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This letter dated July 22, 1953, from Acting Assistant United States (US) Attorney General J. Edward Williams to US Attorney Powless W. Lanier, refers to the July 17 judgment rendered on the condemnation proceeding entitled "United States v. Certain lands and improvements in McLean, Dunn, Mercer and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota, Rufus B. Stevenson et al., and unknown owners, Civil No. 2386."
In this judgment, "just compensation" was fixed for lands taken for use in the construction of the Garrison Dam and reservoir, according to Public Law 437, also known as the Taking Act.
Williams asks Lanier "exert every possible effort" in urging the superintendent of the Fort Berthold Reservation to "make prompt distribution to all the parties defendant named in the judgement" and asks him to send a certified copy of the judgment "for the benefit of Honorable William Langer, United States Senate."
Letter from J. Edward Williams to Senator Langer Regarding Civil Case No. 2386, July 22, 1953
United States of America vs. Certain Lands and Improvements in McLean, Dunn, McKenzie and Mercer Counties, North Dakota; Rufus B. Stevenson et al., and Unknown Owners, Civil 2386, July 17, 1953
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Elbowoods, Elbowoods petition, condemnation, Public Law 437, Taking Act, Civil Case No. 2386, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, land seizure, land taking, taking
United States Department of Justice, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Powless W. Lanier, P. W. Lanier, J. Edward Williams, William Langer, Usher Burdick, Floyd Montclair, Willis Two Crow, Joseph Packineau Jr., John Bears Tail, Mary F. Goudreau, Vincent Malnouri, Clara N. Perkins, Clarence Perkins Sr., August Newman, Perpetua Grinnell, Regina Grinnell, Rita Grinnell, Richard Grinnell, Maggie Old Dog Grinnell, Edward H. Hall, Anna Hall, Emma Lockwood Jones, Adele F. Young Bear, Anna May Bracklin McGrady, McRoy Starr, Carlyle Sylvester Page, Nathan Little Soldier, Theodore Gillette, Mary Fox, Rose Nagle Fourneir, Margaret F. Brugh, Philip Atkins, May Smith, Laura Irwin, Benedict Heart, Amelia Spotted Wolf, Elsie Spotted Wolf, Elsie Foote, Eugene Jimmie Brugh, Margaret Harney, Mary Birds Bill Fox, Charles Fredericks, Rufus B. Stevenson
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Williams, J. Edward, "Letter from J. Edward Williams to P. W. Lanier Urging Prompt Distribution of Payments Resulting from Judgment of Civil Case No. 2386, July 22, 1953" (1953). William Langer Papers. 487.