Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 857||Creek Indians.
Sum allowed from tribal fund for expenses of attorneys in claims of, against United States.
43 Stat., 139, vol. 4, 416.
|Chap. 857||Provisos. Statement of expenses subject to approval of Secretary of the Interior.|
|Chap. 857||Sums reimbursable from amount decreed by Court of Claims.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be expended, out of any money now standing to the credit of the Creek Nation of Indians in the Treasury of the United States, the sum of not exceeding $18,000 to be, by the Secretary of the Interior, paid out in his discretion to attorneys for the Creek Nation of Indians employed under the authority of the Act of Congress approved May 24, 1924 (Forty-third Statutes at Large, page 139), the payments to be made in such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the attorneys for such proper and necessary expenses as may have been incurred or may be incurred in the investigation of records and preparation, institution, and prosecution of suits of the Creek Nation of Indians against the United States under the above-mentioned Act of May 24, 1924: Provided, however, That the claims of the attorneys shall be filed by said attorneys with the Secretary of the Interior and shall be accompanied by the attorneys’ itemized and verified statement of the expenditures for expenses and by proper vouchers, and that the claims so submitted shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: And provided further, That any sums allowed and paid under this Act to the attorneys shall be reimbursable to the credit of the Creek Nation out of any amount or amounts which may hereafter be decreed by the Court of Claims to said attorneys for their services and expenses in connection with the Creek tribal claims and suits under the above-mentioned Act of May 24, 1924.
Approved, May 29, 1928.