Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 6147—Emergency Conservation Work Upon Indian Reservations

May 26, 1933

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress entitled "AN ACT For the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes," approved March 31, 1933 (Public No. 5—73d Congress), Executive Order No. 6131, dated May 12, 1933, is hereby revoked, and supplementing Executive Order No. 6101, dated April 5, 1933, and Executive Order No. 6106-A, dated April 10, 1933, it is hereby ordered that:

(1) There is hereby established in the Treasury a fund of $5,875,200 by transfer of an equal amount from the unobligated balances of the appropriation for the Emergency Construction of Public Buildings contained in the Act approved July 21, 1932, as authorized by Section 4 of the Act approved March 31, 1933, which fund shall be subject to requisition by Robert Fechner, Director of Emergency Conservation Work, on the approval of the President, and shall be available for expenditure in the accomplishment of the purposes specified in said act of March 31, 1933, on tribal or other lands within Indian reservations.

(2) Funds authorized by the President for the operation of Conservation Work on Indian reservations will be transferred by the Treasury Department to the credit of the Interior Department and shall be withdrawn on requisition by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for disbursement through the bonded disbursing agent of each particular jurisdiction, and separate pay rolls and accounts with supporting vouchers shall be maintained by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
May 26 1933.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 6147—Emergency Conservation Work Upon Indian Reservations Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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