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Chapter 390
June 15, 1938.  | [S. 3849.] 52 Stat., 688.

An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer on the books of the Treasury Department to the credit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota the proceeds of a certain judgment erroneously deposited in the Treasury of the United States as public money
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 390 Chippewa Indiana of Minnesota. Transfer of proceeds of judgment, erroneously deposited as public money, to credit of.
25 Stat., 642, vol. 1, 301.
Sec. 2 Compensation of attorneys.
Sec. 2 R.S. § 2103. 25 U.S.C. § 81.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit as of July 12, 1902, the permanent fund of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota arising under the Act of January 14, 1889 (25 Stat. L. 642), and the agreements made thereunder, with the sum of $59,401.04, being the value of the timber at the time of conversion as awarded in that certain judgment entered in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Minnesota pursuant to the mandate of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case entitled "Pine River Logging and Improvement Company and others against United States" (186 U.S. 279), and which judgment was erroneously deposited July 12, 1902, in the Treasury of the United States as public money and to credit the interest fund of said Indians with interest thereon from July 12, 1902, at the rate provided in said Act of January 14, 1889, and agreements made thereunder, to the date said credit is given, together with the sum of $39,284.76, being the amount of interest collected by the United States in said action.

SEC. 2.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to determine just and proper compensation to the respective attorneys representing the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, under contracts approved pursuant to section 2103 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, in the prosecution of their claims against the United States for services rendered in the prosecution of said claim, said compensation to be based upon the nature, extent, character, and value of the services rendered and moneys expended, and to pay such amounts, if any, not exceeding 10 per centum of the amount recovered, as he may find said attorneys to be entitled to receive, out of the trust funds standing to the credit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota.

Approved, June 15, 1938.

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