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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1883
([1883])

Indian legislation passed during the second session of the Forty-seventh Congress,   pp. 184-191 PDF (3.2 MB)


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INDIAN    LEGISLATION.                           187 
regard to the amount due or paid, the name or character of the article 
furnished or received, or of the service rendered, or to the date of pur-
chase, delivery, or performance of service, or in any other particular, 
shall not be entitled to payment or credit for any part of said voucher,
Penalty. 
account, or claim; and if any such credit shall be given or received, or
payment made, the United States may recharge the same to the officer 
or person receiving the credit or payment, and recover the amount from 
either or from both, in the same manner as other debts due the United 
States are collected: Provided, That where an account contains more  Provisos.
than one voucher the foregoing shall apply only to such vouchers as 
contain the misrepresentation: And provided further, That the officers 
and persons by and between whom the business is transacted shall be 
presumed to know the facts in relation to the matter set forth in the 
voucher, account, or claim: And provided further, That the foregoing 
shall be in addition to the penalties now prescribed by law, and in no 
way to affect proceelings under existing law for like offenses. That, This
section to 
where practicable, this section shall be printed on the blank forms of be
printed  on 
vouchers provided for general use,                                  blank
vouchers. 
Approved, March 1, 1883. 
[PUBLIC-NO. 78.] 
CHAP. 139. -AN ACT to establish certain post-routes. [Vol. 22, p. 572.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
State8 of America in Congress assembled, That the following post-routes 
be, and the same are hereby, established: 
INDIAN TERRITORY. 
From Cottonwood to Fort Smith.                                     Vol. 22,
p. 575. 
From Briartown to Webber's Falls. 
Approved, March 3,1883. 
[PUBLIc-No. 79.] 
CHAP. 140.-AN ACT to create three additional land districts in the Territory
of 
Dakota. [ VoL 22, p. 582.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United  Additionalland
States of America in Congress assembled, That all that part of the Terri-
districts,Dakota, 
tory of Dakota bounded as follows, to wit, commencing at the most authorized.
easterly point where the Missouri River crosses the second standard &c.Boundaries,
parallel; thence up and along said river to the most westerly point 
where said river crosses said parallel; thence west on said parallel to 
the south fork of the Cheyenne River; thence southwest along said 
south fork of said Cheyenne River to the twenty-sixth degree of longi- 
tude west from Washington; thence south to the south boundary of 
the Territory of Dakota; thence east along said south boundary of said 
Territory to the Missouri River; thence northwesterly along said river 
to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, constituted a 
new land district, and the office shall be located at such place in said
Location of of- 
district as shall be designated by the President of the United States. fices.
SEc. 2. That all that part of the Territory of Dakota bounded as fol- Boundaries.
lows, to wit, commencing at the most westerly point where the Missouri 
River intersects the second standard parallel; thence northerly along 
said river to the fifth standard parallel; thence west to the twenty-sixth
degree of longitude west from Washington; thence south to the north 
fork of the Cheyenne River; thence east and south along said river to 
its month ; thence up and along the south fork of the Cheyenne River 
to a point where the second standard parallel produced would interseet 
said river ; thence east to the Missouri River, at the place of beginning,
be, and the same is hereby, constituted a new land district, and the 
office shall be located at such place in said district as shall be desig-
Location of of. 
nated by the President of the United States.                        lece,
&c. 


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