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A • Annuity payment Uintah and Ouray Agency,
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The Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
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It has been the practice in the past to make an
annuity payment to these Indians once each year, usually
in the spring or early summer. This payment was made
from interest on the Ute 4% fund and amounted to about
$17 to $20 per capita.
By Indian Office letter of Feb. 3. 1912, I am advised
that since the judgment of #3,305,257.19, was rendered
in favor of the Ute Indians Feb. 12, 1911, that no
interest has accrued and consequently there are no funds
from which to make this payment until Congress provides
By this 3ame letter I am advised that recommendations
have oeen made to Congress looking to the payment of
interest on the judgment. In case that Congress acts
favorably on this recommendation it is presumed that funds
/* for 3uch payment will be available immediately after the
/' /Jt Tiiw goes into effect.
A number of the head men came to me yesterday and
made anxious inquiry relative to the usual payment and I
explained the situation to them as fully as I. could as