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Treaty of September 20, 1818

Treaty with the Wyandot, Sept. 20, 1818. Articles of a treaty made and concluded, at St. Mary’s, in the state of Ohio, between Lewis Cass, Commissioner of the United States, thereto specially authorized by the President of the United States, and the chiefs and warriors of the Wyandot tribe of Indians. Article I. The Wyandot tribe of Indians hereby cede to the United States all the right reserved to them in two tracts of land, in the territory of Michigan, one including the village called Brownstown, and the other the village called Maguagua, formerly in the possession of the Wyandot tribe of Indians, containing in the whole not more than five thousand acres of land; which two tracts of land were reserved for the use of the said Wyandot tribe of Indians, and their descendants, for the term of fifty years, agreeably to the provisions of the act of Congress, passed February 28, 1809, and entitled “An act for the relief of certain Alabama and Wyandot Indians.” Article II. In consideration of the preceding cession, the United States will reserve, for the use of the said Wyandott Indians, sections numbered twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, twenty-seven, and that part of section numbered twenty-two, which contains eight acres, and lies on the south side of the river Huron, being in the fourth township, south of the base line, and in the ninth range east of the first meridian, in the territory of Michigan, and containing four thousand nine hundred and ninety-six acres; and the said tract of land shall be reserved for the use of the said Wyandott...

Biography of Dudley Pratt

Dudley Pratt. Unusual qualities of manhood and character accompanied the successful career of the late Dudley Pratt, who for many years was one of the largest stock buyers in and about Topeka. In many ways Dudley Pratt stood apart and above the average type of stock dealer. He had none of the unscrupulous methods which have so frequently brought that vocation into disfavor. He was fair, he lived the life of the Golden Rule, and in every way he was a fitting representative of the best element of Kansas pioneer citizenship. Born at St. Mary’s, Ohio, January 27, 1832, he was a son of Dr. Seth Pratt. His father was a successful physician in Ohio and of English ancestry. Spending his early life in his native state, Dudley Pratt received only a practical education in the public schools. He was married in Ohio to Mary Emily Noble. The year following the close of the Civil war he brought his wife and his two oldest sons to Kansas. It was his expectation at the time of making this state his future home. Topeka was then on the western line of civilization, and the terminus of the Union Pacific Railway. Buying 140 acres of land on the Burlingame road about one mile south of the present site of Washburn College, Dudley Pratt gave $1,100 for that land, which is now worth many times its original purchase price. That was the family home for nineteen years. There the three sons grew to manhood and began the careers which reflect additional honor upon this name. The names of these sons are Henry Fuller,...

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