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An Act Making Appropriations for Defraying the Expenses Which May Arise in Carrying into Effect Certain Treaties Between the United States and Several Tribes or Nations of Indians.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the following treaties, viz.: A treaty made and concluded with the Creeks at the city of New York, on the seventh day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and a further treaty with the said Creeks made and concluded at Colerain, in the state of Georgia, on the twenty-ninth of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six: A treaty made and concluded with the chiefs and warriors of the Six Nations on the eleventh November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four: An agreement made and entered into with the chiefs of the Chickasaw nation, in Philadelphia, on the fifteenth July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, to pay to the said nation goods to the amount of three thousand dollars annually: And the treaty made and concluded at Tellico with the Cherokee tribe or nation, on the second day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and a treaty of Holston, mentioned in the same:-The money arising under the revenue laws of the United States, which have been heretofore passed and not already appropriated to any other purpose, that is to say, so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and is hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the annuities stipulated as aforesaid, to be paid to the said Indian tribes or nations, and to continue so pledged and appropriated so long as the said treaties and agreement shall be in force. And that a further sum of ten thousand dollars out of the money aforesaid, be, and hereby is appropriated to defray the cost of transportation, and other contingent charges which may arise from the payment of said annuities according to the stipulations made and entered into with the aforesaid nations, tribes or Indians.

APPROVED, February 25,1799.

United States Statutes at Large

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