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Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Fort Leavenworth (Jno Daugherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-02-01
Volume: G Page: 38 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Daugherty (Indian Agent, Fort Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports numerous complaints & dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. government is treating Indians. States opinion that much of the trouble is caused by certain half breeds who drink too much and spread false tales to various tribes. Mentions that the government needs to help settle the problems through civilizing and Christianizing the Indians and the half breeds.
Description: Copy of letter. 3p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Fort Leavenworth (Jno Daugherty) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-02-02
Volume: G Page: 40 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Daugherty (Indian Agent, Fort Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports various tribes are complaining about the high cost of goods delivered as part of the annuities. Concurs with the Indian's complaint. Advocates a change in rules making the U.S. Govt. responsible for the risk of delivering the supplies from St. Louis. It is this risk that has added to the cost. Apologizes for making suggestions to one with Clark's service & experience.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent near Ft. Leavenworth (Edwin James) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1837-06-27
Volume: G Page: 47 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Edwin James (Indian Sub Agent near Ft. Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: James states that the Potawatomies being removed from the "Platte Purchase" to their new location are in need of, and are entitled to subsistence for the period of one year from the time they arrive. Speaks about the Indians bartering their horses & supplies for whiskey. Discusses the Sioux threat to carry on war with the Pottawatomies when they arrive in their new lands; asks for govt. protection for these Indians.
Description: Copy of letter. 3p.

Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Fort Leavenworth (R. W. Cummins) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-01-31
Volume: G Page: 92 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): R. W. Cummins (Ind Agt, Fort Leavenworth);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Mentions his request for farming utensils in his letter of May 17, 1835 for the Kickapoos. Describes their industry and success as farmers and their dissatisfaction with the government's failure to live up to the Treaty of 1832.
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 Charles Bent, Trader To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-04-25
Volume: G Page: 105 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Charles Bent (Trader);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Says the Indians of the Platte & Arkansas Rivers are very interested in acquiring flags & medals of the U. S. Government.
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 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 Clerk & Acting S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1838-12-20
Volume: G Page: 145 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Acting S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Encloses a copy of a letter from Wah-bon-seh dated March 17, 1838 to C. A. Harris, Com. Ind. Affs in which he offers to sell his land to the U. S. Government. Wah-bon-seh states he has never received an answer. He is still interested in selling the land.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: See letter of 3/17/1838 from Wah-bon-seh to C. A. Harris.
Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To Clerk & Acting S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1839-01-08
Volume: G Page: 148 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that while he was returning from the Upper Country, he found that the old Iowa sub agency buildings were occupied by several families who had also planted & harvested fields belonging to the government. Says he was told the Gen. Hughes had given his permission. Suggests selling the buildings and land.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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