A-58596, NOVEMBER 14, 1936, 16 COMP. GEN. 490

A-58596: Nov 14, 1936

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LICENSES - FILING IN GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE - CERTIFIED COPIES IN LIEU OF ORIGINALS WHERE AN ORIGINAL LICENSE OR PERMIT GRANTED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO THE GRANTEE. IT IS STATED IN THE LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21. THAT "WE CANNOT FURNISH THE ORIGINAL (PERMIT) SINCE IT IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PERMITEE.'. ALL ORIGINAL CONTRACTS IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE SETTLEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE DEPOSITED IN THIS OFFICE. WHICH ARE IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE SETTLEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS WHETHER THEY INVOLVE PAYMENTS BY THE GOVERNMENT OR TO THE GOVERNMENT. IN THIS AND SIMILAR INSTANCES WHERE THE ORIGINAL LICENSE OR PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO THE PERSON OR COMPANY IN WHOSE FAVOR IT IS ISSUED.

A-58596, NOVEMBER 14, 1936, 16 COMP. GEN. 490

LICENSES - FILING IN GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE - CERTIFIED COPIES IN LIEU OF ORIGINALS WHERE AN ORIGINAL LICENSE OR PERMIT GRANTED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO THE GRANTEE, THE GRANTEE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO SIGN ON A CERTIFIED COPY THEREOF FOR FILING IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, AN INDORSEMENT TO THE EFFECT THAT HE ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO COMPLY WITH ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, NOVEMBER 14, 1936:

BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 1936, THE ACTING CHIEF, BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY, TRANSMITTED TO THIS OFFICE A COPY OF PERMIT NO. 363 ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE ON JUNE 29, 1936, TO THE KANAGA ISLAND RANCHING COMPANY OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, GRANTING THE USE OF KANAGA ISLAND, WITHIN THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS RESERVATION, ALASKA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPAGATING FOXES FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1, 1931, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 1936, AT AN ANNUAL RENTAL OF $25.

IT IS STATED IN THE LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 21, 1936, THAT "WE CANNOT FURNISH THE ORIGINAL (PERMIT) SINCE IT IS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PERMITEE.'

UNDER SECTION 3743, REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 304 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1921, 42 STAT. 24, ALL ORIGINAL CONTRACTS IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE SETTLEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE DEPOSITED IN THIS OFFICE. THIS PROVISION OF LAW HAS BEEN HELD TO BE APPLICABLE TO ALL CONTRACTS MADE ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT, WHICH ARE IN ANY MANNER CONNECTED WITH THE SETTLEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS WHETHER THEY INVOLVE PAYMENTS BY THE GOVERNMENT OR TO THE GOVERNMENT. SEE 6 COMP. GEN. 642.

HOWEVER, IN THIS AND SIMILAR INSTANCES WHERE THE ORIGINAL LICENSE OR PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO BE GIVEN TO THE PERSON OR COMPANY IN WHOSE FAVOR IT IS ISSUED, THE LICENSEE OR PERMITTEE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO SIGN ON A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE PERMIT OR LICENSE AN ENDORSEMENT TO THE EFFECT THAT HE ACCEPTS AND AGREES TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THEREOF. WHEN THIS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, THE CERTIFIED COPY BEARING SUCH ORIGINAL ENDORSEMENT SHOULD BE FILED IN THIS OFFICE.