughter. Van Swearingen. John Boggs. G. Evans, D. Luckett.
AMITY AND COMMERCE
His Majesty the King of Prussia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ORIGINAL.
TREATY of AMITY and COMMERCE,
between his Majesly the King of Prussia and the United States of America.
HIS Majesty the King of Prussia, and the United States of America, desiring to fix, in a permanent and equitable manner, the rules to be observed in the intercourse and commerce they desire to establish between their respective countries ; His Majesty and the United States have judged that the said end cannot be better obtained than by taking the most perfect equality and reciprocity for the basis of their agreement.
With this view, His Majesty the King of Prussia has nominated and constituted as his Plenipotentiary, the Baron Frederick William de Thulemeier, his Privy Counsellor of Embassy, and Envoy Extraordinary with (their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands.; and the United States have, on their part, given full powers to John Adams, Esquire, late one of their Ministers Plenipotentiary for negociating a peace, heretofore a Delegate in Congress from the state of Massachusetts, and Chief Justice of the same, and now Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States with His Britannic Majesty; Doctor Benjamin Franklin, late Minister Plenipotentiary at the court of Versailles, and another of j their Ministers Plenipotentiary for negociating a peace; and Thomas Jefferson, heretofore a Delegate in Congress from the state of Virginia, and Governor of the said state, and now Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States 'at the esurt of His Most Christian Majesty, which'