Treaty with the Cherokee, 1804
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Oct. 24, 1804. | 7 Stat., 288. | Proclamation, May 17, 1824
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties)
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler
Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904
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Peace and friendship perpetual.
Articles of a treaty between the United States of America and the Cherokee Indians.
Subsisting treaties to operate.
DANIEL SMITH and Return J. Meigs, being commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States,
with powers of acting in behalf of the said United States in arranging certain matters with the Cherokee
nation of Indians; and the underweitten principal Chiefs, representing the said nation; having met the
said Commissioners in a conference at Tellico, and having taken into their consideration certain propositions
made to them by the said Commissioners of the United States; the parties aforesaid, have unanimously
agreed and stipulated, as is definitely expressed in the following articles:
For the considerations hereinafter expressed, the Cherokee nation relinquish and cede to the United States, a tract
of land bounding, southerly, on the boundary line between the State of Georgia and the said Cherokee nation,
beginning at a point on the said boundary line northeasterly of the most northeast planatation, in the settlement
known by the name of Waffords Settlement, and running at right angles with the said boundary line four
miles into the Cherokee land; thence at right angles southwesterly and parallel to the first mentioned boundary
line, so far as that a line, to be run at right angles southerly to the said first mentioned boundary line,
shall include, in this cession, all the plantations in Waffords settlement, so called, as aforesaid.
For, and in consideration of, the relinquishment and cession, as expressed in the first article, the United States,
upon signing the present Treaty, shall cause to be delivered to the Cherokees, useful goods, wares, and
merchandise, to the amount of the five thousand dollars, or that sum in money, at the option (timely signified)
Cherokees, and shall, also, cause to be delivered, annually, to them, other useful goods to the amount of one
thousand dollars, or money to that amount, at the option of the Cherokees, timely notice thereof being given,
in addition to the annuity, heretofore stipulated, and to be delivered at the usual time of their receiving
In witness of all and everything, herein determined, between the United States and the Cherokee nation, the parties
have hereunto set their hands and seals, in the garrison of Tellico, on Cherokee ground, within the United States,
this twenty-fourth day of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four, and in the twenty-ninth year
of the independence and sovereignty of the United States.
Daniel Smith, [L. S.]
Return J. Meigs, [L. S.]
Tolluntuskie, his x mark, [L. S.]
Broom, his x mark, [L. S.]
J. McLamore, his x mark, [L. S.]
Quotequeskee, his x mark, [L. S.]
Path Killer, his x mark, [L. S.]
Tagustiskee, his x mark, [L. S.]
Tulio, his x mark, [L. S.]
Sour Much, his x mark, [L. S.]
Keatechee, his x mark, [L. S.]
James Vann. [L. S.
Rob. Purdy, secretary,
Jno. Campbell, captain, second U. S. Regiment, Com.,
John Brahan, lieutenant, second Regiment, infantry,
Thos, J. Van Dyke, Sur. Mate.,
Wm.L. Lovely, assistant agent,
Ch. Hicks, interpreter.
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