Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

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Title XI
Chapter 4

Margin Notes
Sec. 462 Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
    R. S., p. 78.
    9 July, 1832. c. 174, s. 1, 4 Stat., 564.
Sec. 463 Duties of Commissioner.
    9 July, 1832, c. 174, s. 1, 4 Stat., 564.
    27 July, 1868, c. 259, s. 1, 15 Stat., 228.
    3 Mar., 1875, c. 132, s. 8, 9, 18 Stat., 450, post, p. 25.
Sec. 464 Accounts for claims and disbursements.
    9 July, 1832, c. 174, s. 3, 4 Stat., 564.
    15 Aug., 1876, c. 289, s. 3, 6, 19 Stat., 199, post. p. 27.
Sec. 465 Regulations relating to Indian affairs.
    30 June, 1834, c. 162, s. 17, 4 Stat., 738.
    35 Fed. Rep., 575.
    24 Ct. Cls., 331.
Sec. 467 Sale of arms,etc., to Indians prohibited.
    14 Feb., 1873, c. 138. s. 1, 17 Stat., 457.
Sec. 468 Commissioner to report annually to Congress.
    2 Mar., 1867, c. 173, s. 3, 14 Stat., 515.
Sec. 469 Reports of Indian supplies.
    14 Feb., 1873, c. 138, s. 7, 17 Stat., 463.
    3 Mar., 1875, c. 132, s. 8, 18 Stat., 450.

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TITLE XI.—The Department of the Interior.

Chapter 4.—The Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

462. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
463. Duties of Commissioner.
464. Accounts for claims and disbursements.
465. Regulations relating to Indian Affairs.
466. Presentation and payment of claims for Indian depredations.
467. Sale of arms, &c., to Indians prohibited.
468. Commissioner to report annually to Congress.
469. Reports of Indian supplies.

SEC. 462

There shall be in the Department of the Interior a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall be entitled to a salary (a) of three thousand dollars a year.

NOTE.—(a) Salary was increased to three thousand five hundred dollars in the legislative appropriation act of June 15, 1880 [21 Stats., 231], and further increased to four thousand dollars in the legislative appropriation act of August 5, 1882 [22 Stats., 247].

SEC. 463

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and agreeably to such regulations as the President may prescribe, have the management of all Indian affairs, and of all matters arising out of Indian relations.

SEC. 464

All accounts and vouchers for claims and disbursements connected with Indian affairs shall be transmitted to the Commissioner for administrative examination, and by him passed to the proper accounting officer of the Department of the Treasury for settlement.

SEC. 465

The President may prescribe such regulations as he may think fit for carrying into effect the various provisions of any act relating to Indian affairs, and for the settlement of the accounts of Indian affairs.

[SEC. 466. Repealed by act of March 3, 1891, 26 Stat., 851, post, p. 58. ]

SEC. 467

The Secretary of the Interior shall adopt such rules as may be necessary to prohibit the sale of arms or ammunition within any district or country occupied by uncivilized or hostile Indians, and shall enforce the same.

SEC. 468

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall annually report, separately, to Congress, a tabular statement showing distinctly the separate objects of expenditure under his supervision, and how much disbursed for each object, describing the articles and the quantity of

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each, and giving the name of each person to whom any part was paid, and how much was paid to him, and for what objects, so far as they relate to the disbursement of the funds appropriated for the incidental, contingent, or miscellaneous expenses of the Indian service, during the fiscal year next preceding each report.

NOTE.—By the act of Mar. 3, 1875, 18 Stat., 450 (post. p. 25), the Secretary of the Interior is required to report to Congress the items paid out of the appropriation for the previous year. By the act of Aug. 15, 1876, 19 Stat., 176 (post, p. 27), the Commissioner is required to report annually a statement of all bids, proposals and awards. By the act of Mar. 2, 1887, 24 Stat., 449 (post, p. 36) the Secretary is required to report annually the expenditure of the education fund and statistics as to the various schools.

SEC. 469

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall embody in his annual report the reports of all agents or commissioners issuing food, clothing, or supplies of any kind to Indians, stating the number of Indians present and actually receiving the same.

NOTE.—By the act of Mar. 3, 1875, 18 Stat., 450 (post, p. 25), this report is required to be made on the first day of the session.

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