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Submissions from 1880

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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in response to resolution of the Senate of the 22d instant, a copy of the report of Henry C. De Ahna, formerly Collector of Customs at Sitka, Alaska, in regard to the resources, condition, and affairs of the Territory of Alaska.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in response to the resolution of the Senate of February 28, 1879, a tabulated statement showing the annual amount paid under what is known as permanent annual appropriations from 1865 to 1879, inclusive, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of War, relative to the completion of Fort Assinaboine, Montana Territory, and the construction of a new post near Wood Mountain in that territory

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting report of Lieut. Thomas H. Bradley, examiner of state claims, on the claims of states against the United States, in response to an inquiry from the Committee on Claims, United States Senate

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report from the Secretary of the Interior containing an agreement signed by the chiefs and headmen of the Ute Indians

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report from the Secretary of the Interior containing an agreement signed by the chiefs and headmen of the Ute Indians

Submissions from 1881

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, in response to Senate resolution of the 12th of March last calling for information concerning the alleged killing by soldiers, in the office of the agent of the Poncas, in the Indian Territory, of Big Snake, a chief man of the Poncas, and what action, if any, in reference to the matter, the department had taken, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and accompanying statement showing disposition of clothing purchased from appropriation, not specifically appropriated for under treaties with various tribes

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting copy of a communication dated 14th instant, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and accompanying draft of a bill to accept and ratify an agreement with the Crow Indians for sale of western portion of their reservation in Montana Territory

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting duplicate copies of two letters received by the Indian Office from Agents Miles and Hunt, of the Indian Territory, relating to the deficiency estimate transmitted on the 21st ultimo

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with a Senate resolution of the 15th instant, a copy of the report of the Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D. D., upon the condition of education in Alaska.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with law, a full and complete inventory of all property belonging to the United States in the buildings, rooms, offices, and grounds occupied by the department and under its charge

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with Senate resolution of May 19, 1881, a list showing the names of all officers, clerks, and other employes borne upon the rolls of the department.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with the requirement of section 8 of the Act of 22d July, 1854 (10 Stat., 308), the plats and papers in the following private land claims in the Territory of New Mexico, viz: No. 112, Mesilla and Arroyo Seco; No. 114, Santa Barbara; No. 118, Ojo de Borrega; No. 119, San Miguel del Bado

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolutions of January 27, 1881, copy of report of Ute Commission, and copies of all correspondence between this department and the Ute Commission, and also the Governor of Colorado, concerning the same since June 15, 1880

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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of the 21st ultimo, copies of all papers in his office relative to the settlement of the accounts of Dexter E. Clapp, late agent of the Crow Indians, Montana Territory

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting copies of papers relative to the abandonment of Camp Sheridan, Nebr., ordered to take effect May 1, 1881, together with special report as to the number and condition of buildings, &c., at that post

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, in reference to the applications of the Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central, and the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railway Companies, for a right of way across the lands of the Choctaw Nation, in the Indian Territory

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report of the commission appointed December 18, 1880, to ascertain the fact in regard to the removal of the Ponca Indians

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of June 21, 1879, reports from the Secretaries of the Interior and War, relative to expenses in certain Indian wars

Submissions from 1882

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Letter from the Attorney-General of the United States, transmitting a list embracing all the publications of that department, in compliance with Senate resolution of March 24, 1881, calling for same

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Letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of December 21, 1882, information relating to the postal routes in Dakota, from Fort Niobrara to Rapid City, and from Chamberlain to said Rapid City

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a communication from Attorney-General and report of Commissioner of General Land Office, also report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in response to Senate resolution of January 10, 1882, calling for information touching the opening for settlement under the pre-emption laws of the United States of part of the Ute Reservation in Colorado

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a communication, with accompanying papers, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in response to Senate resolution of January 24, 1882, calling for information relating to amounts expended for the education of Indian children, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting copy of report, dated 15th instant, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and accompanying papers, in response to Senate resolution of March 13, 1882, "requesting list of all Indian reservations upon which troops are stationed; also such information as may be on file in that department touching the destruction and inordinate consumption of timber by the troops upon such reservations," &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with law, a full and complete inventory of all property belonging to the United States in the buildings, rooms, offices, and grounds occupied by the Interior Department and under its charge

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with Senate resolution of February 7, 1882, copy of report of the acting Commissioner of the General Land Office of April 25, 1881, in reference to the right of occupation by settlers of any portion of the Indian Territory

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting information, with report dated the 4th instant, from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in response to Senate resolution of the 26th ultimo, calling for the action taken by that department to ascertain the damages resulting from the raid of Northern Cheyenne Indians through the western portion of the Indian Territory and the States of Kansas and Nebraska in 1878

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of December 15, 1882, a letter of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the 14th instant, submitting report dated the 12th instant, and its accompanying documents, on the claims of the Old Settler Cherokees, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of January 26, 1882, a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, of the 9th instant, relating to the amount of indebtedness by the Kansas tribe of Indians to individuals represented by certificates issued by any officer of the government, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of January 6, 1882, the report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office upon the survey of the United States and Texas Boundary Commission.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of July 3, 1882, a detailed statement of account showing the amounts received as Indian civilization fund, the source from whence derived, and the disbursements, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of March 24, 1881, a list of all books, reports, documents, and pamphlets printed or published by this department from 1789 to 1881

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of the 22d instant, a statement of the sums of money paid to the Ponca Indians since 1871, and under what treaty obligation

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, pursuant to Section 8 of the Act of July 22, 1854, extended by the Sundry Civil Act of July 15, 1870, certain papers relating to the private land claim in the Territory of Arizona known as El Sopori

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting in response to Senate resolution of April 5, 1882, a letter from the Chief of Engineers of yesterday's date, and the accompanying copy of a report from Lieut. T. W. Symons, Corps of Engineers, embracing all the information in this department respecting the navigable waters of the Upper Columbia River and its tributaries, and of the country adjacent thereto

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of March 24, 1881, reports of the publications, &c., of the respective bureaus of the War Department from March 4, 1789, to March 4, 1881.

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting report of the Adjutant-General, dated the 15th instant, inclosing copies of reports from the Commanding Generals of the divisions of the Missouri and the Pacific, giving the desired information called for in Senate resolution of January 30, 1882, calling for the number of Indians held as prisoners, under orders from the War Department, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting statements from the Quartermaster-General and others in reference to Senate resolution of January 24, 1882, calling for information in relation to the cost to the government of the Indian wars during each of the past ten years, &c

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Message from the President of the United States, recommending a renewal of the appropriation of ten thousand dollars heretofore made for defraying the expenses of the Board of Indian Commissioners.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, dated the 6th instant, with accompanying papers from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and draft of a bill to amend section 2135 revised statutes

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior in relation to proposed legislation for the sale of the Otoe and Missouria Indian Reservation in the States of Nebraska and Kansas.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of the 23d instant, with accompanying papers, in response to Senate resolution of the 30th ultimo, calling for certain information in relation to the Malheur Indian Reservation in the State of Oregon

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, of the 24th instant, with accompanying papers, submitting the draft of a proposed clause for insertion in one of the pending appropriation bills, to provide for the payment of certain legal services rendered to the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, in 1881 amounting to $150

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior relating to an agreement made by the Pah-Ute Indians, and granting a right of way to the Carson and Colorado Railroad Company through the Walker River Reservation, in Nevada.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with accompanying papers, in reference to the bill of Choctaw Council, approved November 10, 1881, granting a right of way through the Choctaw Nation to the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railway Company, &c.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with a draft of a bill to accept and ratify an agreement with the Crow Indians for the sale of a portion of their reservation in the Territory of Montana required for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with draft of a bill authorizing the sale of certain pine timber cut upon the Menomonee Reservation in Wisconsin, with accompanying papers

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with draft of a bill, in reference to the settlement of the estates of deceased Kickapoo Indians in the State of Kansas.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with draft of a bill to appropriate money to meet deficiency in the Indian service for the year ending June 30, 1882

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with draft of bill for the per capita distribution of the sum of two thousand dollars to the band of Eastern Shawnee Indians at Quapaw Agency, Indian Territory

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior with draft of bill providing for the improvement of the condition of Indians occupying reservations

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, with the draft of a bill to prevent timber depredations on Indian reservations

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, dated the 9th instant, and accompanying copy of a telegram from the general commanding the Military Division of the Pacific and Department of California, relative to the construction of additional quarters, &c., within the limits of the Military Department of Arizona

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, of the 6th instant, together with plans and estimates for barracks and quarters in the Military Division of the Pacific and at Fort Monroe, Virginia

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, relating to abandoned military reservations, and renewing his former recommendation for legislation which will provide for the disposal of such reservations no longer needed.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, transmitting plans and estimates for the erection of a large military post at Fort Selden, New Mexico

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a letter from the Secretary of the Interior with draft of a bill to create the office of Medical Inspector for the United States Indian Service

Submissions from 1883

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a communication of the 16th instant from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, recommending an appropriation of $14,100 for the purchase of stock-cattle, &c., for the bands of Sioux Indians of Red Cloud and Red Leaf

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, respecting the deficiency in the appropriation for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the Sioux Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, calling attention to the necessity of an immediate appropriation to enable the fulfillment of article 10 of the Treaty of April 29, 1868 (15 Stat., 635), with the Sioux Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a letter of the 16th instant from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, respecting the large sums annually expended for attorneys' fees by different Indian tribes, recommending the appointment of an officer for that purpose

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with law, a full and complete inventory of all property belonging to the United States in the buildings, rooms, offices, and grounds occupied by this department and under its charge

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of February 5, 1883, a report concerning depredations on the public timber in the Territory of Montana

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of 3d instant submitting draft of a bill "for the relief of the Nez Perce Indians in the Territory of Idaho, and of the allied tribes residing on the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation in the State of Oregon"

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of 4th instant, submitting draft of bill "to accept and ratify certain agreements made with the Sioux Indians and to grant a right of way to the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway Company through the Sioux Reservation in Dakota"

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, of the 4th instant, submitting a draft of a bill to accept and ratify the agreement by the Shoshones, Bannocks, and Sheepeaters, of Fort Hall and Lemhi Reservations, in Idaho

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of the 4th instant submitting draft of bill "to confirm the title to certain land in the Indian Territory to the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, and the Wichitas and affiliated bands, to provide for the issuance of patents therefor."

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of the 4th instant, with draft of bill to accept and ratify an agreement made with Chief Moses and other Indians for the relinquishment of certain lands in Washington Territory

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting a draft of bill "providing for allotment of lands in severalty to the Indians residing upon the Chehalis Reservation, in Washington Territory, and granting patents therefor".

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War in relation to the subject of invasion of Indian Territory, urging an amendment to section 2148 Revised Statutes, of imprisonment for unlawful entry upon Indian lands

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War of December 14, 1883, respecting abandoned military reservations, and renewing recommendation for such legislation as will provide for the disposal of military sites that are no longer needed

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of 3d instant from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting draft of bill for the payment of the value of certain improvements made by certain settlers on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in California

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of 3d instant, with accompanying papers, from the Secretary of the Interior, being a partial report upon the Cherokee Indian matters, required under a clause in the sundry civil appropriation of August 7, 1882

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of the 11th instant from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting draft of a bill "to provide for the issuance of patents for certain lands in the Indian Territory, occupied by the Kickapoo, Iowa, and other Indians"

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of the 12th instant from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs of December 8, 1883, on the subject of the "Old Settler" or "Western Cherokees."

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of the 6th instant from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting a draft of a bill "to accept and ratify an agreement with the confederated tribes of the Flathead, Kootenay, and Upper Pend d'Oreilles Indians for the sale of a portion of their reservation in Montana Territory required for the Northern Pacific Railroad."

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, inclosing a copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, setting forth the necessity of a deficiency appropriation of $78,110 for the purchase of supplies for the Crow Indians

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a letter from the Secretary of the Interior respecting the ratification of an agreement with the confederated tribes of Flathead, Kootenay, and Upper Pend d'Oreilles Indians, for the sale of a portion of their reservation in Montana Territory

Submissions from 1884

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, of December 5, 1883, inclosing a supplemental report from the Surveyor-General of New Mexico, on the private land claim known as the Petaca grant, No. 105

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting communication of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, asking appropriation of $28,200 to compensate Sioux Indians for ponies taken from them.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in answer to Senate resolution of February 27, 1884, a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the leasing of lands upon the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in answer to Senate resolution of June 20, 1884, report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs upon contracts for furnishing beef cattle to Indians in 1883 and 1884

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of December 6, 1883, report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs submitting copies of Sioux agreements to cession of land to the United States, with correspondence connected therewith

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of December 6, 1883, report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs submitting copies of Sioux agreements to cession of land to the United States, with correspondence connected therewith

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with law, the report of the Surveyor-General of New Mexico, respecting the private land claim of Francisco Sandoval for the Santisima Trinidad or Rancho de Gavan tract

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with Senate resolution, December 20, 1883, report of Commissioner of the General Land Office relative to lands certified or patented to railroad companies since December, 1875

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in compliance with Senate resolution of December 4, 1883, copies of documents and correspondence relating to leases of lands in the Indian Territory to citizens of the United States for cattle-grazing and other purposes.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of January 22, information concerning the status of certain lands in the Indian Territory.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of July 2, 1884, reports relative to the condition of the Northern Cheyenne Indians on the Tongue and Rosebud Rivers.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to Senate resolution of March 13, 1884, preliminary report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning roll of the Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to affairs of Indians in Lake Winnibigoshish and Leech Lake Indian Reservations.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, submitting report of the Surveyor-General of New Mexico on the private land claim of the town of Albuquerque, with various papers relating thereto.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter of the Commissioner of the General Land Office submitting supplemental report of the Surveyor-General of Arizona on the private land claim (No. 7) known as Tumacacori y Calabazas, C. P. Sykes et al.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letters of Indian Agent Armstrong and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to the condition and necessities of the Crow Indians, and urging that the amount specified in the annual estimate for flour, meat, &c., be increased to $90,000

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the amount appropriated March 3, 1883, for Cherokee Nation, and legislation to protect the rights of adopted citizens of said nation

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relative to the failure of the Utah and Northern Railway Company to compensate certain Indians for right of way

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of 19th instant, submitting draft of bill providing for the allotment of lands in severalty to the Arickaree, Gros Ventre, and Mandan Indians on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Dakota

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior of the 19th instant, submitting draft of bill to allow Indian homestead entries, in certain cases, without the payment of fees and commissions.

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a communication of 10th instant, from Secretary of the Interior, submitting an estimate of appropriation for the settlement, under existing treaties, of certain freedmen and their descendants upon lands known as the Oklahoma District, Indian Territory.