9 Stat., 987.
Ratified Sept. 24, 1850.
Proclaimed Sept. 30, 185O.

Articles of a convention concluded in the city of Washington, this first day of April, one thousandeight hundred and fifty, by and between Ardavan S. Loughery, commissioner especially appointedby the President of the United States, and the undersigned head chief and deputies of the Wyandottribe of Indians, duly authorized and empowered to act for their tribe.

WHEREAS, By the treaty of March 17, 1842, between the UnitedStates and the Wyandot nation of Indians, then chiefly residing within the limits of the State ofOhio, the said nation of Indians agreed to sell and transfer, and did thereby sell and transfer, to theUnited States their reservations of land, one hundred and nine thousand acres of which was in theState of Ohio, and Six thousand acres were in the State of Michigan, and to remove to the west ofthe Mississippi River: And whereas, among other stipulations it was agreed that the United Statesshould convey to said Indians a tract of country for their permanent settlement in the Indianterritory west of the Mississippi River, to contain one hundred an (and) forty-eight thousand acresof land: And whereas, The said Indians never did receive the said one hundred and forty-eightthousand acres of land from the United States, but were forced to purchase lands from theDelaware nation of Indians, which purchase was agreed to and ratified by the United States: Now,in order to settle the claim of the Wyandot tribe of Indians to said land, the United States havingappointed A. S. Loughery a commissioner on their part, who, with the undersigned delegatesfrom the Wyandot nation, have agreed to the following treaty:

ARTICLE 1. The United States, in consideration that the Wyandot nation of Indians shall and dohereby release, relinquish, and give up all claim to the said one hundred and forty-eight thousandacres of land agreed to be assigned and given to them by the treaty of March 17, 1842, herebystipulate and agree to pay to the said Wyandot tribe of Indians the sum of one hundred andeighty-five thousand dollars, being at and after the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents peracre, in the manner and form following, to wit: One hundred thousand dollars to be invested inUnited States Stocks, bearing five per cent interest per annum, which interest shall be paid tothem at the time and in the manner in which their present annuities are paidand for the purpose ofenabling the Wyandot Indians to pay and extinguish all their just debts, as well what is now due tothe Delawares for the purchase of their lands as to others, the balance of said sum, being the sumof eighty-five thousand dollars, shall be paid to the Wyandot nation, or on their drafts, specificallydescribing for what the drafts are given. [588]

ARTICLE 2. All the reasonable expenses attending the negotiation of this treaty, including areasonable allowance for the expenses of the delegation, signers hereto, in coming to Washington,whilst here on the business connected herewith, and m returning to their nation, shall be defrayedby the United States.In testimony whereof, the said commissioners on the part of the United States, and the said headchief and deputies, delegates on the part of the Wyandot tribe or nation of Indians, have hereuntoset their hands, at the city of Washington, D.C., this first day of April, in the year of our Lordeighteen hundred and fifty.

Ardavan S. Loughery, United States Commissioner.
F. A. Hick,
Geo. J. Clark,
Joel Walker,
William B. Waugh, Secretary.

In presence of

R. W. Johnson,
James X. MacLanahan Geo. F. Wood,
James Myer,
A. M. Mitchell,
Jno. G. Camp,
Richard Fields,
S.C. Stambaugh,
Sam. J. Potts.