Indian Emigration.-- We publish below the law of the United States for the appointment of Commissioners to superintend the emigration of Indians, 'c. The power granted by this act to the Commissioners are very large. The gentlemen appointed by the President are, Mr. Roberts Vaux of Philadelphia, well known in every philanthropic undertaking; Mr. Carrol, formerly Governor of Tennessee, and Mr. Stokes formerly Governor of North Carolina.
An act to provide for the appointment of three Commissioners to treat with the Indians, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled; That the President shall nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint three Commissioners, who shall visit and examine the country set apart for the emigrating Indians, west of the Mississippi River; and shall when it is necessary, enter into negotiations with them for the adjustment of any difficulties which may exist in the location of the lands of the emigrating Indians in the boundaries thereof. Such commissioners shall also ascertain and report the proper places of location of such of the tribes and portions of tribes, as may yet wish to remove to that country, and shall transmit to the War Department all the information they can procure respecting its climate, soil, and capacity to support the number of Indians who will probably remove to and reside in it.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the said commissioners shall be authorized to convene together such of the tribes as may be in a state of hostility, or as may be apparently disposed to commit, or may have committed depredations or aggressions against others, and to endeavor to arrange the difficulties between them so that the protection promised to the emigrating Indians by the sixth section of the act of May twenty-eighth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, may be secured to them
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That the said Commissioners shall also report to the War Department a plan for the improvement; government and security of the Indians.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners shall inquire into the mode in which the business of emigration has been conducted, and report any changes which would render the same more economical or better adapted to the comfort and condition of the Indians.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in the discharge of their duties, the said Commissioners shall be regulated by such instructions as they may receive from the War Department.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted. That twenty thousand dollars be appropriated for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this act into effect, and the same is appropriated to be paid out of the money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force for the term of two years, and no longer.
Approved July 14, 1832
Henry L. Ellsworth of Connecticut has been appointed one of the Commissioners to superintend the removal of emigrating Indians, in the place of Roberts Vaux, who declines the appointment.