American Samoa: Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Territories and Insular Possessions, United States Senate and the Committee on Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session, on S. Con. Res. 2, a Resolution Providing for the Appointment of a Joint Committee of Congress to Investigate Conditions in American Samoa. January 17,20, and 21, 1928

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1928 - 105 páginas
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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 91 - Island of Tau, of the Manu'a Group, for the purpose of granting protection to the people of the Manu'a Islands ; And Whereas, Tuimanu'a and his chiefs, being content and satisfied with the justice, fairness, and wisdom of the government as hitherto administered by the several Commandants of the United States Naval Station, Tutuila, and the officials appointed to act with the Commandant, are desirous of placing the Islands of Manu'a hereinafter described under the full and complete sovereignty of...
Página 90 - ... 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 91 - To Hold the said ceded territory unto the Government of the United States of America, to erect the same into a territory or district of the said Government (2) It is intended and claimed by these Presents that there shall be no discrimination in the suffrages and political privileges between the present residents of said Islands and citizens of the United States dwelling therein, and also that the rights of the Chiefs in each village and of all people concerning their property according to their...
Página 91 - ... erect the same into a territory or district of the said Government. 2. It is intended and claimed by these presents that there shall be no discrimination in the suffrages and political privileges between the present residents of said islands and citizens of the United States dwelling therein, and also that the rights of the chiefs in each village and of all people concerning their property according to their custom shall be recognized. Done at the place of Faleula in Tau, in triplicate, in both...
Página 90 - We declare that the above power shall not be exercised after the expiration of months from the date hereof. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals, this day of (us.) EF of (LS) GH of #e.
Página 90 - AUMUU, 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 east of longitude 171 west of Greenwich, have...

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