INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.


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PRIVATE ACTS OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION, 1938
Chap. 89  | Chap. 154 | Chap. 164 | Chap. 166 | Chap. 221 | Chap. 414 | Chap. 452 | Chap. 502 | Chap. 507 | Chap. 547 | Chap. 621 | Chap. 656 | Chap. 721 | Chap. 732 | Chap. 746 | Chap. 833 | Chap. 834

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Chapter 547
June 20, 1938.  | [S. 3561.] 52 Stat., 1363.

An Act For the relief of certain individuals in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Fort Hall Indian irrigation project, Idaho

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Chap. 547 Fort Hall Indian irrigation project, Idaho. Payment of designated claims.
Chap. 547 Provisos. Amounts to be in full settlement.
Chap. 547 Limitation on attorney's, etc., fees.
Chap. 547 Penalty for violation.

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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, upon receipt of advice from the Secretary of the Interior to the effect that appropriate and properly executed easements have been obtained, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to the following individuals or their heirs, an amount not exceeding the amounts herein specified: Arthur C. Swanson, $5,750; Thomas W. Cully, $3,743; Walter H. Lewis, $2,500; Dora Winschell, $3,040; Leona Gordon, $358; Calvin W. Billingsley, $800; Richard Torgensen, $120; John O. Wallace, $80; Charles Lau, $85 ; Joseph E. Lau, $133; Celia E. Bump, $99; Jesse H. Dredge, $1,450; C. E. and Leonard R. Stedman, $47; Roy J. Dygert, $132; Cora M. Lewis, $650; Fred Smola, $1,829; J.S. Bowker and J.L. Wilson, $45; L.E. Winschell, $20; James R. Moore, $473; W. James Chester, $100; Leonard Gerking, $1,503; F.N. Merrill, $200; Walter J. Hogan, $100; Fern J. Condie, $500; Wright Brothers, $5,000; W.R. Larkin, $1,300; F.C. Christensen, $3,000; in all not to exceed $33,057: Provided, That the foregoing amounts shall be in full settlement for any and all past and present damages

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to the lands or personal property of the above-named individuals in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Blackfoot Reservoir, Gray's Lake, and the conveyance channel from Gray's Lake to the Blackfoot Reservoir of the Fort Hall Indian irrigation project, Idaho, and in full payment for easements obtained from said individuals covering the right to flood, impound, withdraw at will, water on, over, and from all lands owned, claimed, or possessed by said individuals in connection with the future operation of said project; and the acceptance of said sums by the individuals and their heirs shall act as a quittance of any and all rights or claims that may previously have existed against the United States by reason of such construction and operation of the said project: Provided further, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid, or delivered to, or received by any agent, or agents, attorney, or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, June 20, 1938.


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