INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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ACTS OF FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1882.
CHAP. 163 | CHAP. 360 | CHAP. 469

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Chapter 163
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Chap. 163 Indian interpreters, salaries of.
    [22 Stat., 70.]
    Repeal of R. S. 2070.
Chap. 163 Indian Commission duties of restricted.
    R. S., 2039-2042.
Chap. 163 Per diem pay to certain clerks, etc., detailed for special duty in Indian service.
    [22 Stat., 86.]
    1875, Mar. 3, c. 133, par. 1, ante, p. 26.
Sec. 2056 Indian agents to hold four years.
    [22 Stat., 87.]
    Substitute for R. S., 2056.
    24 C. Cls., 331.
Sec. 6 Consolidation and abolition of agencies.
    [22 Stats., 88.]
    R. S., 2059.
Sec. 6 Preference to Indians.
    R. S., 2069.
    1875, Mar. 3, c. 132, s. 5, ante, p. 24.
Sec. 7 Statutes, etc., to be furnished to agents by Commissioner.
    R. S., 464.

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Chapter 163
    May 17, 1882. |
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An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted &c., * * * Section two thousand and seventy of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, repealed. * *

For the expenses of the commission of citizens, serving without compensation, appointed by the President under the provision of the fourth section of the act of April tenth, eighteen hundred and

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sixty-nine, * * * And hereafter the commission shall only have power to visit and inspect agencies and other branches of the Indian service, and to inspect goods purchased for said service, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall consult with the commission in the purchase of supplies. The commission shall report their doings to the Secretary of the Interior. * * *

When it becomes necessary to detail clerks and other employees of the Indian service outside of Washington to assist in the opening of bids, making contracts, and shipping goods, they may be allowed a per diem of not exceeding four dollars per day for hotel and other expenses, which per diem shall be in lieu of all expenses now authorized by law, exclusive of railway transportation and sleeping car fare. * * *

Section two thousand and fifty-six of the Revised Statutes is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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Each Indian agent shall hold his office for the term of four years and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified. * * *

SEC. 6

That the President may, in his discretion, consolidate two or more agencies into one, and where Indians are located on reservations created by executive order he may, with the consent of the tribes to be affected thereby, expressed in the usual manner, consolidate one or more tribes, and abolish such agencies as are thereby rendered unnecessary;

And preference shall at all times, as far as practicable, be given to Indians in the employment of clerical, mechanical, and other help on reservations and about agencies.

SEC. 7

That it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to cause to be compiled and printed for the use of Indian Agents and inspectors the provisions of the statutes regulating the performance of their respective duties, and also to furnish said officers from time to time information of new enactments upon the same subject. * * * [May 17, 1882.]


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