Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs


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Página 163 - In either case, it would never require more than one account to be opened on the books of the Treasury. . . . The act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, passed in 1802, is the principal one that governs all our relations with the Indian tribes. Since this act was passed, many treaties have been concluded, which, with other causes, growing out of the increase of our population, and the consequent extension of our settlements, have contributed...
Página 161 - States, towards the execution of the act passed at the last session of Congress, " to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal west of the Mississippi," are all the treaties that have been made with the Indians since the last session of Congress.
Página 169 - Indian ,annuities пош payable under treaty provisions; dates of the acts of appropriation; names of tribes to whom payable; the sums which are permanent, and those which are limited, and the terms of limitation.
Página 160 - Department during the three first quarters of the year 1S31; the amount for which accounts have been rendered under each head for the same period; and the several balances remaining to be accounted for according to the books of this office.
Página 163 - ... or inconsiderable part. It may not be improper to add, that, should the foregoing propositions in regard to the laws relating to Indian affairs be deemed worthy of consideration, much useful and more detailed information may be obtained from the report which was made on this subject by Governor...
Página 162 - The multiplication of these acts and accounts tends to confusion, and renders it difficult to distinguish existing provisions from those that have been virtually repealed. It is apprehended, that an annual act, predicated on a statement to be laid before Congress, at the commencement of every session, shewing the annuities due, and to be provided for in the ensuing year, would simplify this branch of business, and render it at once much more intelligible, and much less laborious.

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