Text for Certified copy of the Act of Congress authorizing the appointments of Indian agents in California, 1850

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O.I.A. California S537

Department of State
Wash., Oct. 2, 1850

Certified copy of Act. of Congress, appt 18 Sept 1850 authorized appointment of Indian agents in California, & [illegible] that such shall perform the duties now required by law & receive 3000% per annum each [illegible].

Recd 2 Oct 1850
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31st Congress all session

An Act to authorize tha Appointment of Indian Agents California 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the President be authorized to appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than three agents for the Indian tribes within the State of California.

Such agents shall perform the duties now prescribed by law to Indian agents, and shall receive an annual compensation three thousand dollars each.

Howard Caff
Speaker of the H.R.

Mr. R. King
Speaker of the [illegible] [illegible]

Approved, Sept 28, 1850 
Willard [Williams?]

Department of State
Washington, October 2, 1850

A true copy carefully collated with the original roll, on file in this Department.
N. J. Derrick
C.C.