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64 Ohio Arch

64         Ohio Arch. and His. Soeiety Publications.


claiming under that or any other State, in any existing dispute

concerning the right, either of soil or of jurisdiction, with the State

of Connecticut, or with any person or persons claiming under the

State of Connecticut: And provided, also, That nothing herein

contained shall be construed in any manner to pledge the United

States for the extinguishment of the Indian title to the said lands,

or further than merely to pass the title of the United States








An act to divide the Territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio

into two separate governments.

SECTION   1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as-

sembled, That from and after the fourth day of July next, all

that part of the territory of the United States northwest of the

Ohio River which lies to the westward of a line beginning at the

Ohio, opposite to the mouth of Kentucky River, and running

thence to Fort Recovery, and thence north until it shall inter-

sect the territorial line between the United States and Canada,

shall, for the purposes of temporary government, constitute a

separate territory and be called the Indiana Territory.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be es-


* By Article IV, of the treaty of Fort Industry, July 4, 1805, it appears

that the " Proprietors of the half million of acres of land, lying south of

Lake Erie, called Sufferers' Land," furnished an annuity of one hundred

and seventy-five dollars to the Wyandots, Munsees, and Delawares, and

those of the Shawanos and Senecas who resided with the Wyandots. By

Article V, the Ottawas and Chippewas and such of the Pottawatamies as

resided on the river Huron received from said "Proprietors " the sum of

$4,000 in hand, who secured to the President, in trust for them, the further

sum of $12,000, payable in six annual installments, which several sums,

with $2916.67, to raise said sum of $175 annuity, over the consideration

paid by the agents of the Connecticut Reserve to extinguish the Indian

claims of that tract of land.