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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1856
([1856])

[Northern superintendency],   pp. 34-65 PDF (12.8 MB)


Page 59

SIOUX OF THE MISSISSIPPI. 
First  quarter  1856 ..................................  $2,340  49 
Second  quarter  1856 ................................  6,280  10 
Balance remaining with the department............ 
Out of this sum of $41,000 returned into the treasury 
by agent A. J. Bruce, I have been informed a sum of 
$4,700 was paid to Commissioners Ewing and Pease, ap- 
pointed to distribute the allowance to the half-breeds 
and traders, under the treaty of 1837. This expense, I 
believe, haj always been borne by the United States, 
but if not, hould have been charged against the half- 
breeds and traders.  I also suppose a sum of near 
$10,000 was taken from the same money to supply 
horses and cattle to the Indians at the commencement of 
agent McLean's term. These sums, if correct, amount- 
ing to $14,700, would reduce the above stated balance to 
I now proceed to show what has been done with the 
placed in the hands of agent Murphy. 
ExTended at Redwood. 
1 warehouse, 60 x 24, built of round logs, shingled and 
floored with pine, value ................................... 
1 farm house............................... 
1  smith  house ............................................. 
1  shop  and  house ........... .... .......... ... ....... 
1 laborer's house.............................. 
1 root house........................... 
240  acres  broken ............................................... 
Same  fenced ..................................................... 
Roads made and bridged .................................... 
Provisions furnished to laborers ........................... 
Pay of two farmers for three years and one quarter ...... 
Pay of one smith for three years and one quarter ......... 
Pay of one striker for three years.................. 
For tools, iron, steel and coal........................ 
1  stable  for teams ............................................. 
Expended at the agency eight miles below Redwood and at the mill8 on 
Redwood. 
1 warehouse, 60 x 20, built of round logs, shingled and 
double floored.............................$1,200 00 
1 smith's shop and tools ....................................270 00 
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$63,953 59 
99,536 41 
$84,836 41 
$63,063 59 
$1,000 00 
500 00 
500 00 
500 00 
150 00 
200 00 
1,240 00 
720 00 
200 00 
1,000 00 
3,900 00 
1,950 00 
720 00 
780 00 
150 00 
13,510 00 
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