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FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. (JH. 51. 1876. 29 said public sale: Provided, That said lends shall not be sold for less Selling price. . than their appraised value, or for less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre. And patents in ieesimple shall be issued to the purchasers of _ Patents, when lands under the seals herein provided for upon the payment to the Seexe *S°“°d· tary of the Interior in full of the purchase price of the same: Provided, That if any of said tracts of land shall contain valuable improvements Impmvemen ts, thereon, made by or for the Indians, or for Government purposes, said h°“' S01d- improvements may be sold separately from the lands on which they are situated, or may be sold with the land, us the Secretary of the Interior may deem best: And provided further, That the second section of the 187% °h· *3*% _ act of Congress, approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy pe£8§°"’°‘* 391* ‘°' two, making provision ior the sale of u portion of these lands, be, and ' the same is hereby, repeu.1ed.· ` Sec. 2. That there be, and hereby is, appropriated out of any moneys Appropriation. in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, out of which not more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be used in deirayiug expenses already incurred for the subsistence of said Pawnee tribe of Indians, and for their re— Subsistence and moval to the Indian Territory, and other necessary expenses connected ¤*>¤1¤V=¤1 of PM'- with their establishment and settlement therein: Provided, That the “°‘*°· accounts for said expenses heretoiore incurred shall not be paid until A<¤¤¤¤¤Q¤ TM after they have been examined and approved by the Secretary of the Past °‘P°"d‘°“““· Interior, who is directed to settle said expenses upon principles of equity and justice as between the claimants and the Indians. And the residue A plication of ofseid three hundred thousand dollars after the payment of expenses 1"?§i3P° of ¤PPT0· heretofore incurred shall be applied to defray the expenses of appraise- P““*"°”· ment and sale of the lands referred to in theiirst section of this ect, and to the settlement of said Indians, and to their tnrther subsistence, until they een become self-sustaining, and also in the purchase of agricultw ral implements and live stock, and in establishing and supporting schools, and for other beneficial ohieets including expenditures made for the above mentioned purposes during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six; said sums to be available for the purposes hereinbefore specihed immediately utter the approval of this act: Provided,' That the said three hundred thousand dollars Re-imnursegnent .herein appropriated shall be reimbursed to the United States out of the °f **PP”°P“”=°*°"· funds arising from the sale of the lands described in the first section of this uct: And provided also, That so much of the residue of the three hundred thousand dollars aforesaid as may be needed for the immediate necessities of the aforesaid Pawnee Indians may be expended in the Purchase of impurchuse of supplies therefor in open market. mcdiam S¤PPU•‘>¤· Sec. 3. That any surplus that may remain from the proceeds of the Surplus of pmsale of the lands described in said first section, after the reimbursement {meds of SM, MW · to the United States of said sum of three hundred thousand dollars, and ’QQ*°d Md **1* after the purchase of a suitable reservation in the Indian Territory for P I ‘ the Pawnee tribe of I ndinns, shall be placed to the credit of said Indians on the books of the Treasury of the United States, and bear interest at a. rate not to exceed five per eentum per annum, payable semi annually, except such portion thereof as the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the President of the United States, may deem necessary to be expended for their immediate use ior subsistence or other beneficial ‘ objects. Sec. 4. That the following described reservation in Indian Territory New reservation be, end the same is hereby, set apart for the use und occupation of the for P=*W¤°°¤· Pawnee tribe of Indians, namely: All that tract of country between the Cinnamon and Arkansas Rivers embraced within the limits of townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range four east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty three, and twenty-four north, of range live east, townships eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, and twenty-three north, of range six east of the Indian meridian: Provided, That the 14 Swv-,804- terms of the sixteenth article of the Cherokee treaty of July nineteenth,