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before the persons superintending such payment. They will inquire into the circumstances, and interrogate the Indians; and if they are satisfied the claim is just, they will then make a formal demand upon the tribe for satisfaction. It, thereupon, such tribe agree to make satisfaction, the amount shall be taken from the annuity due to such tribe, and paid to the person entitled thereto. Triplicate receipts will be taken from the person receiving such payment, expressing the nature and circumstances thereof; one of which shall be kept by the agent or sub-agent; one shall be delivered to a chief of the tribe, and the third shall be transmitted, with the annuity receipts, to the office of Indian Affairs. The annuity receipt will also express the payment so made--that is, it will acknowledge, on the part of the Indians, the receipt of the whole annuity due to them; specifying that such part was due to them, and such part to the person named, on account of the injury before mentioned.

14 If the Indians refuse to allow such claimi, the agent, sub-agent, and military officers attending the payment, will, after making the inqui. ries aforesaid, state all the circumstances which may become known to then, and certify the same, together with their opinion, with the documents and proofs, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for ultimate decision. And when it shall be decided that the claimant is entitled to redress, special instructions will be issued to the proper agent or sub. agent, and at the next period of paying the annuity the amount will be deducted therefrom, and paid to the proper person.

And the Indians will be informed that such is the decision of the President upon the case.

15 Payments of all annuities will be made in public, and in the presence of whatever persons may choose to attend ; and triplicate receipt rolls will be prepared, and will be signed by the proper chiefs of the tribe. These receipt rolls will be witnessed by two or more respectable persons, who may attend the payment, and will be duly certified by the persons making and superintending the same; two of these rolls will be forwarded for settlement.

16. The agent or sub-agent will reduce to writing the substance of all the speeches made by the Indians who may be present, and transmit fair copies of the same to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. These speeches will be certified by the military officers.

17. The abovementioned law provides that no allowance will be made to any military officer for his services, except for his actual travelling expenses. The expenses of transporting the annuity, including a reasonable con pensation to a confidential person, tu aid in the transportation, where the amount is large, will be paid upon the production of proper vouchers, and the certificate of the officer inaking the expenditure. Where, from exposed situations, or from the magnitude of the sum, it may become necessary to provide for the greater security of the funds, instructions will be issued from the Adjutant General's Office to the respective commanding officers to furnish such a guard as may be required.

It is intended to designate the officers at each station, doing the duty of quartermaster or commissary, to disburse the funds herein referred to. And, as a general rule, the commanding officer of the post will be appointed to aid in superintending the payment. Necessary exceptions from these rules, when they occur, will be provided for.

18. It will be the duty of the agent or sub-agent, and military officers

attending these payments, to explain fully to the Indians the provisions of the 16th and 17th sections of the abovementioned act, which prescribe the mode of redress, as well for white persons as Iudians, when injuries are committed by one upon the other. And the Indians will, at such times, be enjoined to restrain their own people from commiting injuries, not only as the offender is liable to punishment, but be(ause the amount will be deducted from the annuity due to the tribe; and they will also be informed that the law makes adequate provision for their coinpensation when they are injured by citizens of the United States; but if they ende" vor to procure redress by violent means, they become not only liable to punishment, but forfeit all their claims to compensation.

19 The twelfth section of the above named act having provided that when any Indian tribe requests it, the annuity due to such tribe may be paid in goods, it will be the duty of the agent or sub-agent, while attending any annuity payment, to commuricate this information to the

Indians, and to inquire of them whether they desire their next annuity to be paid in money or in goods. Their answer will be signed by the chiers, certified by the agent, or sub-agent, and transmitted to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; and the Indians will be informed that the next annuity will be paid in the mode pojuted out by them, and arrangements will accordingly be made therefor.

20. Where an annuity is payable in goods, either by law, by treaty, or at the request of the Indians, such goods will be purchased by con. tract, to be based upon proposals previously issued. Such proposals will be issued under the direction of the Secretary of War, and by a person to be designated by hin, and will give at least thirty days' previous notice. Such notice will specify the amount required, the time and place of delivery, and will describe, as minutely as practicable, the kinds and quality of the various articles required. In determining the kind and quality of the articles, regard must be had to the habits and tastes of the tribe for whom such articles are designed. Of this, the proper superintendent, agent, or sub-agent must judge, unless the Indians themselves shall decide the matter. With this yiew, the subject will be explained to them at every annuity payment, and, if they see fit, the various articles in the proportions to be indicated by them, will be purchased accordingly for the next payment. The mode of determining the quantity will be as follows: if, for instance, the annuity due to the tribe be ten thousand dollars, the proposals will state that such a portion of that amount, say two thousand dollars, will be for blankets-such a portion, say two thousand dollars, for strouds-such a portion, say one thousand dollars, for calicoes—such a portion, say five hundred dollars, for powder-such a portion, say five hundred dollars, for tobacco-and so on ; designating the proportional part which shall be assigned to each particular object. The goods will be transported to the place of delivery at the sole expenre

of the contractor, and kept there at his risk until delivered by the proper officers to the Indians. In all cases, patterns of blankets, strouds, and such other articles as cannot be described with sufficient precision, will be deposited at some convenient place for inspection, and the articles to be furnished will be in conformity therewith. If they are not in such conformity, they will be liable to the proceeding subsequently described herein.

21. The agent, or sub-agent and military officers attending the pay

ment will particularly examine all the articles, and will take care that they are of the proper quality, so that full justice shall be done to the Indians. In case the goods are not upon the spot, it shall be referred to them whether they will receive the money, or wait till the goods can be procured, either at that or the succeeding season. If they choose to receive the money, it shall be immediately procured, and paid to them on the principle before described. they prefer the goods, such goods shall be procured by a new contract, the saine season is practicable; but if there is not time then, it shall be done at the next season. But if the goods are ready for delivery, and are found defective in quality, then the Indians shall also be called upon to decide whether they will receive such articles as are found defective, or whether they wish the payment to be made as is provided in this article. If they prefer the latter, the pro. ceedings above described will take place; but if they agree to accept the defective articles at such a price as the agent or sub agent and military officer may fix, then such persons will ascertain the difference in value between the articles so delivered, and those required to be delivered, and shall deduct double the amount thereof from the sum to be paid to the contractor, and pay the same to the Indians. But if the agent or sub-agent and military officer are satisfied that the quality of the articles is such that it would not be proper for the Indians, under any circumstances, to receive them, then they will explain the matter without referring the question to the Indians, and will proceed in other respects as before described.

22. Forms of notices for proposals for goods, and for contracts for the same, will be prepared and transmitted by the Commissioner of lodian Affairs. Every contractor will be required to give bond in twice the amount to be furnished, with at least three sufficient securities, whose solvency and respectability shall be known to the officer making the contract, or to respectable persons known to him,

23 Goods for the Indians will be delivered in the same manner as is provided in the delivery of specie. They will be divided into separate shares, or be handed over in bulk, as the Indians may choose tracts will be transmitted to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the receipt solls of the Indians as vouchers for the settlement of ihe accounts. No portion of the money will be paid until after the goods are actually received by the Indians.

24. In order to preserve the proper authority of the agent or sub-agent with the Indians, the agent or sub-agent will be the organ of commuoication at all annuity payments. Officers employed in the Indian Department, under the Act for the Organisation of the Indian Department, approved June 30th, 1834.

WILLIAM CLARK, St. Louis, compensation, $1500 per annum.
J. J. Ruland, Clerk, St. Louis, $1,000 per annum.

Agents, at a compensation of $1500 per annum.
William Marshall, Indiana
This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country within the limits of that State.

Benjamin Reyn. Ids. Chickasaws. This agency includes that tribe.

The con

Lawrence Talliaferro, St. Peters. This agency includes all the country west of the agency of Michilimackinac and Sault Ste. Marie, and north of the Green Bay and Prairie du Chien agencies, comprehending the various families of the Sioux tribe upon the waters of the Mississippi and its tributary streams, and upon the waters of Red river.

Jos M Steret, Prairie du Chien. This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country west of the Green Bay agency, south of the agencies of Michilimackinac and St. Peter's, extending west as far as the

Winnebago country extends, and comprehending within its limits the Sac and Fox Indians and their country.

R. W. rummins, Northern Agency of Western Territory. This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country within the superintendency of St. Louis, south of the Upper Missouri agency, excepting therefrom the Shawaners, Ottawas, Peorias and Kaskaskias, and Piankeshaws and Weas, who will constitute à separate sub-agency.

Johı Doughe:ty, Upping Missouri. This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country west of the State of Missouri, north of the northern agency of the Western Territory, and extending west and north, so to include the Otoes, Pawnees, Omahas, and Poncas.

Grorge Brivil, Git, Bay. This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country north of the Chicago agency, west and south of the agency of Michilimackinac, and the Sault Ste. Marie, and extending west to a lie running due north and south, through the portage of the Fox and Ouiscono sin rivers.

H. R. Schoolcraft, Michilimack?? ac and Sault Ste Marie This agency includes all the Indians and Indian country on the peninsula of Michigan, from the mouth of Thunder Bay river, round the shores of the lakes, to the White river of Lake Michigan, and the islands of Lake Huron, and the peninsula between Lake Supe rior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron, as far west as the Monistic river, and all the country upon Lake Superior, and all the region possessed by the Chippewa Indians, comprehending the Upper Mississippi.

F. W. Armstrong, Southern Agency of Western Terrilory, and acting

This agency includes the Choctaws and their country.

Sub-ugents, at a compensation of $750 per annum.
H. Conner, Michigan, L Tarraut,

Creeks, East. Lt. Col E. Cutler, Fort Winnebago George Varhon, Cherokees West. James Jackson,

Maumee. R. A McCabe, Creeks, West. J. L. Bean,


P. L. Chouteau, Osage. J. F. A. Sanford, Mandan,

Ohio Iudians,

J. McElvain, A. S. Hughes, Ioway.

Sandusky. M. G. Clark, Oita way.

James Stryker, Buffalo, N. Y. Interpreters, at a compensation of $300 per annum. R. Grignon, Green Bay.

Peter Cudjoe, Kickapoo. Antoine Le Clair, Rock Island. Henry Clay, Ottaway. Charles Maubrain, Missouri. B. Mongradier, Osage James Rankin, Sandusky. Jackson Kemp,

Chicka saws. George Johnson, Michilimackinac Paddy Carr, Creeks, East. Nathan Strong, Buffalo. not reported,) do. West. Antoine Dunord, Detroit.

(not reported,)

Cherokees do. James Baron, Logansport.

R. M. Jones,

Mich-el St. Cyr, Fort Winnebago. Jeffrey Dorney, Toways.

Amable Grignon, Prarie du Chien. Zepbier Rencouter, Sioux.
Dunc'n Campbell, St. Peters. Toussant Char
Jacques Mettez, St. Louis.

Joseph James, Kanzas. (not reported,) Quapaws.
James Conner, Shawanee. (not reported) Caddors.

} Mandan.

PENSION AGENTS. Alexander Ladd, Portsmouth, N. H. John Huske, Fayettville, N.C. Heman Allen, Burlington, Verın't. Joseph Johnson, Charleston, S. C. Joshua Wingate, jr. Portland, Me. John Cumming, Savannah, Ga. William Appleton, Boston, Mass. Jonathan Hunt, Mobile, Alab Enoch Parsons, Hartford, Conn. W. W. Montgomery, N. Orleans La. Philip Allen, Providence, R l. Thos. H. Fletcher, Nashville, Teun. Isaac Lawrence, City of New York. Robert King, Knoxville, Tenn. John C. Devereux, Utica, N. Y. I O'Fallon, St. Louis, Missouri. Wm. B. Rochester, Buffalo, N. Y. Joh. Tilford, Lexington, Ky + Philemon Dickinson, Trenton, N. J. Janies Reynolds, Cincinnati, Ohio. Nicholas Biddle, Philadelphia, Pa. S. R. Marshall, Natchez, Miss. A. Brackenridge, Pittsburg, Pa. + Thomas Posey, Corydan, Indiana. tJames Boothe, New Castle, Del. + Daniel Hay, Carmı, Illinois. William Patterson, Baltimore, Md. Ellis Doty, Detroit, Michigan. Sam. H. Smith, Washington, D. C.Wm E. Woodruff, Little Rock, Ark. Richard Anderson, Richmond, Va. 'tHorace Green, Decatur, Alabama.

+ Those marked thus(t) are appointed under the fourth section of the Act of April 24, 1816. All the other Agents hold their office under the Act of April 10, 1816, incorporating the Bank of the United States.

Pension Agenls under the Act of June 71h, 1832. A. Neuhall, President of Maine Bank, Portland, Maine. Isaac Waldron, President of Commercial Bank, Portsmouth, N. H. John K. Simpson, President of Commonwealth Bank, Boston, Mass. William T. Grinnell, President of Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. James Dodd, President of Farmers' and Mechanics' Barik, Hartford, Ct. E. T. Englesby, President of Bank of Burlington, Burlington, Vermont. John Fleming, President of Mechanics' Bank, New York. Esra Ames, President of Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank, Albany, NY. James Schott, President of Girard Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thomas Ellicott, President of Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, Md. John P. Van Ness, President of Bank of Metropolis, Washington, D. C. J. Marshall, Cashier of Planters' Bank, Savannah, Georgia. George S. Gaines, President of Branch U. S. Bank, Mobile, Alabama. Samuel Gustine, President of Planters' Bank, Natchez, Mississippi. G. M. Gibbs, President of Union Bank, Nashville, Tennessee. William X. Blair, Jonesborough, Tennessee. J. H. Groesbeck, President of Franklin Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio.

REVOLUTIONARY AND INVALID PENSIONERS. The following Table exhibits I. The number of Revolutionary Pensioners under the act of 18th March, 8, and Invalid Pensioners on rolls of the several States and Territories. II. Number of Revolutionary and Invalid Pensioners added since 15th October, 1833. III. Number of Revolutionary and Invalid Pensioners who have died in 1834. IV. Whole number of Persons now on the Pension rolls under act of June 7th, 1832 V. Number of Pensioners under act of June 7th, 1832, who have died since November 25, 1833. VI. Number of Pensioners under act of June 7ih, 1832, who have been added to the rolls since November 25th, 1833. VII. Number of Pensioners who have relinquished their Pensions under act of March 18, 1818, and have been placed on the rolls under act of June 7th, 1832. VIII. Amount of funds transmitted to the several Pension agents in 1834.

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