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president of the United States be requested to call the special and immediate attention of congress to the subject.

JAMES E. CALLAWAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives, F. K. ARMSTRONG, President of the Council.

House Joint Resolution for the relief of Fisk Brothers, Helena.

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana:

That there be and there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the territorial treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ninety-eight and 75-100 dollars, to pay for printing tickets for voting on the state constitution, and for furnishing wrappers for mailing the constitution to voters, by Fisk Brothers, Helena, and that the territorial auditor be and he is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the territorial treasurer for such sum, payable to Fisk Brothers.

Approved January 30, 1885.

House Joint Resolution to compensate Charles H. Snell for certain services rendered.

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana:

That the sum of one hundred and twenty-eight and 50-100 dollars be appropriated out of any moneys in the territorial treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to compensate Charles H. Snell for reading and correcting proof of constitution of Montana and address to voters, and putting same in wrappers, and directing and mailing

The territorial auditor is authorized to draw his warrant on the territorial treasurer for the above amount.

same.

Approved February 13, 1885.

House Joint Resolution for placing insurance on the Montana law library.

Be it Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the

Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana :

That the sum of three hundred and twenty-five [and] 50-100 dollars be and is hereby appropriated from the funds of the territorial treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of securing a five-years' policy of insurance against fire, for the sum of seven thousand dollars on the Montana law library, located in the city of Helena, Montana; and that the territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant for said amount of insurance premium, three hundred and twenty-five dollars and fifty cents, and that chief justice D. S. Wade be authorized to procure said insurance.

Approved March 5, 1885.

House Joint Resolution for the employment of additional clerks.

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

That the committees of enrollment of the council and house of representatives are hereby authorized to employ one clerk each, at a salary of four dollars per diem, to perform such duties as may be assigned to them.

The territorial auditor is hereby authorized, upon the receipt of the certificate of the chief clerks as to employment and attendance, to draw his warrant for the amount of pay due in favor of the clerks authorized herein.

Approved March 5, 1885.

House Joint Resolution for the employment of additional clerks.

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

That the enrolling and engrossing committees are hereby authorized to employ such additional clerks as they may deem necessary, and such clerks shall receive as compensation the sum of four dollars per day; and the territorial auditor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants on the territorial treasurer for moneys due such clerks, on the order of the chief clerks.

Approved March 12, 1885.

MEMORIALS.

House Joint Memorial concerning leasing and reduction of the Crow Indian reservation.

To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States, in Congress assembled :

Your memorialists, the council and house of representatives, composing the legislative assembly of the territory of Montana, respectfully represent to your honorable bodies:

That the Crow Indians, whose reservation is in the territory of Montana, have selected, and the Indian bureau has had surveyed for them, that portion of their reservation east of the Big Horn river, which contains an ample amount of excellent agricultural lands, for all their future needs, besides a vast tract of grazing country, fully supplying all possible future demands for agricultural and grazing purposes:

That since their removal from their old agency on Stillwater creek to their present location on the Little Big Horn or Custer river several attempts have been made, and are now being made, by stock raising syndicates and speculators, by fraud and misrepresentation, to induce the Indians to lease that part of the reservation vacated by them, west of the Big Horn river, for which they have no use, for a terrn of years, and upon such terms and conditions as are not only an unjust and a manifest injury to the Indians, but an infraction of the policy of the government in the disposal of the public lands within our domain, and in contravention of the principles of both the political parties, as declared in their recent platforms:

Wherefore, your memorialists earnestly pray that your honorable bodies will speedily take such steps as may be necessary to prevent the leasing or disposing of said lands to any public or private corporation or individual, and to restore that portion of the Crow reservation recently abandoned by the Indians, west of the Big Horn river, to the public domain, for the benefit of actual settlers only, thereby relieving these Indians in the future from the evil influences of the importunities and machinations of designing speculators. And your memorialists, as in duty bound, ever pray.

JAMES E. CALLAWAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives, F. K. ARMSTRONG, President of the Council.

Council Joint Memorial concerning the executive order of the president of the United States

setting apart certain lands in Montana as a reserve for the Cheyenne Indians.

To the President of the United States:

Your memorialists, the council and house of representatives of the territory of Montana, respectfully represent:

That by an executive order of the president of the United States, dated November 26, 1884, a large tract of public land on the Rosebud river, in Montana territory, on the east side of the Crow Indian reservation, was set apart as a reservation for the use of the Cheyenne Indians; that said action of the president operates to the damage and hurt of numerous bona fide settlers on said Rosebud river who had made there, prior to said executive order, homes for themselves, and have become citizens of this territory; that said action of the president will tend to discourage good men from coming into our territory on account of the danger of the United States setting apart the lands surrounding that which they might settle as Indian reservation, thereby depriving such settlers of the benefits of schools and other advantages of a civilized community; that there is now a very large proportion of the territorial limits of Montana set apart for Indian reservations-a much larger proportion than in any other state or territory, much of said reservations being wholly unused, thereby retarding the growth of material wealth and population in this territory; that the Indian reservations now in Montana should be diminished, and not increased.

Your memorialists, therefore, earnestly ask that said executive order of November 26, 1884, be revoked, and that a reserve for

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