Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1850

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Page 306 - ... half that quantity for each unmarried child which is living with him over ten years of age ; and a quarter section to such child as may be under ten years of age, to adjoin the location of the parent.
Page 230 - And if any superintendent of Indian affairs, Indian agent, or sub-agent, or commanding officer of a military post, has reason to suspect or is informed that any white person, or Indian, is about to introduce, or has introduced, any spirituous liquor or wine into the Indian country, in violation of...
Page 33 - It is not allowable to interpret what has no need of interpretation, and when the words have a definite and precise meaning, to go elsewhere in search of conjecture in order to restrict or extend the meaning.
Page 230 - ... thousand dollars, and imprisoned not more than three years ; and every such ship or vessel, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with all materials, arms, ammunition, and stores, which may have been procured for the building and equipment thereof, shall be forfeited ; one-half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of the United States.
Page 35 - I have no hesitation in giving it as my opinion that the vicinity of land to the northward will always be in our favour.
Page 185 - Act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and for other purposes...
Page 306 - Clarkson, whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a Notary Public in and for the City and County of New York, dwelling In the said City, commissioned and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same.
Page 164 - This fund, provided by the treaty of 1835, consisted of. $5,600,000 00 From which are to be deducted, under the treaty of 1846, (4th article,) the sums chargeable under the 15th article of the treaty of 1835, which, according to the report of the accounting officers, will stand thus: For improvements $1,540,572 27 For ferries 159,572 12 For spoliations 264,894 09 For removal and subsistence of 18,026 Indians, at...
Page 117 - I have the honor to submit for your consideration the following report of the condition and affairs of the Cherokee tribe of Indians.
Page 33 - the first general maxim of interpretation is, that it is not allowable to interpret what has no need of interpretation. When a deed is worded in clear and precise terms, when its meaning is evident and leads to no absurd conclusion, there can be no reason for refusing to admit the meaning which such deed naturally presents. To go elsewhere in search of conjectures in order to restrict or extend it, is but an attempt to elude it. If this dangerous method be once admitted, there will be no deed which...

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