Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 891||Esther Rousseau. Court of Claims to determine claim of, for horses killed by Indian agents, etc.|
|Chap. 891||Filing petition, etc.|
|Chap. 891||Evidence, etc.
34 Stat., 981.
|Chap. 891||Case advanced on court calendar, etc.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdication be, and hereby is, conferred upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render final judgment upon the claim of Esther Rousseau 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 Esther Rousseau in said court within forty days 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 Esther Rousseau.
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 attorneys, shall be received in full and final settlement of the claim for said unlawful destructon of said horses.1
Approved, February 7, 1907.