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Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark) To Principal Chief of the Pottawatomies (Capt. B. Caldwell)
Date: 1838-03-14
Volume: G Page: 98 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): Capt. B. Caldwell (Principal Chief of the Pottawatomies);
Contents: Encloses a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs which answers Caldwell's communication of Nov. 22.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Wah-bon-seh To Com. Ind. Affs. (C. A. Harris)
Date: 1838-03-17
Volume: G Page: 145 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): D. Hardin (Farmer for Pottawatomies) witness; Edwin James (Ind Sub Agt.) witness; Wah-bon-seh;
Recipient(s): C. A. Harris (Com Ind Affs, Washington);
Contents: Wants to sell his reservation of five sections of land in Illinois to the U. S. government. Asks $1.25 per acre. States whites have already taken possession and he cannot get them off.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: There was a chief of the Pottawatomies after whom Wabaunsee County was named. Correlation with the author of this letter is uncertain. (also see letter of 12/20/1838 from Jno Dougherty to Geo Maguire.
Title: Letter from Indian Agent (John Dougherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-05-31
Volume: G Page: 125 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that the Indians who made threats concerning the boat belonging to the American Fur Co. reside far above the tribes of Dougherty's agency. Also mentions he has heard Caldwell talk many times about the government's promise to the Pottawatomies for a military post; they appear quite pleased about it.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-05-31
Volume: G Page: 121 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Acknowledges receipt of Clark's letter regarding the resolution by the House of Representatives of 3/19/1838. Dougherty reports having spoken with Billy Caldwell, one of the Pottawatomie chiefs about the potential for war between the Sacs & the Sioux. He stated there was nothing to it, and that all the Indians of the Northwestern Frontier would be united by the British Government to make war against the United States.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Osage River (A. L. Davis) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-09-11
Volume: G Page: 136 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): A. L. Davis (Ind Sub Agt, Osage River);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Discusses Clark's letter of the 25th ulto which included a register of debts of the Pottawatomies. Arranging this will be difficult as some of the Indians had nothing to do with this matter.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To Clerk, S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1838-12-20
Volume: G Page: 144 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Encloses a memorandum handed to Dougherty by Billy Caldwell, a Pottawattomie chief. The memorandum contained a list of items for Dougherty to ask about.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: The contents of the memorandum are in the handwritten Volume G. Contents of memorandum may also be found in the book, "Indian Letters & Speeches."
Title: Letter from Pottawatomie Blacksmith (Elisha Stephens) To Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty)
Date: 1839-01-09
Volume: G Page: 152 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Elisha Stephens (Pottawatomie Blacksmith);
Recipient(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Contents: This letter is a request for various blacksmith supplies. It was enclosed with the letter from Dougherty to Maguire dated 1/29/1839. Dougherty states that Stephens probably wrote it at the request of Billy Caldwell.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To Clerk & Acting S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1839-01-29
Volume: G Page: 151 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Speaks of the basis for the Pottawatomie request relative to the blacksmith shop. Most of the remainder of the letter has to do with Dougherty's opinion of Caldwell, a Pottawatomie chief whom he describes thusly: "This man Caldwell is a cunning, designing, dangerous, speculating, unprincipled, drunken, spoilt character."
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Osage River (A. L. Davis) To Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1839-02-20
Volume: G Page: 157 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): A. L. Davis (Indian Sub Agent, Osage River);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Nominates Jesse King as Blacksmith & Andrew Fuller as Asst. Blacksmith for the Pottawatomies.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: NOTE: This letter is "Xed" out with the comment "transferred to new book".
Title: Letter
Date: 1839-05-11
Volume: 7 Page: 8 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): M. Capt. John Gannt, Pottowatamie Village;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Capt. John Gannt, Pottowatamie Village. Enclosed is abstract of agricultural implements for the Pottawatamies, with invoices for the same. Please obtain receipts from the various head men; return same to this office; If Major Dougherty is there, he will take care of these matters.
Description: Copy of letter

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