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Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 55 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): J. Garland, Affiant; Mah=me=ash=e=ki, Sac Indian; Saml. Steele, Justice of the Peace; Wesley Williams, Clerk Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Mah-me-ash-e-ki, Sac Indian, Saml Steele, J.P., J. Garland, Affiant, Wesley Williams, Clerk, Hancock County, Illinois To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark) Contains affirmations of the lineage of one Baptiste Jaco(also known as Baptiste Tivorne).
Description: Copy of documents 2p.

Title: Petition of a half-breed claiming land
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 42 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Archange Pulen, Petitioner; Dr. J. Garland, Acting Indian Agent for petitioners; Edward Bushnel, Interpreter; John Tolman, Petitioner; Louisa Bushnel, Petitioner; Samuel Steele, J.P., Witness; Show=a=no=quah, Affiant; Wesley Williams, Clerk of Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Dr. J. Garland, acting agent for John Tolman, Archange Pulen, & Louisa Bushnel To S.I.A.St.L (William Clark). Contains description of controversy as to whether or not there was a biological tie to the Sac or Fox tribes. Enclosed with letter were various signed affadavits attempting to verify claims for land.
Description: Copy of letter and documents. 4 p.
Comments: At issue here was the question as to whether one of the critical ancestors was os Sac or of Menominee heritage.
Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 56 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): J. Garland, Interpreter; Saml. Steele, Justice of the Peace; Shirv=a=ni=quah, Fox woman; Wesley Williams, County Clerk, Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Shirv-a-ni-quah, Fox woman, Saml. Steele, J.P., J. Garland, Interpreter, Wesley Williams, County Clerk To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Contains signed affadavits as to the lineage of Archange St. Jean(Archange Palen), Louisa St. Jean(Louisa Brisnell), & Agathe St. Jean.
Description: Copy of documents. 2p.

Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-23
Volume: 32 Page: 46 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): D. L. Harris, Affiant; David G. Bates, Affiant; J. W. Shuil; John Turney, J.P.; Nehemiah Bates, J.P.; W. B. Green, Clerk of Daviess County, Illinois;
Recipient(s):
Contents: Contains affadavits from various people affirming claim of Betsy Farrar. No letter to William Clark in connnection with these affadavits exists in this volume. All affiants affirm the right to land of Betsy Farrar.
Description: Copy of documents. 3 p.

Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1834-02-03
Volume: 32 Page: 58 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Jeremiah Courville, Affiant; Keo=Kuck, Affiant; Matthew Eubanks, Justice of the Peace; Mes=qua=qui, Affiant; Mir=e=Co, Affiant; Na-ni=o=Qai, Affiant; Wa=ket=shaw, Affiant; Wa=so=Ack, Affiant; Wesley Williams, Clerk Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Jeremiah Courville, French Canadian, Matthew Eubanks, J.P., Wesley Williams, County Clerk To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Contains testimony to the lineage of Sueza Courville, Francways Abay, & Margaret Abay.
Description: Copy of documents. 2 p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1834-03-13
Volume: 32 Page: 83 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Ki.O.Kuck, Sac Chief; Pa.ship.pa.ho., Sac Chief; Sam Steele, J.P., Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Pa.ship.pa.ho., Sac Chief & Ki.O.Kuck, Sac Chief & Sam Steele, J.P. Hancock County, Ill. To S.I.A.St.L (William Clark). Contains two depositions testifying to the half breed status of Catishe.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1834-08-17
Volume: 32 Page: 72 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Joseph Pepin, deposer.; Narcisse Comoyer, J.P. Clair County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Narcisse Comoyer, J.P. & Joseph Pepin, deposer To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Letter contains verification of parentage of Emilie, Laurent, Augustin, and Morice Gunville, and their status as half breeds.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1837-02-08
Volume: 32 Page: 86 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Recipient(s): Mrs. Sophia Farrar, Galena, Illinois;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark) To Mrs. Sophia Farrar, Galena, Illinois. Letter tells her that no new information is available concerning claim of the three children of her husband; states that his office no longer has any say over land division. Suggests it might be a good idea to see a lawyer.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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, Fort Leavenworth (R. W. Cummins) To S.I.A.St.L. (Thomas H Harvey)
Date: 1844-03-25
Volume: 8 Page: 160 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): R. W. Cummins (Indian Agent, Fort Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): Thomas H Harvey (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Cummins states that three Kickapoo Chiefs have asked him to write to Harvey regarding allowing some of the Potawatomies to live among them. Further informs Harvey that 80-100 Potawatomies came from Illinois and settled with them. Asks for Harvey's consent.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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