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An Act for the Relief of Certain Alibama and Wyandott Indians

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be surveyed and designated by proper metes and bounds, a tract of land, not exceeding two--thousand five hundred acres, out of any lands of the United States, lying in the territory of Orleans, and west of the river Mississippi, and by lease vest the said tract of land in a certain tribe of Alibama Indians and their descendants, for the term of fifty years: Provided nevertheless, that it shall not be lawful for the said tribe of Indians to transfer or assign their interest in the said land, and every such transfer, or assignment, shall be null and void: And provided also, that if the said tribe of Indians shall remove from the said tract of land, their interest in, and to, the same shall thenceforth cease and determine.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be designated, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, two tracts of land in the Michigan territory, one including the village called Brown's town, and the other the village called Maguaga in the possession of the Wyandott tribe of Indians, containing in the whole not more than five thousand acres; which two tracts of land shall be reserved for the use of the said Wyandotts, and their descendants, and be secured to them in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions as is provided in relation to the Alibama Indians, by the first section of this act.

APPROVED, February 28, 1809.

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