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

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

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[Forty-seventh Congress, second session, chap. 143, 1883.]

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Chapter 143
March 3, 1883. | 22 Stat., 624.

An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighty- hundred and eighty-four, and for other purposes.

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Chap. 143 Cherokee Nation, payment to.
Chap. 143 Proviso.

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Volume 1, page 217, insert:

That the sum of three hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid into the treasury of the Cherokee Nation, out of the funds due under appraisement for Cherokee lands west of the Arkansas River, which sum shall be expended as the acts of the Cherokee legislature direct, this amount to be immediately available: Provided, That the Cherokee Nation, through its proper authorities, shall execute conveyances, satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior, to the United States in trust only for the benefit of the Pawnees, Poncas, Nez Perces, Otoes and Missourias, and Osages now occupying said tract, as they respectively occupy the same before the payment of said sum of money.

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