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Suppression of use of ardent spirits.

Annuities may be paid semi-annually or quarterly.

Right of way for roads.

States may, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, adopt such policy in the management of the affairs of the Menomonees as in his judgment may be most beneficial to them; or Congress may, hereafter, make such provision by law, as experience shall prove to be necessary.

2. That the Menomonees will suppress the use of ardent spirits among their people, and resist, by all prudent means, its introduction in their settlements.

3. That the President of the United States, if deemed by him conducive to the welfare of the Menomonees, may cause their annuity monies to be paid to them in semi-annual or quarterly instalments.

4. That all roads and highways, laid out by authority of law, shall have right of way through the lands of the said Indians on the same terms as are provided by law for their location through lands of citizens of the United States.

ARTICLE 4. This instrument shall be binding upon the contracting parties whenever the same shall be ratified by the President and Senate of the United States.

In testimony whereof, the said Francis Huebschmann, commissioner as aforesaid, and the chiefs and headmen of the said Menomonee tribe, in presence and with the consent of the warriors and young men of the said tribe, assembled in general council, have hereunto set their hands and seals at the place and on the day and year hereinbefore written. FRANCIS HUEBSCHMANN, [L. S.]

Commissioner on the part of the United States.

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And whereas the said treaty having been submitted to the Senate of the United States for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on the eighteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, advise and consent to the ratification of the same, by a resolution, in the words and figures following, to wit:

IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, April 18, 1856. Resolved, (two thirds of the Senators present concurring,) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the articles of agreement made and concluded at Keshena, State of Wisconsin, on the eleventh of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, between Francis Huebschmann, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the Menomonee tribe of Indians, assembled in general council.



Now, therefore, be it known, that I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, President of the United States of America, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the 18th day of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, accept, ratify, and confirm the said treaty.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereto affixed, having signed the same with my hand.

[L. S.]

Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-fourth day of April,
A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and of the in-
dependence of the United States, the eightieth.


By the President:

W. L. MARCY, Secretary of State.

Assent of Senate.

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