A-13193, MAY 13, 1926, 5 COMP. GEN. 906

A-13193: May 13, 1926

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ARE AUTHORIZED. THERE IS NOW FOR CONSIDERATION THE PROVISION IN THE ACT OF APRIL 13. IN VIEW OF THIS ENACTMENT I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT WHEN IT IS FOUND NECESSARY TO INSURE SHIPMENTS OF LIBERTY BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES SENT BY REGISTERED MAIL OR OTHERWISE. " IS AUTHORIZED WHEN THE SECURITIES INVOLVED BELONG TO THE INDIANS COLLECTIVELY AS A TRIBE.

A-13193, MAY 13, 1926, 5 COMP. GEN. 906

INSURANCE - SHIPMENTS OF SECURITIES OF OSAGE INDIANS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF APRIL 13, 1926, 44 STAT. 242, THE INSURANCE OF SHIPMENTS OF LIBERTY BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES BELONGING TO INDIANS COLLECTIVELY AS A TRIBE, AND THE PAYMENT OF THE PREMIUMS OF SUCH INSURANCE FROM THE FUNDS HELD IN TRUST FOR SUCH TRIBES, ARE AUTHORIZED. WHERE IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO INSURE SECURITIES BELONGING TO INDIVIDUAL INDIANS, SUCH PREMIUMS SHOULD BE PAID BY THE INDIAN OR FROM FUNDS HELD IN TRUST FOR HIM.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, MAY 13, 1926:

WITH FURTHER REFERENCE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 17, 1926, AND SUBSEQUENT CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO THE AUTHORITY TO INSURE SHIPMENTS OF LIBERTY BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES SENT FROM THE OSAGE INDIAN AGENCY AT PAWHUSKA, OKLA., TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, THERE IS NOW FOR CONSIDERATION THE PROVISION IN THE ACT OF APRIL 13, 1926, 44 STAT. 242, ENACTED SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE OF YOUR SUBMISSION, AS FOLLOWS:

THAT HEREAFTER THE FUNDS OF ANY TRIBE OF INDIANS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES MAY BE USED FOR PAYMENTS OF INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR PROTECTION OF THE PROPERTY OF THE TRIBE AGAINST FIRE, THEFT, TORNADO, HAIL, EARTHQUAKE, AND OTHER ELEMENTS AND FORCES OF NATURE.

IN VIEW OF THIS ENACTMENT I HAVE TO ADVISE THAT WHEN IT IS FOUND NECESSARY TO INSURE SHIPMENTS OF LIBERTY BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIES SENT BY REGISTERED MAIL OR OTHERWISE, PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS THEREON FROM THE FUND "PROCEEDS OF OIL AND GAS LEASES, ROYALTIES, ETC., OSAGE RESERVATION, OKLAHOMA," IS AUTHORIZED WHEN THE SECURITIES INVOLVED BELONG TO THE INDIANS COLLECTIVELY AS A TRIBE. WHERE IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO INSURE SECURITIES BELONGING TO INDIVIDUAL INDIANS, SUCH PREMIUMS SHOULD BE PAID BY THE INDIAN OR FROM FUNDS HELD IN TRUST FOR HIM.