We wish to insert the following words in the section as it now stands:
And no annuities or interest on funds, and no moneys appropriated by parliament held for any band of Indians.
The section as it now stands reads as follows:
No presents given to Indians or non-treaty Indians, and no property purchased or acquired with or by means of any annuities granted to Indians, or any part thereof, and in the possession of any hand of such Indians, or of any Indian or any band, or irregular hand, shall be liable to be taken, seized or distrained for any debt, matter or cause whatsoever.
This protects the Indians in property purchased with the annuity money, but it does not protect the annuity money itself. We desire to put the annuity money itself in the same position as the statute now places the property that is purchased by it.
Bill reported, read the third time and passed. ,