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Feb. 15, 1862.
CHAP. VI.-An Act to compensate Dillon Jordan and F. Glackmeyer, for services rendered the government.
Compensation to The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Dillon Jordan and the sum of four hundred and fourteen thirty-six one hundredths dollars F. Glackmeyer, for be paid to Dillon Jordan, of Pensacola, Florida, out of any monies in the government. the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full for services rendered, as
reported by the Postmaster General; and the further sum of four hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to F. Glackmeyer, in full, for services similarly reported.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
Feb. 15, 1862. [No. 1.] Resolution in relation to payment to disbursing clerk of appropriation for removal of the seat of government.
Widow of Sam'l
Resolved, That the committee on the removal of the seat of governMelvin, deceased, ment, be authorized from the appropriation for that object, to pay to the to be paid for cer- widow of Samuel Melvin, the deceased disbursing clerk, two hundred dered by the dece- dollars for the services of the said clerk in disbursing the said appropriation.
tain services ren
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
TREATY WITH THE CREEK NATION.
JULY 10TH, 1861.
A TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP AND ALLIANCE,
Made and concluded at the North Fork Village, on the North Fork of the July 10, 1861. Canadian river, in the Creek Nation, west of Arkansas, on the tenth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, between the Confederate States of America, by Albert Pike, Commissioner, with plenary powers, of the Confederate States, of the one part, and the Creek Nation of Indians, by its Chiefs, Head Men and Warriors in General Council assembled, of the other part.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America, having, by "An Proamble. act for the protection of certain Indian tribes," approved the twentyfirst day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, offered to assume and accept the protectorate of the several nations and tribes of Indians occupying the country west of Arkansas and Missouri, and to recognize them as their wards, subject to all the rights, privileges and immunities, titles and guarantees with each of said nations and tribes under treaties made with them by the United States of America; and the Creek Nation of Indians having assented thereto upon certain terms and conditions:
Now, therefore, the said Confederate States, by Albert Pike, their Commissioner, constituted by the President under authority of the act of Congress in their behalf, with plenary powers for these purposes, and the Creek Nation, in General Council assembled, have agreed to the following articles, that is to say:
ARTICLE I. There shall be perpetual peace and friendship, and an Peace and friendalliance offensive and defensive, between the Confederate States of ship perpetual. America, and all of their States and people, and the Creek Nation of Indians, and all its towns and individuals.
which the Confederate States assume
ARTICLE II. The Creek Nation of Indians acknowledges itself to be Terms upon under the protection of the Confederate States of America, and of no other power or sovereign whatever; and doth hereby stipulate and agree and accept the prowith them that it will not hereafter, nor shall any of its towns or indi-tectorate of the viduals, contract any alliance or enter into any compact, treaty or agreement Creek nation. with any individual State or with a foreign power: Provided, That it may make such compacts and agreements with neighboring nations and tribes of Indians for their mutual welfare and the prevention of difficulties
Assent of the
May 21, 1861, for
as may not be contrary to this treaty, or inconsistent with its obligations to the Confederate States; and the said Confederate States do hereby assume and accept the said protectorate, and recognize the said Creek Nation as their ward; and by the consent of the said Creek Nation, now here freely given, the country whereof it is proprietor in fee, as the same s hereinafter defined, is annexed to the Confederate States, in the same manner and to the same extent as it was annexed to the United States of America before that government was dissolved, with such modifications, however of the terms of annexation, and upon such conditions, as are hereinafter expressed, in addition to all the rights, privileges, immunities, titles and guarantees with or in favor of the said nation, under treaties made with it, and under the statutes of the United States of America.
ARTICLE III. The following shall constitute and remain the boundaries of the Creek country, viz: Beginning at the month of the North Fork of the Canadian river, and running northerly four miles; thence running a straight line so as to meet a line drawn from the south bank of the Arkansas river, opposite the east or lower bank of Grand river, at its junction with the Arkansas, and which runs a course south fortyfour degrees west, one mile, to a post placed in the ground, thence along said Fue to the Arkansas and up the same to the Verdigris river. to where the old territorial line crosses it; thence along said line north to a point twenty-five miles from the Arkansas river where the old territorial line crosses the same; thence running west with the southern line of the Cherokee country to the North Fork of the Canadian river, where the boundary of the cession to the Seminole Nation defined in the first article of the treaty between the United States of America and the Creek and Seminole Nations, of August seventh, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, first strikes said Cherokee line; thence down said North Fork to where the eastern boundary line of the said cession to the Seminole Nation strikes the same; thence with that line dne south to the Canadian river, at the mouth of the Ok-baiap-po, or Pond creek; and thence down said Canadian river to the place of beginning.
ARTICLE IV. The Creek Nation hereby gives its full, free and Creek nation to act unqualified assent to those provisions of the act of Congress of the the protection of Confederate States of America entitled "An act for the protection of certain Indian certain Indian tribes," approved the twenty-first day of May, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, whereby it was declared that all reversionary and other interest, right, title and proprietorship of the United States in, unto and over the Indian country in which that of said nation is included should pass to, and vest in, the Confederate States; and whereby the President of the Confederate States was authorized to take military possession of all said country; and whereby all the laws of the United States, with the exception hereinafter made applicable to, and in force in, said country and not inconsistent with the letter or spirit of any treaty stipulations entered into with the Creek Nation among others were re-enacted, continued in force, and declared to be in force in said country, as laws and statutes of the Confederate States: Provided, however, And it is hereby agreed between the said parties that whatever in the said laws of the United States contained, is or may be contrary to, or inconsistent with, any article or provision of this treaty, is to be of none effect henceforward, and shall, upon the ratification hereof, be deemed and taken to have been repealed and annulled as of the present date, and this assent as thus qualified and condit oned, shall relate to, and be taken to have been given upon the said day of the approval of the said act of Congress.