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In this letter, dated July 22, 1953 from Acting Assistant United States (US) Attorney General J. Edward Williams to US Attorney Powless W. Lanier of Fargo, North Dakota, Williams 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 that 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.

Date of Work

7-22-1953

Keywords

Elbowoods, Elbowoods petition, condemnation, Public Law 437, Taking, Civil Case No. 2386, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Organizations Referenced

US Department of Justice, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

People Referenced

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, Bendict 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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Political History | United States History

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

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