James Madison Papers

Presidential Proclamation, 10 November 1809 (Abstract)

§ Presidential Proclamation

10 November 1809, Washington. By the terms of article 61 of the treaty concluded at Detroit, 7 Nov. 1807, between the U.S. and the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi nations, the said nations were entitled to reserve six sections, each containing one mile square, within the cession then made to the U.S., subject to the approval of the president of the U.S. The said nations having indicated to Gov. William Hull of the Michigan Territory “their election to locate one or two of the said sections on the River St. Clair,” the president approves of the location.

FC (DNA: RG 75, LSIA). 1 p. Enclosed in William Eustis to William Hull, 14 Nov. 1809 (ibid.).

1See ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Indian Affairs, 1:747.

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