Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to United States Congress, 13 February 1805

Feb. 13. 1805.

To the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States

In the message to Congress at the opening of the present session I informed them that treaties had been entered into with the Delaware & Piankeshaw Indians for the purchase of their right to certain lands on the Ohio. I have since recieved another entered into with the Sacs & Foxes for a portion of country on both sides of the river Missisipi. these treaties having been advised & consented to by the Senate, have accordingly been ratified. but as they involve conditions which require legislative provision, they are now submitted to both branches for consideration

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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