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From James Madison to the Senate, 15 January 1810 (Abstract)

§ To the Senate

15 January 1810. Submits for ratification a treaty concluded on 10 Nov. 1808 and 31 Aug. 1809 with the Great and Little Osage Indians.

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 11B-C2). RC 1 p. JM evidently enclosed A Treaty between the United States and the Great and Little Osage Nations of Indians Concluded and Signed at Fort Clark, on the 10th Nov. 1808 (Washington, 1808; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819 (22 vols. to date; New York, 1958-). description ends 16603) and also the explanatory clause added on 31 Aug. 1809 (see 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, 1:763–64). The Senate received and read the treaty, then ordered it to be printed on 16 Jan. (see A Treaty between the United States of America, and the Great and Little Osage Tribes of Indians. January 17th, 1810. Printed by Order of the Senate (Washington, 1810). The Senate requested further documents on 22 Jan. and unanimously ratified the treaty on 28 Apr. (Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:138, 141, 148).

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