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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1879

Indian legislation by the third session of the Forty-fifth, and first session of the Forty-sixth Congress,   pp. 185-189 PDF (2.2 MB)

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all persons whom such agents may deem to be improper persons to reside in
the Indian 
Now, therefore, for the purpose of properly protecting the interests of the
nations and tribes, as well as of the United States in said Indian Territory,
and of 
duly enforcing the laws governing the same, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President
of the 
United States, do admonish and warn all such persons so intending or preparing
remove upon said lands or into said Territory, without permission of the
proper agent 
of the Indian Department, against any attempt to so remove or settle upon
any of the 
lands of said Territory; and I do further warn and notify any and all such
persons who 
may so offend, that they will be speedily and immediately removed therefrom
by the 
agent according to the laws made and provided; and if necessary the aid and
ance of the military forces of the United States will be invoked to carry
into proper 
execution the laws of the United States herein referred to. 
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the
States to be affixed. 
Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-sixth day of April, in the year
of our 
Lord fine thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and of the Independence
of the 
United States the one hundred and third. 
[L. S.]                                         RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. 
By the President: 
Secretary of State. 
CHAP. 35. AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Army for the
fiscal year ending June 
thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty, and for other purposes. [June 23,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America 
in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,
ated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, far the
support of 
the Army for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty,
as follows: 
SEC. 7. That the Secretary of War shall be authorized to detail an officer
of the 
Army, not above the rank of captain, for special duty with reference to Indian

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