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654 ELEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 30. 1811. prices of goods that the capital stock furnished by the United States shall not bc ···¤~s>¤·=·1 *0 **=¤ diminished. h;::;;ics Sa Szc. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any agent or agents, their ’ c' clerks or other person employed by them, shall purchase or receive from any Indian, in the way of trade or barter, any gun, or other article, commonly used in hunting, any instrument of husbandry or cooking utensil, of the kind usually obtained by Indians, ’in their intercourse with white people, or any article of clothing, excepting skins or furs, he cr they shall respectively forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars for each offence, to be recovered by action of debt in the name and to the use of the United States, in any court having jurisdiction in like N<> wit *0 M cases: Provided, That no suit shall be commenced, except in the state §’;"Q'1?;°:f;g3bg: or territory within which the cause of action shall have arisen, or in territory in which the defendant may reside; and it shall be the duty of the superwhich We ¤=¤¤¤¤ intendent of Indian trade, or of the superintendents of Indian adairs, 3, i;°imc;"Q;; and their deputies respectively, to whom information of every such defendant may offence shall be given, to collect the requisite evidence, if attainable, to midé- prosecute the offender without delay. Qpods for an. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the goods requisite for an·

“ *1 b° nuities to the Indian nations, within the United States and the territories

, €nd€,¥t `§c "u` thereof, and for treaties with them, and for presents to be made them at the seat of government, or elsewhere, shall hcnccforward be purchased and transmitted to the proper posts and places, by the superintendent of Indian trade, upon orders from the department of war, and the accounts therefor shall be rendered to the war department. spccmc ap. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of P¤>PFi¤¥i¤¤S ¥`<>f this act the annual sum of two thousand dollars for the payment of the “f;;‘t?nd';tS"` salary of the superintendent of Indian trade, and the annual sum of two Qc, gw, ’ thousand five hundred dollars, {br the payment of the clerks in his odicc (including the sum of eight hundred dollars, allowed for an additional clerk, by the act passed on the twenty-sixth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ten,) are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of an y mgney in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropnate . Pay nf the Sm. ll. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of

    • S°¤'·¤»&°· M- this act, the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to draw annually from the treasury of the United States :-1 sum not

exceeding fourteen thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, to be applied under his direction, to the payment of the agents, assistant agents and clerks, at the trading houses; which agents shall be allowed to draw out of the public supplies two rations each, and each clerk one ration per day, which rations or such payments as may be made in lieu thereof, by the order of the President, shall be charged to the trading fund; and the President shall cause un annual report to be made to Congress of how much of the sum so authorized has been drawn, and in what manner the same has been applied. App{<>pri¤ti¢m Sm. 12. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and f" I“d"*“ ""d°‘ sixty thousand dollars, appropriated by the tenth section of the act, emituled "An act. for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes," 1806, ch. 48. approved twenty-first April, one thousand eight hundred and four, and the sum of forty thousand dollars, appropriated by the act, entituled "An 1809»°h·34· act supplemental to the act, entituled An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes," approved third March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, shall be, and remain a fund for the purpose of carrying on trade and intercourse with the Indian nations, in the manner provided by this act, exclusive of the salary of the superintendent of Iindim trade and of the allowances to agents, assistant agents and c er s. Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of said