United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress, pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)
INDIAN LEGISLATION OF FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. 461 cier, two hundred and seventy-five dollars; in all, one thousand seven hundred and seventy- three dollars: Provided, That they shall upon payment relinquish all claim to the lands they are occupying and remove from the reservation at such time as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. To pay Albert M. Anderson, formerly agent at the Colville Agency, State of Washington, for expenses incurred in bringing a delegation of Colville Indians from the Colville Agency to Washington and return in January, nineteen hundred, as approved by the Secretary of the Interior, six hundred and two dollars and fifty cents. * * * [Vol. 33, p. 1063.] For payment to J. Hale Sypher, out of any funds in the Treasury of the United States belonging to the Choctaw Nation, five thousand dollars, being in full settlement of the claim of the said Sypher against the said Choctaw Nation growing out of legal services performed by him under and by virtue of a certain agreement made and entered into between the legally authorized commissioners of said nation and said Sypher on the seventh day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, in accordance with the findings of the Court of Claims made in pursuance of the reference of the claim of the said J. Hale Sypher to the said Court of Claims for adjudication, under the Act of Congress of April twenty-first, nineteen hundred and four, being "An Act making appropriations for the cur- rent and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and for other purposes," which said sum the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby author- ized and directed to immediately pay to the said J. Hale Sypher upon execution by him of a receipt in full for all claims against the said Choctaw Nation for legal and professional serv- ices rendered by him to said nation under the agreement aforesaid. That all actions against Indians or their property in the Territory of Oklahoma, whose affairs are under the supervision of Indian agents or bonded superintendents, shall be brought in the district court of the county in which the Indian resides. To enable the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse, as heretofore approved by him, to Axel Jacobson, the sum of two hundred and forty-three dollars actually expended by him in feeding, clothing, and caring for twenty-five Indian pupils at the Indian school, Wittemberg, Wisconsin, from July first to August twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five. The President is hereby authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee to Ira M. Jones, an Ottawa allottee, for a part of the land heretofore allotted to him in the Indian Territory, to wit: The northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section thirty, township twenty- eight north, range twenty-three east, of the Indian meridian, and all restrictions as to the sale, encumbrance, or taxation of said land are hereby removed. That Joseph E. Milot, citizen Pottawatomie allottee numbered one hundred and forty- four, to whom a trust patent has been issued containing restrictions upon the alienation, may sell and convey the unsold portion of his allotment, but such conveyance shall be sub- ject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, and when so approved shall convey full title to the purchaser the same as if a final patent without restrictions had been issued to the allottee. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee simple to W. E. Hardy, Amelia Clavier, Melinda Harris, William Hardy, W. F. S. Hardy, and members of the Kansas tribe of Indians in Oklahoma, for the land heretofore allotted to her in the Territory of Oklahoma and described as follows: Lot six of section seven, and the north half of the southwest one-quarter of section eight, all in township twenty-seven, range four, containing one hundred and fifty-five acres, and the west half of the southwest one-quarter and the northwest one-quarter of section twenty-one, town- ship twenty-eight, range five, containing two hundred and forty acres, all on the Kansas Reservation in Oklahoma Territory. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to issue pat- ents in fee to Okemah and his wife Thithequa, Wahnahkethehah, Noten, Tahpahthea, Shuck- equah, and Neconopit, members of the Kickapoo tribe heretofore allotted in the Territory of Oklahoma for lands so allotted to them, in said Territory, and all restrictions as to sale, incumbrance, or taxation of said land are hereby removed. That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee to W. T. Whittaker for the land heretofore allotted to him in the Cherokee Nation, as follows: The west one-half of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section seventeen, township twenty-one, north, range nineteen east, and the northeast quar- ter of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section seventeen, township twenty- one north, range nineteen east, containing thirty acres. That the following-named allottees of lands in the Quapaw Agency, Indian Territory, are authorized upon approval of the Secretary of Interior, to alienate certain portions of their allotments therein described, as follows: Henry Hicks, lot numbered three, containing three acres, more or less, and Philip R. Dawson, lot numbered four, containing twenty-eight acres, all in section thirty, township twenty-seven north of range twenty-four east. That all restrictions on lands of adopted full blood adult white allottees in the Quapaw Agency are hereby removed.
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