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In requesting Mr. Hughes to be pleased to communicate the con. tents of this Note to his Government, the Undersigned embraces this opportunity, &c. Mr. Hughes.
(2.)-Baron de Stackelberg to the Secretary of State.-(Translation.) Washington, 11th July, 1821. THE Undersigned, Chargé d'Affaires of His Majesty the King of Sweden and of Norway, has the honour to address, officially, his Excellency the Secretary of State of The United States, to inquire if, in virtue of the Commercial Regulations existing in The United States, the Norwegian commerce will enjoy in the Ports of the said States, the same advantages and immunities which have been lately granted in the Ports of Norway to the American commerce.
The Undersigned takes this occasion to renew, &c. The Hon. John Quincy Adams.
(3). The Secretary of State to the Baron de Stackelberg. Department of State, Washington, 23d July, 1821. THE Secretary of State, in reference to the Note of Baron de Stackelberg of the 11th instant, has the honour of informing him, that, by an Act of Congress, of 3d March, 1815" so much of the several Acts, imposing duties on the tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandize, imported into The United States, as imposes a discriminating duty of tonnage between Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States, and between goods imported into The United States, in Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States, is repealed, so far as the same respects the produce or manufacture of the Nation to which such Foreign Ships or Vessels may belong. Such repeal to take effect in favour of any Foreign Nation, whenever the President of The United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such Foreign Nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of The United States, have been abolished."
And this Act, by a subsequent Act of Congress of 3d March, 1819, will cease and expire on the 1st day of January, 1824.
From the Copy of a Note from his Excellency Count d'Engestrom to Mr. Hughes, of the 25th of January last, it appears that all discriminating or countervailing duties, in the Kingdom of Norway, so far as they operated to the disadvantage of The United States, have been abolished; and if it be desired by the Baron de Stackelberg, that a Proclamation from the President should issue, declaring Norwegian Vessels entitled to the advantages set forth in the Act of Congress of 3d March, 1815, it will immediately be issued. But the Baron will observe, that this Act is not so extensive as the Ordinance for the Kingdom of Norway, notified by Count d'Engestrom; inasmuch as the
latter expressly provides, that "the cargoes may consist of the productions of the soil, or of the industry of any and all Countries, without exception;" and as it is without limitation of time.
The Secretary of State requests, &c. The Baron de Stackelberg. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
(4.)—Baron de Stackelberg to the Secretary of State.-(Translation.) Washington, 16th August, 1821.
THE Undersigned, Chargé d'Affaires of His Majesty the King of Sweden and of Norway, has had the honour to receive the Note of His Excellency the Secretary of State of The United States, dated the 23d of last month, the substance of which is, that the Government of The United States cannot grant to the Norwegian commerce in their Ports, the same advantages and immunities which have been granted by the Swedish and Norwegian Government in the Ports of Norway to the American commerce, which advantages are stipulated in a Note, dated the 25th of January last, addressed by his Excellency the Count d'Engestrom, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs of His Majesty the King of Sweden and of Norway, to the Chargé d'Affaires of The United States at Stockholm; according to which, if the Undersigned desire it, the President of The United States has been pleased to consent to issue his Proclamation, declaring the Norwegian commerce to have a right to enjoy the advantages granted by the Act of Congress of the 3d of March 1815.
In consideration whereof, and in obedience to the Orders of the King, his Master, the Undersigned ought instantly to demand a perfect reciprocity on the part of The United States towards the Norwegian commerce; yet, as the Laws of The United States do not appear to have given an extent equivalent to that which has been granted to American commerce in Norway, and, until an arrangement can be made upon this subject, it is his duty, officially to require for the Norwegian commerce the advantage contained in the Act of Congress of 3d March, 1815, as well as the Act of 1st March, 1817, which says, "After the 30th day of September next, no goods, wares, or merchandize, shall be imported into The United States from any Foreign Port (or Place, except in Vessels of The United States, or in such Foreign Vessels as truly and wholly belong to the Citizens or Subjects of that Country of which the goods are the growth, production, or manufacture; or from which such goods, wares, or merchandize, can only be, or most usually are, first shipped for transportation: Provided, nevertheless, That this regulation shall not extend to the Vessels of any Foreign Nation which has not adopted, and which shall not adopt, a similar regulation:" consequently, as the American commerce can enter into the Ports of Norway with Cargoes of the
productions of the soil, or of manufactures of every Country, the Undersigned considers the Act of Navigation in question as being reciprocally applicable to the Norwegian commerce in the Ports of The United States.
The Undersigned likewise proposes, officially, to the Government of The United States, in order to establish a perfect reciprocity in the commerce between the two Countries, to pass a Law, by which the Norwegian commerce may enjoy in the Ports of the said States, the same privileges and advantages, as have been mentioned in the Note of his Excellency the Count d'Engestrom, in favour of the American commerce in the Ports of the Kingdom of Norway.
The Undersigned prays the Secretary of State to be pleased to lay this Note before the President of The United States.
The Undersigned has the honour to be, &c.
The Hon. J. Q. Adams.
(5.)-The Secretary of State to Baron de Stackelberg. Department of State, Washington, 21st August, 1821. I HAVE the honour of inclosing, herewith, a Copy of a Proclamation of the President of The United States, declaring the Vessels of Norway to be entitled, in the Ports of The United States, to the benefit of the advantages prescribed by the Act of Congress of 3d March, 1815. They will also be entitled, without further proceeding, to those prescribed by the Act of 1st March, 1817, as I had the honour of explaining verbally to you its purport.
I pray you, Sir, to accept, &c. The Baron de Stackelberg.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
TREATY between The United States and the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Pottawatamie Nations of Indians.-Signed at Chicago, 29th August, 1821.
JAMES MONROE, President of the United States of America. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come greeting:
Whereas a Treaty between The United States of America, and the Ottowa, Chippewa, and Pottawatamie Tribes of Indians, was made and concluded on the 29th day of August, in the Year of our Lord 1821, at Chicago, in the State of Illinois, by Commissioners, on the part of The United States, and certain Chiefs and Warriors of the said Tribes,
on the part and in behalf of the said Tribes, which Treaty is in the following words, to wit:
Articles of a Treaty, made and concluded at Chicago, in the State of
Illinois, between Louis Cass, and Solomon Sibley, Commissioners of The United States, and the Ottawa, Chippewa, and Pottawatamie Nations of Indians.
ART. I. The Ottawa, Chippewa, and Pottawatamie Nations of Indians cede to The United States all the land comprehended within the following Boundaries: beginning at a point on the South Bank of the River St. Joseph, of Lake Michigan, near the Parc aux Vaches, due North from Rum's Village, and running thence South to a line drawn due East from the Southern extreme of Lake Michigan; thence, with the said line, East, to the tract ceded by the Pottawatamies to The United States, by the Treaty of Fort Meigs, in 1817, if the said line should strike the said tract; but if the said line should pass North of the said tract, then such line shall be continued, until it strikes the Western Boundary of the tract ceded to The United States by the Treaty of Detroit, in 1807; and, from the termination of the said line, following the Boundaries of former cessions, to the main branch of the grand River of Lake Michigan, should any of the said lines cross the said River, but if none of the said lines should cross the said River; then to a point due East of the source of the main branch of the said River; and from such point due West, to the source of the said principal branch; and from the crossing of the said River, or from the source thereof, as the case may be, down said River, on the North Bank thereof, to the mouth; thence following the shore of Lake Michigan, to the South Bank of the said River St. Joseph, at the mouth thereof; and thence with the said South Bank, to the place of beginning.
II. From the cession aforesaid, there shall be reserved, for the use of the Indians, the following tracts:
One tract at MangachquaVillage, on the RiverPeble of 6 miles square. One tract at Mickesawbe, of 6 miles square.
One tract at the Village of Natowasape, of 4 miles square. One tract at the Village of Prairie Ronde, of 3 miles square. One tract at the Village of Matchebenashshewish, at the head of Kekalamazoo River.
III. There shall be granted by The United States, to each of the following Persons, being all Indians by descent, and to their Heirs, the following tracts of land :
To John Burnet, 2 sections of land.
To James Burnet, Abraham Burnet, Rebecca Burnet, and Nancy Burnet, each 1 section of land; which said John, James, Abraham, Rebecca, and Nancy, are children of Kawkeeme, sister of Topnibe, Principal Chief of the Pottawatamie Nation.
The land granted to the Persons immediately preceding shall begin on the North Bank of the River St. Joseph, about 2 miles from the mouth, and shalt extend up and back from the said River for quantity.
To John B. La Lime, son of Nokenoqua, a section of land, adjoining the tract before granted, and on the upper side thereof.
To Jean B. Chandonai, son of Chippewaqua, 2 sections of land, on the River St. Joseph, above and adjoining the tract granted to J. B. La Lime.
To Joseph Daze, son of Chippewaqua, I section of land above and adjoining the tract granted to Jean B. Chandonai.
To Monguago, of a section of land at Mishshewakokick.
To Pierre Moran, or Peeresh, a Pottawatamie Chief, 1 section of land, and to his children, 2 sections of land, at the mouth of the Elk Heart River.
To Pierre Le Clerc, son of Moiqua, 1 section of land on the Elk Heart River, above and joining the tract granted to Moran and his children.
The section of land granted by the Treaty of St. Mary's, in 1818, to Peeresh, or Perig, shall be granted to Jean B. Cicot, son of Pesaquot, sister of said Peeresh, it having been so intended at the execution of the said Treaty.
To Osheakkebe, or Benac,
of a section of land on the North side of the Elk Heart River, where the Road from Chicago to Fort Wayne first crosses the said River.
To Mensuche, a Pottawatamie Woman, of a section of land, on the Eastern Bank of the St. Joseph, where the Road from Detroit to Chicago first crosses the said River.
To Therese Chandier, or Toeakqui, a Pottawatamie Woman, and to her daughter Betsey Fisher, 1 section of land, on the South side of the Grand River, opposite to the Spruce Swamp.
To Charles Beaubien and Medart Beaubien, sons of Mannabenaqua, each of a section of land, near the Village of Kewigoshkeem, on the Washtenaw River.
To Antoine Roland, son of Igatpatawatamiequa, of a section of land, adjoining and below the tract granted to Pierre Moran.
To William Knaggs, or Waseskukson, son of Chesqua, of a section of land, adjoining and below the tract granted to Antoine Roland.
To Madeleine Bertrand, wife of Joseph Bertrand, a Pottawatamie Woman, 1 section of land at the Parc aux Vaches, on the North side of the River St. Joseph.
To Joseph Bertrand, Jun., Benjamin Bertrand, Laurent Bertrand, Therese Bertrand, and Amable Bertrand, children of the said Madeleine Bertrand, each of a section of land at the portage of the Kankakee River.