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Object of appropriation,
Bronght forward.................................................................... approved July 29, 1818, shall be applied, under the direction of the Secretary of the Inte. rior, for the use and benefit of the Eastern band of the Cherokee Indians, to perfect the titles to their lands recently awarded to them by a decree of the circuit court of the United States for the western district of North Carolina ; to the payment of such costs, charges, expenses, and liabilities attending their recent litigations in the said court as the Secretary of the Interior may determine to be properly chargeable to them; to purchase and extin. guish the titles of any white person or persons within the general boundaries allotted to them by the said decree of said court, and for the education, improvement, and civilization
of the said Indians.
fort, and improvement ......
instructing the Indians of the Central Superintendency in the arts of civilization, in pro-
council of certain Indians in the Indian Territory, as provided by the twelfth article of the treaty with the Cherokees of July 19, 1866, the tenth article of the treaty with the Creeks of June 14, 1866, the seventh article of the treaty with the Seminoles of March 21, 1866, and the eighth article of the treaty with the Choctaws and Chick asaws of April 28, 1866.... For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to subsist and properly care for the Kansas Indians, including agricultural assistants, pay of employés, and for such other bene. ficial objects for the tribe at large as their necessities may indicate to be proper; said amount to be refunded to the United States from the proceeds of the sale of their lands in
Kansas................................................................................. For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to provide, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, settlements, clothing, food, agricultural implements, and seeds, for the Modoc Indians that have been removed to, and are now residing within, the Indian Territory ......................
Provided, That $3,000 of the amount hereby appropriated may be used to pay the East. ern Shawnee Indians the balance due them for 4,000 acres of land in the northeast corner of their reserve, ceded to the United States for the Modoc Indians, &s per agreement made with said Shawnee Indians June 23, 1874, which agreement is hereby confirmed. For the third of ten installments, to be paid, under the direction of the President, to the Flat. head Indians removed from the Bitter Root Valley to the Jocko reservation, in the Terri. tory of Montana, in accordance with the second section of the act entitled "An act to pro. vide for the removal of the Flathead and other Indians from the Bitter Root Valley, in the Territory of Montana," approved June 5, 1872 ...... Provided, That no part of said sum shall be expended for the benefit of any Indian of said
inden for the benefit of an Indientes tribe who shall not have settled upon the Jocko reservation. For this amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay the expenses of the commis.
without compensation, appointed by the President, under the provisions of the fourth section of the act of April 10, 1869. For general incidental expenses of the Indian service at the various agencies within the Cen.
tral Superintendency, including rent, fuel, light, stationery, and traveling expenses of the
superintendent and agents, to be expended by the Secretary of the Interior..... For general incidental expenses of the Indian service at the various agencies within the
Northern Superintendency, including rent, fuel, light, stationery, and traveling expenses of
the superintendent and agents, to be expended by the Secretary of the Interior....
United States, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.......
And the United States assistant treasurer at Saint Louis. Mo., be, and he hereby is, authorized to open and keep accounts with the duly-constituted treasurer of the Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians the same as with Government
agents and disbursing officers.
civilization of 3,000, or more, captive Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, and Comanche Indiang,
Provided, That under the direction of the President such part of this appropriation as he may deem necessary may be turned over to the Secretary of War, to be used for the supply of rations and clothing for said Indians : Provided further, That, as soon as he may deem
it expedient, the President shall cause said Indians to be placed on a permanent reservation. For this amount, to indemnify the Pawnee Indians for 4,800 acres of land erroneously ex.
cluded from their reservation in Nebraska by the survey of the boundary-line thereof......
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15, 000 00
2,000 00 3, 500 00 2,810 00
300, 000 00
6, 000 00
INTEREST ON TRUST-FUND STOCKS.
For payment of interest on certain abstracted and non-paving State stocks belonging to vari. ous Indian tribes, (and held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior,) for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1875, namely: For interest on the Cherokee national fund....
26, 390 00 5, 279, 796 55.
15, 140 00 27.000 00 4,048 00 8,930 00 3,790 00 5, 251 00 1,449 00
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For interest on the Creek orphans' fund..
For interest on the lowas fund....
invested funds the sum of $10,000, and pay the same to them as a per capit& payment....
Sec. 2. That none of the appropriations herein made, or of any appropriations made for the Indian service, shall be paid to any band of Indians or any portion of any band while at war with the United States or with the white citizens of any of the States or Territories.
Sec. 3. That for the purpose of inducing Indians to labor and become self-supporting, it is provided that hereafter, in distributing the supplies and annuities to the Indians for whom the same are appropriated, the agent distributing the same shall require all able. bodied male Indians between the ages of eighteen and forty-five to perform service upon the reservation, for the benefit of themselves or of the tribe, at a reasonable rate, to be fixed by the agent in charge, and to an amount equal in value to the supplies to be deliv. ered; and the allowances provided for such Indians shall be distributed to them only upon condition of the performance of such labor, under sucb rules and regulations as the agent may prescribe : Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior may, by written order, except any particular tribe, or portion of tribe, from the operation of this provision where he deems it proper and expedient.
SEC. 4. That bereafter, for the purpose of properly distributing the supplies appropriated for the Indian wervice, it is hereby made the duty of each agent in charge of Indians and having supplies to distribute, to make out, at the commencement of each fiscal year, rolls of the Indians entitled to supplies at the agency, with the names of the Indians and of the heady of families or lodges, with the number in each family or lodge, and to give out sup. plies to the heads of familien, and not to the heads of tribes or bands, and not to give out supplies for a greater length of time than one week in advance.
SEC. 5. That hereafter not more tban 86,000 sball be paid in any one year for salaries or compensation of ernployés at any one agency, in addition to tte salaries of the agent, and not more at any one agency than is absolutely necessary; and where Indians can perform the duties they shall be employed; and the number and kind of employés at each agency shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and none others shall be employe Indian agents shall be required to state, under oath, upon rendering their quarterly ac counts, that the employés claimed for were actually and bona fide employed at such agency, and at the compensation as claimed, and that such service was necessary; and that such agent is not to receive, and has not received, directly or indirectly, any part of the compen. sation claimed for any other employé : Provided, That when there is no officer authorized to administer oaths within convenient distance of such agent, the Secretary of the Interior may direct such returns to be made upon certificate of the agent: And provided further, That in case it should be necessary, at any agencies, to have more employés than provided for in this section, the Secretary may, by written order, authorize the increase necessary ; but in no case shall the amount expended at any agency exceed $10,000 in any one year ; and the provision of this section shall apply to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1875.
SEC. 6. That hereafter it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, and the offcers charged by law with the distribution of supplies to the Indians, under appropriations made by law, to distribute them and pay them out to the Indians entitled to them, in such proper proportions as that the amount of appropriation made for the current year shall not be expended before the end of such current year, so as to prevent deticiencies; and no expenditure shall be made or liability incurred on the part of the Government on account of the Indian service for any fiscal year (unless in compliance with existing law) beyond the amount of money previously appropriated for said service during such year.
SEC. 7. That hereafter no purchase of goods, supplies, or farining implements, or any other article whatsoever, the cost of which shall exceed $1,000, shall be paid for from the money appropriated by this act, unless the same shall have been previously advertised and contracted for as beretofore provided by law; and no payment of any part of the money appropriated by this act, or heretofore appropriated, for the expenses of the Indian Department, shall be credited to any Government officer until the proper vouchers therefor shall first have been sbmitted to, examined, and authorized by the accounting officers of the Treasury : And provided further, That copies of all contracts made by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, or any other officer of the Government, for the Indian service, shall be fur. nished to the Second Auditor of the Treasury before any payment shall be made thereon.
SEC. 8. That hereafter the Secretary of the Interior cause to be prepared and delivered to the Public Printer, on or before the first day of November of each year, & tabular state. ment of the items paid out up to that date of the appropriations made for the Indian Department for the fiscal year previously ending, each item being placed under the appropria. tion from which it was paid, in such manner as to show the disposition made of each appropriation and the amount unexpended of each; also an itemized statement of the salaries and incidental expenses paid at each agency for the said year, and the appropriations out of which paid, and the number of Indians at each agency; and that the same be laid be. fore Congress on the first day of the succeeding session, and that the report of the Com
Brought forward..... missioner of Indian Affairs, with the reports of agents, be printed and laid before Congress on the first day of the said session.
SEC. 9. That hereafter all bidders under any advertisement published by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for proposals for goods, supplies, transportation, &c., for and on account of the Indian service, whenever the value of the goods, supplies, &c., to be furnished, or the transportation to be performed, shall exceed the sum of $5,000, sball accom. papy their bids with a certified check, or draft payable to the order of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, upon some United States depository or some one of such solvent national banks as the Secretary of the Interior may designate, which check or draft shall be 5 per cent. on the amount of the goods, supplies, transportation, &c., as aforesaid; and in case any such bidder, on being awarded a contract, shall fail to execute the same with good and sufficient sureties according to the terms on which such bid was made and accepted, such bidder shall forfeit the amount so deposited to the United States, and the same shall forthwith be paid into the Treasury of the United States : but if such contract shall be duly executed, as aforesaid, such draft or check so deposited shall be returned to the bidder.
SEC, 10. That hereafter the security or securities, upon the bond required by the act of February 27, 1851, to be given by each Indian agent before entering upon the duties of his office, shall file & sworn statement with the Secretary of the Interior, setting forth the nature and kind of property owned by such security or securities, the value of the same, and where situated; and that no money appropriated by this act shall be paid to any Indian agent hereafter appointed until the security or securities shall have filed such statement. Each Indian agent shall keep a book of itemized expenditures of every kind, with a record of all contracts, together with the receipts of money from all sources; and the books thus kept shall always be open to inspection; and the said books sball remain in the office at the respective reservations, not to be removed from said reservation by said agent, but shall be safely kept and handed over to his successor; and true transcripts of all entries of every character in said books shall be forwarded quarterly by each agent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairy: Provided, That should any agent knowingly make any false entry in said books, or in the transcripts directed to be forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, or shall knowingly fail to keep a perfect entry in said books as herein prescribed, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction before any United States court having jurisdiction of such offense, shall be fined in a sum not less that $500 nor more than $1,000, at the discretion of the court, and shall be rendered incompetent to hold said office of Indian agent after conviction under this act.
SEC. 11. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby ig, authorized and directed to re-imburse the United States in the sum of $24,000, by transfer from funds in the Treasury belonging to the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Wea, and Piankeshaw Indians, now to their credit under the act of Congress approved July 12, 1862 ; said sum being the amount advanced by the act of April 10, 1869, in the payment for certain lands purchased from the Senecas and sold to the Kaskaskias : Provided, That there be first deducted from said amount of $24,000 the sum of $5,712.71, the same being the balance of amount due to said Indians for money derived from the sale of their trust-lands, together with amount due them for lands erroneously sold as public lands.
SEC. 12. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to convert into cash so much of the stocks held in trust for the Chickasaw tribe of Indians as shall, when sold, yield the sum of $100,000, and to pay the proceeds thereof to the treasurer of the Chickasaw Nation, to be by bim distributed to relieve the pressing necessities of the members of said tribe, to be available immediately : Provided, That the consent of the proper authorities of said Chickasaw Nation be first obtained to this disposition of their funds.
SEC. 13. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to pay to the treasurer of the Cherokee Nation of Indians, at his earliest convenience, the sum of $200,000, from the trust-funds held by the United States belonging to said nation of Indians, arising from the sales of the Cherokee lands lying south of Kansas and west of the ninety-sixth meridian of west longitude, (disposed of to the Osage Indians ;) said amount to be used by said nation in purchasing breadstuffs for said Cherokee Indians, rendered necessary to keep them from suffering in consequence of the destruction of their crops dur. ing the past season by the drought, grasshoppers, and chinch-bugs; and that said amount shall be distributed among said Cherokee Indians as provided by an act of the Cherokee national council, approved November 19, 1874, and shall be immediately available.
SEC. 14. That said amount shall not be paid to the said treasurer of the Cherokee Nation until the Secretary of the Interior shall have received in his office & duly certified copy of the said act of the national council of the Cherokee Nation, approved by the principal chief of said nation.
By the ac! making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1876, and for other purposes.
PUBLIC PRINTING AND BINDING.
For the public printing, for the public binding, and for paper for the public printing, inclu.
ding the cost of printing the debates and proceedings of Congress in the Congressional Record................................................................................. And out of the sum hereby appropriated, printing and binding may be done by the Con
gressional Printer to the amounts following, namely: For the Court of Claims, $12,000; for the Department of State, $25,000; for the Treasury
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................................................ $1, 625, 507 66 Department, $300,000; for the War Department, $120,000; for the Navy Department, $65.000 : for the Interior Department, $225,000; for the Agricultural Department, $15.000; for the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General's Office, $10,000; for the Supreme Court of the United States, $25,000; for the supreme court of the District of $5,000; for the Post-Office Department, 8175,000; and for both Houses of Congress,
$648,507.06. For lithographing, mapping, and engraving for both Houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, i and the Court of Claims......
30,000 09 For printing at the Government Printing-Office, twenty thousand copies of the report of the !
Commissioner of Education for the use of the Commissioner, $10,000; ten thousand of said, copies to be for the use of the House, five thousand for the use of the Senate, and five thousand for the use of the Commissioner of Education..............
FOR LIFE-SAVING AND LIFE-BOAT STATIONS.
For salaries of two superintendents of the life-saving stations on the coasts of Long Island and New Jersey, at $1,500 each; one assistant to superintendent on the coast of Long Island, $500: for one superintendent on the coast of Massachusetts, $1,000; for one superintendent on the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, $1,000; for one superintendent on the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina, $1,000; for one superintendent on the coast of Florida, 31,000 : for one superintendent on the coasts of Delaware and Virginia, $1,000; for one superintendent on the coasts of Lakes Erie and Ontario, $1,000; for one superintendent on the coasts of Lakes Huron and Superior, $1.000; and for one superintendent for the life.
saving stations on the coast of Lake Michigan, $1,000; in all....
tary of the Treasury may deem necessary and proper........
the same; supplies and provisions for houses of refuge and for shipwrecked persons suecored at stations; traveling-expenses of officers under orders from the Treasury Depart. ment, and contingent expenses, including freight, storage, repairs to apparatus, medals, stationery, advertising, and miscellaneous expenses that cannot be included under any other head of life-saving stations on the coasts of the United States......
And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, whenever he shall deem it advisa. ble, to acquire, by donation or purchase in behalf of the United States, the right to use and occupy sites for life-saving or life-boat stations, houses of refuge and sites for pierhead beacons the establishment of which has been, or shall hereafter be, authorized by Congress.
11, 500 00 10, 000 00 30, 000 00
2, 400 00 157, 6800
30, 000 00
361, 300 00
25,583 46 283, 000 00
For the pay of thirty-four captains, one hundred and one lieutenants, and sixty-three engi
neers, and for pay of pilots employed.. For rations of thirty-four captains, one hundred and one lieutenants, sixty-three engineers,
and for rations of pilots employed ..... For pay of eight hundred and sixty petty officers, 'seamen, cooks, stewards, boys, coal.
passers, and firemen ......... For rations for eight hundred and sixty petty officers, seamen, cooks, stewards, boys, coal.
passers, and firemen, three hundred and thirteen thousand and nine hundred rations,
including the liquor-equivalent ..... For fuel for thirty-eight vessels, repairg and outfits for same, ship-chandlery and engineers'
stores for same, traveling-expenses of officers traveling on duty under orders from the Treasury Department, commutation of quarters, and contingent expenses, including wharfage, towage, dockage, freigbt, advertising, surveys, and miscellaneous expenses which cannot be included under special heads ........................
ne liquor equivalent..................................
98, 000 00
260, 000 00
200, 000 00
For paper, engraving. printing, express charges, and other expenses of making and issuing the national currency, to be disbursed under the Secretary of the Treasury ......
Provided. That the national-bank notes shall be printed under the direction of the Secre. tary of the Treasury, and upon the distinctive or special paper which has been, or may hereafter be adopted by him for printing United States notes. For expenses of operating macerating machine ..... For transportation of notes, bonds, and other securities of the United States, finished and
3,000 00 50, 000 00
250, 000 00
For paper for notes, bonds, and other securities, including mill expenses, boxing, and trans
portation ..... For labor, (by the day or piece or contract,) including labor of workman skilled in engrav. ing, transferring, plate-printing, and other specialties necessary for carrying on the work of engraving and printing notes, bonds, and other securities of the United States, the pay
Object of appropriation.
Brought forward ...... for such labor to be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury at rates not exceeding the rates usually paid for such work, and for other expenses of engraving and printing notes,
bonds, and other securities of the United States ....... For materials other than paper required in the work of engraving and printing. For the purchase of engravers' tools, dies, rolls, and plates, and for machinery and repairs of the same ...............................................................................
Provided, That the above-named notes, currency, and other securities of the United States be executed with not less than three plate-printings: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall have executed one or two of such printings by such responsible and capable and experienced bank-note companies or bank-dote engravers as may contract for the same at the lowest cost to the Government, and at prices not greater than those heretofore paid for the same class of work; no company or establishment executing more than one printing upon the same note or obligation, and the final printing and finishing to be executed in the Treasury Department.
sponsible and capabury shall have se plate-printings: Aber securities of the
50, 000 00
For defraying the expenses of the Supreme Court and circuit and district courts of the United
States, including the District of Columbia, and also for jurors and witnesses and expenses of suits in which the United States are concerned, of prosecutions for offenses committed against the United States; for the safe-keeping of prisoners; and for the expenses which may be incurred in the enforcement of the act of February 28, 1871, relative to the right of
citizens to vote, or any acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.... For the support and maintenance of convicts transferred from the District of Columbia..... For defending suits and defraying expenses thereof in claims against the United States pend.
ing in any Department, and for the defense of the United States in the Court of Claims, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney-General ..............................
Provided. That the compensation of the counsellor of the United States provided for by section five of the act of Congress creating a Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims,
approved June 23, 1874, shall not exceed 88,000 per annum. For expenses to be incurred in the prosecution and collection of claims due the United States,
to be disbursed under the direction of the Attorney-General...... For defraying the expenses of defending claims under the convention with Mexico of the 4th
of July, 1868, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney-General ....... For detecting and punishing violations of the intercourse-acts of Congress, and frauds com
mitted in the Indian service, the same to be expended by the Attorney-General, in allow. ing such increased fees and compensation of witnesses, jurory, and marshals, and in defray.
ing such other expenses as may be necessary for this purpose ......... For this sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended under the direction of
the Attorney-General in the detection and prosecution of crimes against the United States.. For iron gratings for the windows, and putting up the same, in the building for penitentiary
in the Territory of Montana..... For repairs and preservation of the court-house building in the city of Washington, and for tiling the basement-floors of the wame....
Prorided. That hereafter the building shall be under the supervision and control of the Attorney-General.
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8, 000 00 25, 000 00 1, 200 00 3,000 00
100, 000 00
40, 000 00
15, 000 00 6,000 00
For the continuation of the geological and geographical survey of the Territories of the
United States, under the direction of tbe Secretary of the Interior, during the fiscal year endins June 30. 1876 : by the first division, under F. V. Hayden, in Colorado and such adja. cent portions of Utah and New Mexico as were not explored the preceding year, $75,000; and by the second division, under J. W. Powell, in Utah, $25,000; in all, $100,000, to be
immediately available................................................................... For the preparation and publication of the maps, charts, geological sections, and other
engravings necessary to illustrate the reports of the United States geological and geographi. cal survey of the Territories: by the first division, $20,000; and by the second division,
320,000; in all, $40,000, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.. For collection of mining and mineral xtatistics, under charge of Prof. Rossiter W. Raymond,
the amount to be immediately available, to be expended, and to be for the completion of
prepared in the General Land-Office.....
rided, That it does not interfere with existing contracts.. Por kitchen utensils, wash-room apparatus, and driving-engine... To enable the Secretary of the Interior to purchase & suitable safe for the use of the disburg.
ing.clerk of the Department of the Interior, $2.000, or so much thereof as may be necessary. For furniture, carpenter and mason work, and materials, painting, plastering, and other
work necessary to the proper repair of the capitol building at Olympia, Washington Terri. tory, $5,274.75, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended under the direc. tion of the Secretary of the Interior .....
That the additional compensation authorized by section 4744 of the Revised Statutes, to be paid to clerks detailed to investigate guspected attempts of fraud upon the Government through and by virtue of the pension-laws, shall be the actual and necessary expenses of transportation, and a per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence, not exceeding $4 per diem.