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By an act approved March 3, 1853, second section, the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Department were authorized to settle the claims of the State of Florida for services of her troops under the act of February 27, 1851, by the provision stated for the settlement of the claims of the State of Georgia for like services, under the act approved August 31, 1851 (Army appropriation bill). By the eighth section of an act approved March 3, 1853, the Secretary of the Treasury was directed to pay to the State of Georgia her claims remaining unpaid for moneys paid by the State in suppressing hostilities of the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole Indians in the year 1835 and since, upon proof that the same was paid by the State, and that the provisions of the act relative to the settlement of the claims of Georgia for military service, approved March 3, 1851, should be extended to payments under said act. The Secretary of the Treasury was also by said act required to pay the State of Alabama, under the provisions of the acts of Congress of August 16, 1842, and January 26, 1849, the balance due said State, growing out of the Creek Indian hostilities of 1836 and 1837; and by the twelfth section of said act it was provided that in the adjustment of the accounts of the State of Virginia under the twelfth section of the act of August 31, 1852, the Secretary of War should follow the provisions of the act of June 2, 1848, providing for refunding to the several States the amounts expended by them in raising regiments of volunteers for the Mexican war. By act approved May 31, 1854, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the year ending June 30, 1854, the sum of $1,000 was o. to pay arrearages of pay for services of volunteers in the Kentucky regiment called into service in 1836. By act approved March 3, 1853, supplying deficiencies in the appropriations for the year ending June 30, 1853, the sum of $10,569.06 WaS o for Mexican hostilities. By the same act the sum of $18,060.49 was appropriated for pay of Louisiana and Texas volunteers. By the same act the unexpended balance of the appropriation by the act of June 19, 1834 (see vol. 5, p. 680, Stats. at Large), “for payment of the Georgia militia,” &c., which had passed by subsequent acts into the surplus fund, was reappropriated. By the same act $7,241.93 was appropriated for arrearages of pay due Florida militia under General Read. By act approved August 5, 1854, the sum of $924,259.65 was appropriated to reimburse the State of California for expenditures “in the suppression of Indian hostilities within the State prior to the 1st day of January, 1854.” (See U. S. Stats, at Large for 1853 and 1854.) By an act approved March 3, 1855, making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year ending June 30, 1856, it was provided that the sum of $25,000 be appropriated to pay the necessary expenses of six companies of volunteers called into the service of the United States by Brigadier-General Smith, in the State of Texas, to be paid under the direction of the Secretary of War. By an act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending the 30th of June, 1856, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1855, an appropriation of $137,755.38 was made for pay, supplies, and traveling expenses of six companies of Texas volunteers called into the service by the governor of Texas and mustered into the service of the United States. By act approved August 18, 1856 (section 8), the Secretary of War was authorized and directed to pay to the holders of the war bonds of the State of California the amount of money appropriated by act of Congress approved May [August] 5, 1854, in payment of expenses incurred and actually paid by the State of California for the suppression of Indian hostilities within the said State prior to the 1st day of January, 1854, under the following restrictions and regulations: Before any bonds were redeemed by the Secretary of War they were required to be presented to the board of commissioners appointed under an act of the legislature of said State, approved April 19, 1856, and the amount due and payable upon each bond indorsed thereon by said commissioners; the amounts in the aggregate not to exceed the amount appropriated by act of August 5, 1854. By act approved March 3, 1857 (section 9), the Secretary of War was authorized and required to pay to the State of Arkansas such sums of money as were paid by said State, under act of legislature of that State approved January 5, 1849, to the Benton County militia, called into service to resist incursions of the Cherokee Indians in July, 1846, not to exceed $1,212. By the eleventh section of an act approved March 3, 1857, making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending June 30, 1858, the Secretary of War was re i.to cause to be audited and settled the accounts of the State of Florida against the United States for money advanced by that State in payment of volunteers called into service for the suppression of Indian hostilities in 1849 and 1852, provided it should be satisfactorily shown that said claims had been actually allowed and paid by the State; and by the twelfth section of the same act the Secretary of War was directed to settle the actual and necessary expenses incurred by the militia called into the service in the Territory of New Mexico, by acting Governor Messervey, in the year 1854, to suppress Indian hostilities in said Territory, provided the Secretary should be first satisfied that the calling out of said militia was necessary and proper for the defense of the Territory. . act approved March 3, 1859, for the purpose of executing the resolution of May 14, 1836, the Secretary of the Treasury was directed to pay to Massachusetts $227,176.48, reported to be due said State by .#. War J. R. Poinsett, in report dated December 23, 1837, made to House of Representatives December 27, 1837, and it was provided that in lieu of payment in money the Secretary of the Treasury might, at his discretion, issue to said State United so stock bearing 5 per cent per annum, and redeemable at the end of ten years, or sooner, at the pleasure of the President. By a clause of the same act (for the support of the Army for the §. ending June 30, 1860) provision was made for the payment to innesota for expenses incurred by Capt. James Starkey's company of Minnesota Volunteers, called out by the governor of the State in 1857, to protect the settlers of the valley of Sunrise River against the Chippewa Indians. y section 2 of the same act the Secretary of War was authorized to repay to the State of Texas moneys advanced by that State for the £o. of six companies of mounted volunteers called into service y General Persifor F. Smith, November 1, 1854, for three months, provided that no greater pay or allowances be given these troops than was given to similar troops in the service of the United States. By section 2 of an act approved June 21, 1860, the provisions of the act of March 3, 1859, were extended so as to include all the moneys advanced by the State of Texas in payment of volunteers called out in defense o frontier of that State since February 28, 1855, provided . the Secretary of War should be satisfied that there was necessity for calling out these troops; that they were called out by competent authority, and that the amount so claimed was actually paid by the State. The amount was limited to $123,544.51, and the troops to be paid only for time in active service. By the seventh section of same act (June 21, 1860) the twelfth section of act of March 3, 1857, was extended so as to embrace the pa proper and allowances of the militia of New Mexico therein named, the amount being limited to $74,009; and the troops to be paid only for time in active service, at no greater rate than those in United States service. By the fifth section of same act the Secretary of War was authorized to pay to the State of Iowa moneys paid by that State to troops called out by the governor of that State in 1857–58–59, to protect the frontier from Indian incursions, provided there was necessity for such calling out of troops and the moneys had been actually paid out by the State, with the usual provisos as to necessity, rate of pay, and limitation as to amount, which was $18,988.84. By the act approved June 21, 1860 (it being an Army appropriation bill), the sum of $18,988 was appropriated to reimburse o §. of Iowa for the expenses of militia called out by the governor “to protect the frontier from Indian incursions.” (See 12 U. S. Stats., . 68.) p By the same act the sum of $123,544.51 was appropriated to the State of Texas for the “payment of volunteers called out in the defense of the frontier of the State since the 28th of February, 1855.” By the “act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ending June 30, 1864, and for other urposes,” an appropriation was made to “pay the governor of the §. of Minnesota, or his duly authorized agent, the costs, charges, and expenses properly incurred by said State in suppressing Indian hostilities within said State, and upon its borders, in the year 1862, not exceeding $250,000, to be settled upon proper vouchers to be filed and passed upon by the proper accounting officers of the Treasury.” (See 12 U. S. Stats., p. 754.) By act approved February 2, 1861, there was appropriated to reimburse the Territory of Utah “for expenses incurred in suppressing Indian hostilities in said Territory in the year 1853,” the sum of $53,512. (See 12 U. S. Stats., p. 15.) By act "... March 2, 1861, the State of California had appropriated to her $400,000 to defray the expenses incurred by the State 1n oppog Indian hostilities for the years 1854, 1855, 1856, 1858, and 1859. (See 12 U. S. Stats., p. 199.) By another act of March 2, 1861, $400,000 was appropriated for #. of volunteers in Oregon and Washington in suppression of Indian ostilities in 1855–56. In the sundry civil bill passed July 2, 1864, an appropriation of the sum of $117,000 was made “to supply a deficiency in the appro
priation for the costs, charges, and expenses properly incurred by the State of Minnesota in suppressing Indian hostilities in the year 1862.” (See 13 U. S. Stats., pp. 350, 351.) By act approved May 28, 1864, the sum of $928,411 was appropriated for the payment of damages sustained by citizens of Minnesota “by reason of the depredations and injuries by certain bands of Sioux Indians.” (See 13 o S. Stats., p. 92.) By act approved March 3, 1873 (sundry civil bill for the year ending June 30, 1874), $10,000 was appropriated to reimburse the State of Nebraska for expenses incurred in the suppression of Indian hostilities in 1864, to be paid by warrant in favor of the treasurer of said State. By act approved March 3, 1875, making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ending June 30, 1876, the sum of $25,000 was reappropriated for the payment of volunteers of Washington and Oregon Territories, who were engaged in the suppression of Indian hostilities, therein in the years 1855 and 1856, and for the payment of claims for services, supplies, and transortation incurred in the maintenance of said volunteers, and for orses and other property lost or destroyed in said service, as provided for by the act of Congress approved March 2, 1861. By the first section of an act of Congress approved June 27, 1882, the Secretary of the Treasury was authorized and directed, with the aid and assistance of the Secretary of War, to cause to be examined and investigated all the claims of the States of Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska, California, Kansas, and Nevada, and the Territories of Washington and Idaho against the United States for money alleged to have been expended and for indebtedness alleged to have been assumed by said States and Territories in organizing, arming, equipping, supplying clothing, subsistence, transporting, and paying the volunteer and military forces of said States and Territories called into active service by the proper authorities thereof between the 15th day of April, 1861, and the date of said act to repel invasion and Indian hostilities in said States and Territories and upon their borders, including all proper expenses necessarily incurred by said States and Territories on account of said forces having been so called into active service, and all proper claims paid or assumed by said States and Territories for horses and equipments actually lost by said forces in the line of duty in active service, excepting the claim of the State of Oregon for expenditures in suppressing the Modoc Indian hostilities. By the second section of said act it was provided that no higher rate for supplies, transportation, and other proper expenses than was allowed and paid by the United States for similar services in the same grade and for the same time in the United States Army serving said States and Territories, and for similar supplies, transportation, and other proper expenses during the same time furnished the United States Army in the same country, and that no allowance should be made for the services of such forces except for the time during which they were engaged in active service in the field, or for expenditures for which the Secretary of War should decide there was no necessity at the time and under the circumstances. By an act approved January 6, 1883, to reimburse the State of Oregon, the Secretary of the Treasury was authorized and directed to
pay to the State of Oregon the sum of $70,268.08 in full for moneys paid by said State in suppressing Modoc Indian hostilities during the Modoc war, and in defending the State from invasion by said Indians during the years 1872 and 1873.
And by the second section of said act the Secretary of the Treasury was directed to pay to the State of California and to the citizens thereof, their heirs, representatives, or assigns the sum of $4,441.33 for arms, ammunition, supplies, transportation, and services of volunteer forces in suppressing Indian hostilities in said State during the said years of 1872–73, as the same were specifically reported to Congress by the Secretary of War December 15, 1874.
By an act entitled "An act to refund to the State of Georgia certain money expended by said State for the common defense in 1777," approved March 3, 1883, the Secretary of the Treasury was required to pay to the State of Georgia the sum of $35,555.42 for money paid by said State for supplies for the troops in 1777 under the command of General Jackson engaged in local defense. Statement of payments made to the States and Territories for expenditures made by them
in the suppression of Indian hostilities, as shown by the books of the Third Auditor of the Treasury.
5, 487 56
9, 382 48 19,369 05
1859 Payment to the State of Arkansas for expenses in resisting
incursions of the Cherokee Indians. (Act March 3, 1857). . $1,212 00 1850W Claims of the State of New Hampshire for services of her 1852) militia from 1835 to 1837. (Act March 2, 1849)...
$5,487 56 1852 Payment of interest on expenditures of the State of New
Hampshire in Indian war of 1835, 1836, and 1837. (Act
4,390 86 1853 Refunding expenses incurred by the State of North Carolina
in the Florida war in 1836, 1837, and 1838. (Act August
19,369. 05 1857 1858 Refunding to the State of California expenses incurred in 1859 suppressing Indian hostilities prior to January 1, 1854. 1860 (Acts of August 5, 1854, and August 18, 1856, sec. 8).. 914,077 02 1861 1863
Refunding to the State of California expenses incurred in 1872
suppressing Indian hostilities in 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857,
1858, and 1859. (Acts March 2, 1861, and July 25, 1868).. 231,067 87 1883
Reimbursing State and citizens of California for expenses 1884
in suppressing Modoc Indian hostilities. (Act January
70,268 08 1843) 1845
Claim of the State of Maine for services of her militia in 1846 1851
defense of the Northeastern frontier in 1839. (Act June 1852 13, 1842)..
73,343 96 120,557 57 1853 1851)
Allowance of interest to the State of Maine on expenditures 18531
in defense of the Northeastern frontier in 1839, 1840, and
40,336 83 1854 1851
To reimburse the State of Florida for expenses incurred in 1852
1849 and 1852. (Act February 27, 1851)... 1853
41, 142 08
193, 901 53