BILL NO 15
AN ACT GRANTING TO JONAS TAYLOR A FERRY ON LITTLE RIVER
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE CHOCTAW NATION,
Section 1 That Jonas Taylor,a citizen of the Choctaw
NaT ion,is hereby authorized and permitted to establish and
a ferry-boat on Little River, six rriles northeast of
Ter.,known as the Stephens crossing,and this privilege shall
tinue for the period of three years,and the right herein
shall extend up and down the said River for a distance of one
each way. The said Jonas Taylor shall keep the banks and
es to the ferry-boat in good condition,and the Choctaw Nation
in no wise be responsible or liable to any person for loss or
ages by reasonof said ferry.
Section 2 Be it further enacted that Jonas Taylor shall
have the right to charge for vehicles drawn by irore than two
mules or oxen, sevent y-five cents; for vehicles drawn by a
animal thirty cents;for each animal,horse,mule or cattle,five
for each person on horse twenty-five cents;for each person on
five cents;for each hog,sheep,two and ore half cents;for
drawn by two horses,mules or oxen,fifty cents. « Section 3 Be it
further enacted that all acts heretofore
passed coming in conflict with this act are hereby
this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
sage and approval.
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION ASSEMBLED:
Read,interpreted,passed Senate and referred to House this/333th
day of Dec. 1902. this/2)3th day
At test: /
Read,interpreted,passed House and referred to Chief this 13th
day^of Deo. 1902.
of H use.
Approved this 13th day of JJec.1902.
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•B H I T E II 0 U S E , Washington,i) .C.
-Approved January 1903.
O F F I C E
NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE
T H IS I S T O C E R T I F Y :
That the above and hereto attached Bill No. 15 is an Act
of the Choctaw General Council,passed at a special Session
in December,1902,and approved by the Principal Chief of the
Nation,inhis official di aracter on December 13, 1902,and that
do hereby respectfully su bmit the same for the approval of
President of the United States,in acc ©rtdance with the
of Section 29,of the Act of Congress of June 28,1898,(30
entitled "An Act for the protection of the people of the
Territory,and for other purposes
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF,I,Edward H.Wilson
National Secretary of the Choctaw Nation,have here
unto affixed my official signature,and the Great
Seal of the Choctaw N< tion,this the day of J)e~ cember, one
t Hon sand, nine, htmd red and two .
tional Se c r e t a ry of the C h o c t aw N a t i o n.
D E P A R T M E N T OF THE INTERIOR, UNITED STATES INDIAN
D 5653-1903 Muskogee, Ind. T., Feb. 3, 1903
1Sr. E. H. Wilson, iTw.uxona.J- ucui cocHJI , wiiuw « - >
Doaksville, Indian Territory
Sir: I respectfully return herewith the act of your National
Council, approved by the Principal Chief on December 13, 1902,
"An Act granting to Jonas Taylor a ferry on Little River."
This act was approved by the President on January 23, 1903,
as shown by his endorsement thereon. Very respectfully
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