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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
THE UNITED STATES;
PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND
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, Moneya 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 fulfil ling 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 from 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 kept, and laid and statements thereof be annually laid before Congress.
before Congress Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the provisions Precisione of the 4th section of the act of June 14th, 1836, entitled “ An June, 1836, esact making appropriations for the Indian Department, &c.," be and are hereby extended, in such manner as to apply to the disposition of all moneys that may hereafter be received under the
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,
M. VAN BUREN,
and President of the Senate. Approved, January 9th, 1837.
CHAP. 2. An ACT making an appropriation for the suppression of Indian
[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.