United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 89
An agent to be appointed to the Osage Indians west of the state of Missouri, and territory of Arkansas.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint an agent for the Osage Indians west of the state of Missouri, and territory of Arkansas, who shall receive for his compensation the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, in full, and that all rations or other allowances made to him, shall be deducted from the sum hereby allowed.
Said agents to reside near said tribe or tribes.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of each Indian agent to reside and keep his agency within, or near the territory, claimed by the tribe or tribes of Indians for which he may be agent, at such place as the President of the United States may designate.
Approved, May 18, 1824.