SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars be appropriated, to defray the expense of such treaty or treaties, as the President of the United States shall deem it expedient to hold with the Indians south of the river Ohio: Provided, nothing in this act contained shall be construed to admit an obligation on the part of the United States to extinguish, for the benefit of any state or individual citizen, Indian claims to any lands lying within the limits of the United States; and that the compensation to be allowed to any of the commissioners, who may be appointed for negotiating such treaty or treaties, shall not exceed, exclusive of travailing expenses, the rate of eight dollars per day during the time of actual service of such commissioner.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum aforesaid shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States not other wise appropriated.
APPROVED, May 13, 1800.