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-FOURTH CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1876.
CHAP. 122 | CHAP. 263 | CHAP. 289

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Chapter 289
Sections 3 | 4 | 5

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Sec. 3 In contracts in Indian service, proposals, etc., to be filed and Secretary to report to Congress.
    [19 Stat., 199.]
    1875. Mar. 3, c. 132, 7, 9, ante, p. 24.
Sec. 3 abstract to be filed with Second Comptroller.
    R. S., s., 468, 469, 2083.
Sec. 4 Estimates for Indian appropriations; how presented.
    R. S., s. 3669.
Sec. 5 Indian traders, how appointed, etc.
    R. S., s. 2129-2131.
    1882, July 31, c. 360, post, p. 29.

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Chapter 289
    Aug. 15, 1876. | 19 Stat., 176.
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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 seventy-seven, and for other purposes.
SEC. 3

Be it enacted, &c. * * * That in all lettings of contracts in connection with the Indian service, the proposals or bids received shall be filed and preserved;

And in the annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, there shall be embodied a detailed and tabular statement of all bids and proposals received for any service, supplies, or annuity-goods for the Indian service, together with a detailed statement of all awards of contracts made for any such services, supplies, and annuity-goods for which said bids, or proposals were received;

And an abstract of all bids or proposals received for the supplies or services embraced in any contract shall be attached to, and filed with, the said contract when the same is filed in the office of the Second Comptroller of the Treasury.

SEC. 4

That hereafter the estimates for appropriations for the Indian service shall be presented in such form as to show the amounts required for each of the agencies in the several States or Territories, and for said States and Territories respectively.

SEC. 5

And hereafter the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have the sole power and authority to appoint Traders to the Indian tribes and to make such rules and regulations as he may deem just and proper specifying the kind and quantity of goods and the prices at which such goods shall be sold to the Indians. * * * [August, 15, 1876.]


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