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JOURNAL

OF

THE EXECUTIVE PROCEEDINGS

OF

THE SENATE

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress.

VOLUME II.

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED BY DUFF GREEN.

1828.

Glozo.

Resolved, That the entire Executive Journal of the Senate, from the
commencement of the government to the close of the last session of the
Senate, be printed and published.

Resolved, That the said Journal be printed under the direction of Secre-

tary of the Senate, who shall cause a suitable Index to be made and printed

with each yolume; and that seven hundred copies be printed.

Attest,

WALTER LOWRIE, Secretary.

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EXECUTIVE JOURNAL.

[TWENTY-FOURTH SESSION.]

First Session of the Ninth Congress, being the Twenty-fourth Executive

Session.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1805.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Coles, his Secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I now lay before the Senate the several treaties and conventions following, which have been entered into, on the part of the United States, since their last session.

1. A treaty of peace and amity between the United States of America and the Bashaw, Bey, and subjects of Tripoli, in Barbary.

2. A treaty between the United States and the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Munsee, and Delaware, Shawnee, and Potawatamie nations of Indians.

3. A treaty between the United States and the Agents of the Connecticut Land Companies, on one part, and the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Munsee, and Delaware, Shawnee, and Potawatamie nations of Indians.

4. A treaty between the United States and the Delawares, Potawatamies, Miamis, Eel-rivers, and Weeas.

5. A treaty between the United States and the Chickasaw nation of Indians.

6. A treaty between the United States of America and the Cherokee Indians.

7. A convention between the United States and the Creek nation of Indians, with the several documents necessary for their explanation.

The Senate having dissented to the ratification of the treaty with the Creeks, submitted to them at their last session, which gave a sum of 200,000 dollars for the country thereby conveyed, it is proper now to observe, that, instead of that sum, which was equivalent to a perpetual annuity of 12,000 dollars, the present purchase gives them an annuity of 12,000 dollars for eight years only, and of 11,000 dollars for ten years more, the payments of which would be effected by a present eum of 130,000 dollars, placed at an annual interest of six per cent.

If from this sum we deduct the reasonable value of the road ceded through the whole length of their country, from Ocmulgee towards New Orleans, a road of indispensable necessity to us, the present convention will be found to give little more than the half of the sum which was formerly proposed to be given. This difference is thought sufficient to justify the presenting this subject a second time to the Senate.

On these several treaties I have to request that the Senate will advise whether I shall ratify them or not.

TH: JEFFERSON. December 11th, 1805. The message

and treaties were read. Ordered, That they severally lie for consideration, and that the treaties be printed, in confidence, for the use of the Senate.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1805.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the treaties communicated in the message of yesterday; and, on motion, the further consideration of the same was postponed.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1805.

'The treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation was read the second time; and a motion was made, that it be

Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein,) That the Senate do advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty made between the United States and the chiefs and head men of the Indian tribe called the Cherokees, concluded on the 27th day of October, 1805."

The treaty made between the United States and the Chickasaw nation of Indians, was read a second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Wright, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Hillhouse, to consider and report thereon.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1805.

The treaty concluded on the 4th of June last, between the United States and the Bashaw, Bey, and Regency of Tripoli, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Smith, of Maryland, Mr. Tracy, and Mr. Adams, to consider and report thereon.

The treaty concluded at Fort Industry, on the 4th of July last, between the United States and the Indian tribes, called the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Munsee, Delaware, Shawanee, and Potawatamies, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Tracy, and Mr. Worthington, to consider and report thereon.

The treaty concluded at Fort Industry, on the 4th July last, under the authority of the United States, between the Wyandots, Ottawas, Chippewas, Munsees, Delawares, Shawanese, and Potawatamies, on the one part, and the Connecticut Land Company, and the Company possessing an half million of acres of land, called Sufferer's land, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Tracy, and Mr. Worthington, the committee to whom has been, this day, referred a treaty between the United States and the said Indians, to consider and report thereon.

The treaty made at Grouseland, in the Indiana Territory, August 21, 1805, between the United States and the Delawares, Potawatanies, Miamis, Eel-rivers, and Weeas, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Worthington, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, and Mr. Anderson, to consider and report thereon.

The treaty concluded at Tellico, on the 25th October last, between the United States and the Cherokee nation, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Wright, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Hillhouse, the committee to whom was referred, on the 13th instant, the treaty made with the Chickasaws, to consider and report thereon.

The treaty concluded at the City of Washington, on the 14th day of November last, between the United States and ihe Creek nation of Indians, was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Wright, Mr. Baldwin, and Mr. Jackson, to consider and report thereon.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion made on the 13th, to ratify the treaty entered into between the United States and the Cherokees, October 27th.

On motion, Ordered, That the said treaty, together with the motion for its ratification, be referred to Mr. Bradley, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Wright, Mr. Pickering, and Mr. Tracy, to consider and report thereon.

The following written message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Coles, his Secretary: To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate Joseph Willcox, whose commission as Marshal of the District of Connecticut, will expire on the 20th instant, to be Marshal of the same district, for four years next ensuing that date.

Benjamin Wall, whose commission as Marshal of the District of Georgia, will expire on the 26th of January next, to be Marshal of the same district, for four years next ensuing that date.

Joseph Crockett, whose commission as Marshal of the District of Kentucky, will expire on the 26th of January next, to be Marshal of the same district, for four years next ensuing that date.

Daniel Carroll Brent, whose commission as Marshal of the District of Ca lumbia, will expire on the 26th of January next, to be Marshal of the same district, for four years next ensuing that date.

John Willard, whose commission as Marshal of the District of Vermont, will expire on the 26th of January next, to be Marshal of the same district, for four years next ensuing that date.

TH: JEFFERSON.
December 16th, 1805.
The message was read.
Ordered, That it lie for consideration.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1805.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the message received yesterday, from the President of the United States, nominating Joseph Willcox, and others, to office. Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Senate do advise and consent to the appointments, agreeably to the nominations respectively.

Ordered, That the Secretary lay this resolution before the President of the United States.

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