Indian Springs Reservation

On February 14, 1825, two days after the signing of the 1825 Treaty, the reservation of Indian Springs was bought and the text of the transfer is given below: Whereas the foregoing articles of convention have been concluded between the parties thereto; and Whereas, the Indian Chief, General William McIntosh, claims title to the Indian Springs Reservation, upon which there are very extensive buildings and improvements, by virtue of a relinquishment to said General William McIntosh, signed in full Council of the Nation; and Whereas the said General William McIntosh bath claim to another reservation of land on the Ocmulgee River, and by his lessee and tenant is in possession thereof: Now these presents further witness that the said General William McIntosh, and also the chiefs of the Creek Nation, in Council assembled, do quitclaim, convey, and cede to the United States, the reservation aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid at the time and in the manner as stipulated for the first installment provided for in the preceding treaty. Upon the ratification of these articles, the possession of said reservations shall be considered as passing to the United States, and the accruing rents of the present year shall pass also. In testimony whereof, the said Commissioners on the part of the United States, and the said William McIntosh and the Chiefs of the Creek Nation, have hereunto set their hands and seals, at Indian Springs, this the fourteenth day of February, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.

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