American Samoa: Joint Hearings ... on S.Con. Res. 2 ... January 17-21, 1928

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Página 1 - ... and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $5,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman.
Página 1 - Committee shall be paid one-half from the contingent fund of the Senate and one-half from the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, upon vouchers signed by the Chairman of the Committee or by any member of the Committee duly authorized by the Chairman.
Página 1 - Washington, DC The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10.30 o'clock am, in the committee room, Capitol, Senator Frederick Hale presiding. Present: Senators Hale (chairman), Keyes, Ball, Pepper, Swanson, and Broussard. The subcommittee thereupon proceeded to the consideration...
Página 1 - ... to require by subpoena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, to have such printing and binding done, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable.
Página 101 - To all to whom these present shall come : Greeting. Whereas the Governments of Germany, Great Britain, and of the United States of America have on divers occasions recognized the sovereignty of the government and people of Samoa and the Samoan group of islands as an independent State; and whereas owing to dissensions, internal disturbances and civil war, the said governments have deemed it necessary to assume the control of the legislation and administration of said state of Samoa ; and whereas the...
Página 102 - ... welfare of the people of said islands, for the establishment of a good and sound government, and for the preservation of the rights and property of the inhabitants of said islands, the Chiefs, rulers and people thereof are desirous of granting unto the said government of the United States full powers and authority to enact proper legislation for and to control the said islands, and are further desirous of removing all disabilities that may be existing in connection therewith and to ratify and...
Página 102 - Aunuu and all other islands, rocks, reefs, foreshores, and waters lying between the thirteenth degree and the fifteenth degree of south latitude and between the one hundred and...
Página 102 - ... degree of west longitude from the meridian of Greenwich, together with all sovereign rights thereunto belonging and possessed by us, to hold the said ceded territory unto the Government of the United States of America ; to erect the same into a separate District to be annexed to the said Government, to be known and designated as the District of "Tutuila.
Página 102 - Aiwuu, ceded to and placed under the sovereignty and protection of the United States of America, and the government of said islands was thereupon assumed by said United States; and whereas, in administering said government, the islands hereinafter described, known as the Manua Islands, being the remainder of said. islands of the Samoan group lying cast of longitude 171 west of Greenwich, have been under the protection of 'the United States of.
Página 14 - The Governor, for the time being, of American Samoa, is the head of the government. He is the maker of all laws, and he shall make and control all appointments.

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