United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/15th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 43

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 3
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Fifteenth Congress, 2nd Session, Chapter 43

Feb. 24, 1819.
Chap. XLIII.—An Act supplementary to the act entitled “An act to provide for the prompt settlement of public accounts.”

Act of March 3, 1817, ch. 45.
Act of Feb. 24, 1819, ch. 43.
The 2d auditor to receive unsettled accounts of Indian affairs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the third day of March next, it shall be the duty of the second auditor of the treasury, to receive all unsettled accounts arising out of Indian affairs, with the exception of those appertaining to Indian trade, and examine the same, and thereafter certify the balance, and transmit the accounts, with the vouchers and certificates, to the second comptroller, for his decision thereon: Provided, That if, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the public interest and convenience would be promoted by assigning all, or any part of, the said accounts to the third auditor, he shall be, and hereby is, authorized to make such assignment accordingly.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the auditor charged with the examination of the accounts as aforesaid, to keep all accounts of the receipts and expenditures of the public money in regard to them; to receive from the second comptroller the accounts which shall have been finally adjusted, and to preserve such accounts, with the vouchers and certificates.Duty of the auditor. And it shall be the duty of the said auditor to make such reports on the business hereby assigned to him, as the Secretary of War may deem necessary, and require, from time to time, for the service of the War Department.

The treasurer or to disburse moneys for Indian department.
Countersigned, &c.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of the United States shall disburse all such moneys as shall have been previously ordered for the use of the Indian Department, with the exception of those relating to Indian trade before mentioned, by warrants from the treasury; which disbursements shall be made pursuant to warrants drawn by the Secretary of War, and countersigned by the second comptroller, and registered by the second and third auditor, as the case may be.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act to which this is a supplement, as is inconsistent with this act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, February 24, 1819.