Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 1272||Crow Creek and Winnebago reservations, S. Dak. Special agent to examine, etc., claims of losses by settlers.|
|Chap. 1272||Compensation, etc.|
|Chap. 1272||Report to Congress.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior shall designate a special agent of the Interior Department who shall, as soon as practicable, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, make inquiry and report to the Secretary of the Interior upon the claims for losses of all persons who in grood faith, between the twenty-seventh day of February, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and the seventeenth day of April, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, settled upon and made claims under the land laws of the United States to any of the lands in the Crow Creek and Winnebago Reservations, which by the proclamation of the President of February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and eighty five, were declared to be opened for settlement. Said agent shall have power to cause witnesses to come before him at some point convenient to said reservation, and to administer oaths. He shall report what improvements were made by such persons, and the section or part of section with the township and range upon which said settler made his improvements, the value of the same, the losses sustained by reason of the revocation of the Executive order opening said lands to settlement, giving the particulars of any such losses, and all other facts connected therewith. Said agent shall be entitled to a compensation of ten dollars per day and expenses, and may employ a clerk. There is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. The Secretary of the Interior shall transmit said report to Congress, with his recommendations thereon.
Approved, October 1, 1890.