Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 357||Chippewa Indians a Minnesota.
Claims of, for relinquished lands.
44 Stat., 555, amended; vol. 4, 546.
|Sec. 8||Expenses of attorneys in preparation of cases, payable from funds of Indians.|
|Sec. 8||Provisos. Restriction on expenses, etc.|
|Sec. 8||Expenses incurred subject to approval of Commissioner of Indian Affairs.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 8 of the Act entitled “An Act authorizing the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota to submit claims to the Court of Claims,” approved May 14, 1926 (Forty-fourth Statutes at Large, page 555), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 8. All actual and necessary expenses incurred by the attorney or attorneys so employed to represent the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, including court costs, bills for printing required by law or court rules, the cruising and examination of lands and timber, the auditing and tabulation of accounts, travel and subsistence of said attorneys and their employees while engaged solely in the preparation or prosecution of said suit or suits, securing and taking evidence deemed material therein, the compensation of stenographers, and such clerical assistance as shall be reasonably employed solely upon work in connection therewith, fees or commissions of notaries public or commissioners, and any other expense reasonably necessary for the preparation for trial or prosecution of any such suit or suits, shall be paid by the Secretary of the Interior from time to time, as they accrue, out of the funds standing to the credit of said Indians in the Treasury of the United States upon verified accounts submitted in such form as may be required by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That no payment shall be allowed hereunder for expense incurred for compensation to other attorneys for rendering service as attorneys in assisting in said suits, nor for any item of so-called overhead, office, or other expense not solely and exclusively incurred for or on account of such suit or suits: And provided further, That before the attorneys are authorized to incur any expense in excess of $200 for any purpose they shall first secure the approval of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior.”
Approved, April 11, 1928.