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ACTS

PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION

OF THE

TWENTY-FOURTE CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

1837.

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THE UNITED STATES;

PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND
HELD AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, ON MONDAY, THE FIFTH DAY OF DECEMBER,
ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX.

Andrew Jackson, President. Martin Van Buren, Vice President, and President

of the Senate. James K. Polk, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1. An ACT to regulate, in certain cases, the disposition of the proceeds

of lands ceded by Indian tribes to the United States. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That all moneys received from the sales of lands, that have been, Money received or may be hereafter, ceded to the United States by Indian tribes, the Treasury. by treaties providing for the investment or payment to the Indians, parties thereto, of the proceeds of the lands ceded by them, respectively, after deducting the expenses of survey and sale, any sums stipulated to be advanced, and the expenses of fulfilling any engagements contained therein, shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States in the same manner that moneys received from the sales of public lands are paid into the Treasury.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all sums that are Necessary appro or may be required to be paid, and all moneys that are or to be paid Croma may be required to be invested by said treaties, are hereby ap- the Treasury. propriated in conformity to them, and shall be drawn from the Treasury as other public moneys are drawn therefrom, under such instructions as may, from time to time be given by the President.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all investments Investments of of stock, that are or may be required by said treaties shall be made under the direction of the President; and special accounts Special accounts of the funds under said treaties shall be kept at the Treasury, be kepu, and laid

before Congress and statements thereof be annually laid before Congress.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the 4th section of the act of June 14th, 1836, entitled “ An June, 1836, eract making appropriations for the Indian Department, &c.,” bevanded. and are hereby extended, in such manner as to apply to the disposition of all moneys that may hereafter be received under the

stock.

Provisions
sec. 4, act 14th

1837. treaties therein named, or under any others containing similar

stipulations for the payment to the Indians, annually, of interest upon the proceeds of the lands ceded by them.

JAMÉS K. POLK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

M. VAN BUREN,
Vice President of the United States,

and President of the Senate. Approved, January 9th, 1837.

ANDREW JACKSON.

CHAP. 2. An ACT making an appropriation for the suppression of Indian

hostilities.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen.

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, $2000,000 appro. That the further sum of two millions of dollars shall be, and priatod.

the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray any expenses which

have been, or may be, incurred, in preventing or suppressing How to be er. the hostilities of any Indians; to be expended under the direcpondod

tion of the Secretary of War, conformably to the acts of Congress of the nineteenth of March, and the second of July last, and of the acts therein referred to.

Approved, January 9th, 1837.

CHAP. 3. An ACT supplementary to the act entitled "An act establishing a

mint, and regulating the coins of the United States."

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, Oflicers bow ap. That the officers of the mint of the United States shall be a di. painted

rector, a treasurer, an assayer, a melter and refiner, a chief coiner and an engraver, to be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate. Daties of

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the respective du

ties of the officers of the mint shall be as follows: Director First. The director shall have the control and management

of the mint, the superintendence of the officers and persons employed therein, and the general regulation and supervision of the business of the several branches. And in the month of January of every year he shall make report to the President of the United States of the operations of the mint and its branches for the year preceding. And also to the Secretary of the Treasury, from time to time, as said Secretary shall require, setting forth all the operations of the mint subsequent to the last report made upon the subject.

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