Index to the Opinions of the Attornies [sic] General of the United States: As Printed by the House of Representatives in Executive Document No. 55, 2d Session, 31st Congress
C. Alexander, printer, 1852 - Attorneys general's opinions - 192 pages
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Page 49 - California, and of the 12th section of the Act of Congress approved on the 31st of August, 1852, entitled An Act making appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-three and for other purposes...
Page 51 - No officer in any branch of the public service, or any other person whose salary, pay, or emoluments are fixed by law or regulations, shall receive any additional pay, extra allowance, or compensation, in any form whatever, for the disbursement of public money, or for any other service or duty whatever, unless the same is authorized by law, and the appropriation therefor explicitly states that it is for such additional pay, extra allowance, or compensation.
Page 53 - That all purchases and contracts for supplies or services in any of the departments of the Government, except for personal services...
Page 53 - All purchases and contracts for supplies or services, in any of the Departments of the Government, except for personal services, shall be made by advertising a sufficient time previously for proposals respecting the same, when the public exigencies do not require the immediate delivery of the articles, or performance of the service.
Page 59 - an act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers...
Page 167 - That the said commissioners, or any two of them, shall have power to purchase or accept such quantity of land on the. eastern side of the said river, within the said district, as the President shall deem proper for the use of the United States...
Page 85 - That if any person or persons shall, after the passing of this act, take possession of, or make a settlement on any lands ceded or secured to the United States, by any treaty made with a foreign nation, or by a cession from any State to the United States...
Page 160 - Congress to abrogate the territorial government, and to admit them into the Union as an independent State ; and if they accompany their petition with a Constitution framed and agreed on by their primary assemblies, or by a convention of delegates chosen by such assemblies...
Page 106 - No stage, or other vehicle which regularly performs trips on a post-road, or a road parallel to it, shall convey letters, nor any packet-boat, or other vessel which regularly plies on a water declared to be a post-road, except it relates to some part of the cargo, under the penalty of fifty dollars;" but it is lawful for any one to send letters by special messenger.
Page 23 - Attorney-Gen eral if the expenses could be paid "of a special agent or commissioner'' to make the investigation. (Swamp Land Case, 2 Lawrence, Cornpt. Dec., 138.) The Attorney-General (4 Op., 248) held that "the executive department, being charged with the duty of seeing that the laws are faithfully executed, has authority to appoint commissioners and agents to make investigations required by acts of Congress.