Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 61
February 6, 1923. | [S. 2210.] 42 Stat., 1768.

An Act For the relief of Lucy Paradis.

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Chap. 61 Lucy Paradis. Claim of, for horses destroyed on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, S. Dak., referred to Court of Claims.
Chap. 61 Time for filing, etc.
Chap. 61 Evidence to be considered.
Chap. 61 Advancement of cause, etc.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction be, and hereby is, conferred upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render final judgment upon the claim of Lucy Paradis for horses belonging to her and killed and destroyed upon the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, or elsewhere, in the State of South Dakota, by the Indian agent in charge of said Cheyenne River Indian Reservation and other persons under his authority, with right of appeal as in other cases.

That a petition may be filed by the attorneys of the said Lucy Paradis in said court within six months from the approval of this Act, and service of said petition shall be had by filing copies thereof with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Interior, and answer. thereto shall be filed in said court within sixty days after the service of the petition.

The court may receive and consider all papers, depositions, records, correspondence, and documents heretofore filed in the executive departments of the Government together with any other evidence offered, and shall render a judgment or decree thereon for such amount, if any, without interest, if any, as the court shall find legally or equitably due the said Lucy Paradis.

Said cause shall be advanced on the calendar of said court, and the amount for which judgment may be rendered, when paid to the party named in said judgment or her duly authorized and accredited attorney, shall be received in full and final settlement of the claim for said unlawful destruction of said horses.2

Approved, February 6, 1923.

2 60 Ct. Cl., 908.

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