Miami National Council Book (1860-1862), 9

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Two copies of letters sent to Indian Agent Seth Clover, April 9, 1861, regarding the inquiry into congressional appropriations being used for necessities.

Transcription:

Coppy of a Letter Written to dates Apr 9th 1861 Gen Seth Clover US Indian Agent Middle Creek Apr 9th 1861 To Gen Seth Clover US Indian Agent Sir we the undersigned Chiefs and headmen of the Miami Nation of Indians West, would most respectfully ask you to enquire of the Indian Department if there has been any appropriation made by Congress for the relief of the destitute of our Tribe, and as our Tribe is at the present time much in want of the actual nesessarys of Life, under our Treaty of 1854 we left a sum of fourteen thousand dollars for this very purpose. Yours Respectfully Nopshingah his x mark Onezopeah his x mark Got E cop wah his x mark Chapondociah his x mark Killsonzah sr his x mark Chinguizah his x mark Wahponecopwah his x mark Sam Stanley his x mark Motosangah his x mark Chapondociah his x mark Kieshecongah his x mark Killsonzah his x mark [page break] Coppy of a Letter Written To Gen Seth Clover dates Apr 9 1861 Middle Creek Apr 9th 1861 To Gen Seth Clover US Indian Agent Sir we the undersigned Chiefs headmen and members of the Miami Nation of Indians West in General Council Assembled, would most Respectfullly ask you to enquire of the Department if they will not authorize you to obtain from the Superintendent the sum of nine hundred dollars which is in his hands, and which was appropriated by Congress for Miller, and the same to be applied under the direction of the Chiefs for the purpose of relieving our pressing nesessities, principally that of obtaining seed &c for Agricultural purposes Nopshingah his x mark Onezopeah his x mark Got E cop wah his x mark Chapondociah his x mark Killsonzah sr his x mark Chinguizah his x mark Wahponecopwah his x mark Sam Stanley his x mark Motosangah his x mark Chapondociah his x mark Kieshecongah his x mark Killsonzah his x mark