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Title: Articles of agreement and convention between the United States and United bands of Ottoes & Missourias
Date: 1833-09-21
Volume: 1 Page: 101 (Microfilm reel MS-94)
Author(s): Missouria Indians; Ottoe Indians; U.S.;
Recipient(s):
Contents: Articles of agreement and convention made at the Otto village on the Platte River ... between Henry S. Ellsworth, Commissioner on behalf of the U. States, and the United bands of Ottoes & Missourias dwelling on the Platte.
Description: Copy of document. 2 pgs.
Comments: See Ellsworth's letter of September 18 in Govt. Serial 247, pp.564-565.
Title: Articles of agreement and convention between the United States and four bands of Pawnees
Date: 1833-10-09
Volume: 1 Page: 103 (Microfilm reel MS-94)
Author(s): Pawnee Indians; U.S.;
Recipient(s):
Contents: Articles of agreement and convention made...at the Grand Pawnee Village on the Platte River in behalf of the U.States and the four confederate bands of Pawnees, viz:Grand Pawnees, Tappage Pawnees, Republican Pawnees and Pawnee Loups residing on the Platte and Loup fork.
Description: Copy of document. 2 pgs.
Comments: See council proceedings leading to this treaty in Govt. Serial 247, pp. 601-604.
Title: Letter
Date: 1833-10-15
Volume: 32 Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Nathan Smith, Rock Island;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Nathan Smith, Rock Island To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Writes on behalf of his half breed daughter, Amerlia Smith, whose mother was a Sac woman. Writes in regard to division of land among half breeds.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Deposition as to the paternity of a child
Date: 1833-12-04
Volume: 32 Page: 34 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Francort Lesieun; Joseph Racin; Patrick Ray;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Francort Lesieun, Patrick Ray, & Joseph Racin on behalf of orphan half breeds Alexander, Noel, Antoine, & Francort Menard. To S.I.A.St.L.(William Clark) Contains attestations to the lineage of the four orphans mentioned, and their right to land under the Treaty of 1824.
Description: Copy of Document. 1 p.

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: Letter
Date: 1833-12-21
Volume: 32 Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Charles St. Vrain, deposer; Daniel Hough, J.P., St. Louis County, Mo.;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Daniel Hough, J.P. St. Louis County, Mo., & Charles St. Vrain, deposer To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Letter contains deposition testifying to the half breed status of Betsy Farrar who was born before the Treaty of 1824. Desires for Betsy's right to land be transferred to her full sister, Margaret, who was born after 1824.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Affidavit as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-21
Volume: 32 Page: 51 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): J. W. Schuil; Nehemiah Bates, J.P.; W. B. Green, County Clerk;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L. (?);
Contents: J. W. Shuil (affirmed by Nehemiah Bates, J.P.) To S.I.A.St.L.? (William Clark). Contains an affirmation as to the parentage of Thomas Jefferson Connelly, a half-breed Sac, whose father was J. Connelly.
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.

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