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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1863
([1863])

Washington superintendency,   pp. 434-475 PDF (19.1 MB)


Page 434

434.              WASHIN.GTON    SUPERINTENDENCY. 
He advised them to submit cheerfully to the provisions of the treaty, since
their 
Great Father willed it. The chiefs who signed the treaty undoubtedly did
so 
from the best of motives, and he recommended them by all means to adhere
to 
it, as if they had been original parties to it. A reference to the accompanying
journal will more fully explain the position taken by the several chiefs.
I need 
hardly recommend, in conclusion, that compensation be paid to Hole in-the-Day
for the destruction of his house, which is alleged to have been committed
by 
white men during the disturbances of last fall, if, as he believes, a promise
to 
that effect has already been made him by the Secretary of the Interior. 
In conclusion, it is proper to say that throughout all- these negotiations
at 
Red Lake crossing, and-at the Chippewa agency, I was greatly indebted to
the 
cordial co-oiperation and advice of Agent Morrill, who was associated with
me 
on this eommission; and I regret that the necessity of separating from him
at 
Crow Wing has prevented him from uniting with me in this report. 
I omitted to mention in its proper place, that after the treaty was signed,
a 
written request was prepared by the chiefs of Pembina, that the sum of twenty-
five thousand dollars be appropriated for the Pembina half-breeds who had
not 
succeeded in engrafting on the treaty the provisions for their benefit whicti
they 
had desired, and that of this five thousand dollars be granted to Pierre
Bottineau 
as a token of their esteem and in return for the obligations which he had
placed 
them under by past services. In accordance with my promise, this paper is.
respectfully submitted to the department. 
Very respectfully, yours, &c.. 
ALEXANDER RAMSAY. 
Hon. WILLIAM P. DOLE, 
Commissioner of indian Affairs, Washington, D. C. 
The following papers, consisting of the reports of Calvin.H. Hale, super-
intendent of Washington Territory, and of the agents and other employes 
of his superintendency; also of A. C. Morrill, agent for the Chippewas of
the 
Mlississippi, and the employes under his charge, were received after the
foregoing 
had been placed in the hands of the public printer. This fact will accoun4
for 
the statement elsewhere made that no such papers have been received. 
WASHINGTON SUPERINTENDENCY. 
OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, 
Olympia, Washington Territory, September 1, 1863. 
SIR: In compliance with the rules of the department, I have the honor to
submit my second annual report, for the year ending June 30, concerning the
condition of Indian affairs within this superintendency. - 
I had hoped to have forwarded this at an earlier date, but have been unavoida-
bly prevented, partly by my own necessary absence from home in the discharge
of official duty, and partly from the failure of the agents to send in their
reports 
in due time. 
The affairs of the different agencies wrich have been under my control during
the past year are generally in a prosperous condition. They have been cati-
ducted with due regard to economy, and no debts have been contracted beyond
the means appropriated. So soon as I shall be in receipt of the remaining
pro- 
portion of funds appropriated for the fiscal year-ending June 30, 1863, pertain-
ing to the Indian service in Washington Territory, for incidntal expenses,
and 
for removal and stibsistence of Indians not parties to any treaty, there
will 
be sufficient to pay every liability incurred during the year. Up to this
date 
I have not received any portion of either of the last-named appropriations
for 


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