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Submissions from 1848

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Memorial of the Cherokee Delegation, protesting against the settlement proposed by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs under the Treaty of 6th August, 1846

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Memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin, on the subject of a treaty with the Menomonie Indians for the lands north of Fox River

Submissions from 1851

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Memorial of the Legislature of Oregon, praying an appropriation for the payment of expenses incurred by the provisional government of Oregon in the Cayuse War.

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Memorial of the Legislature of Oregon, praying for the extinguishment of the Indian title and the removal of the Indians from certain portions of that territory; payment of the debt growing out of the recent Indian War, and the debt occasioned by the maintenance of the provisional government; establishment of military posts for the protection of emgrants; donations of land to citizens and emigrants; change in the place for delivering the mails transmitted from New York; construction of roads; purchase of the land held by the Puget Sound Agricultural Society; exploration of the territory; establishment of a branch mint; and the improvement of the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, in favor of granting to soldiers and sailors of the last war with Great Britain, and of the Indian Wars, the same quantity of bounty land as was allowed to those who served in the war with Mexico.

Submissions from 1852

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Letter from the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, communicating the annual report of the Board of Regents

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Memorial of the Legislature of Alabama, praying that the citizens of that state may be indemnified for losses sustained during the Indian hostilities in 1836-37

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota Territory, praying the ratification of certain treaties with the Sioux and Chippewa Indians in that territory

Submissions from 1853

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Memorial of the Legislature of Iowa, in favor of a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad from Dubuque to the Missouri River.

Submissions from 1854

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Letter of J. C. Fremont to the editors of the National Intelligencer, communicating some general results of a recent winter expedition across the Rocky Mountains, for the survey of a route for a railroad to the Pacific.

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Memorial of John Charles Fremont, praying that the Secretary of the Interior may be authorized to examine and settle, upon principles of equity, his claim for beef-cattle furnished by him under a contract with the Commissioner of the United States for treating with the California Indians, in 1851, for the use and subsistence of those Indians.

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Memorial of the Legislature of Alabama, praying that the horses and equipage purchased for Captain French's company of volunteers in the Creek War of eighteen hundred and thirty-six, may be paid for

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Statements showing -- I. All appropriations made during the first session of the Thirty-third Congress. II. New offices created and the salaries of each. III. Offices the salaries of which are increased, and the amount of such increase.

Submissions from 1855

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Documents and other papers relating to the boundary line between the States of Georgia and Florida, heretofore laid before either House of Congress, and the Reports of Committees, and all proceedings of either House thereon.

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Statements showing I. Appropriations made during the second session of the Thirty-third Congress. II. Offices created and the salaries thereof. III. the offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase, during the same period.

Submissions from 1856

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Letter from William C. Kibbe, Quartermaster and adjutant General of State of California, enclosing a copy of the resolution of the Legislature of California, relative to the procurement of arms and munitions of war from the general government for the defence of that state.

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Memorial and joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Iowa, praying the extension of the western and northern boundaries of that state, and the extinction of the Indian title to the lands situated therein.

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Memorial of the delegates and representatives of Choctaw Nation of Indians, praying that provision may be made for the final settlement of their claims under the Treaty of 1830, and all other treaties.

Submissions from 1857

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Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution, for the year 1856. And the proceedings of the Board up to January 28, 1857.

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In the Senate of the United States. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 624.) Letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the Secretary of the Interior, recommending that the land laws be extended east of the Cascade Mountain, in Oregon and Washington Territories.

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J. Loranger vs the U.S.

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Statements.

Submissions from 1858

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Memorial of Henry O'Rielly concerning military highways or "stockade routes" for protecting travelers and settlers, facilitating mail and telegraph communication through vast interior territories, and rendering the United States independent of foreign countries for transmitting mails between the Atlantic and Pacific states

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Memorial of Henry O'Rielly, John J. Speed, and Tal. P. Shaffner, concerning the completion of telegraph lines to Fort Laramie and Salt Lake

Submissions from 1861

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Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1860

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Memorial of the representatives of the Choctaw Nation of Indians, in general council assembled, praying the payment of the amount due the Choctaws under the Treaty of June, 1855

Submissions from 1864

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Indians of Kansas. (To accompany bill S. no. 219.) Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Hon. J. R. Doolittle, relative to the Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, and Piankeshaw Indians of Kansas

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In the senate of the United States. (To accompany bill S. no. 226.) Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Secretary of War, and a copy of a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, upon the subject of providing means of subsistence for the Navajo Indians of New Mexico upon a reservation at the "Bosque Redondo," on the Pecos River, and recommending an appropriation to effect the objects contemplated

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In the senate of the United States. (To accompany joint resolution H.R. no. 38.) Letter of the Secretary of the Interior to Hon. James R. Doolittle, Chairman of the Committee on Indian affairs, relative to the claim of the Michigan Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to a proposed treaty with certain Indians of middle Oregon, for a relinquishment of certain rights secured to them by treaty. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 442.).

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, in regard to the issuing of patents for certain lands of the Stockbridge Indians and the valuation and sale of their reservation

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, to honorable James R. Doolittle, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a report from the acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, accompanied by an account current between the United States and the united band of Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, and Piankeshaw Indians

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Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of Milwaukie, Wisconsin, praying the construction of a wagon road to Idaho, through Minnesota and Dakota, and such military protection as will afford safety to emigration and quick and secure transit of merchandise and the precious metals

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of an extension of the benefits of the pension law of 1861 and 1862 to the volunteers, or the widows and orphans thereof, in the late Sioux raid

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of the early payment of the damages sustained by the Sioux Indian War of 1862, out of the property of the destroyers now under control of the government

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of the erection of a line of military posts from Fort Abercrombie, in Dakota Territory, to Bannock City, in Idaho Territory

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from Chippewa Agency, Minnesota, to Superior City, Wisconsin

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Memorial of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of the establishment of a mail route from the City of St. Cloud, in Minnesota, by the way of Fort Abercrombie and Bannock City, in the Territory of Idaho, to Fort Walla-Walla

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Memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin, in favor of the passage of an act requiring the issue of patents for land purchased from the Stockbridge Indians in conformity to an act of Congress approved March 3, 1843, and for the sale of the unsold lands of the Stockbridge reservations, and that the price be fixed at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre

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Petition of Miami Indians, praying that the Secretary of the Interior be authorized to ascertain the arrearages due them and the prompt payment of the same out of the funds set apart by the Treaty of June 5, 1854. (To accompany bill S. no. 327.)

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Petition of the confederate bands of Weas, Peorias, Kaskaskias and Piankeshaws, praying that provision be made for the payment of the amount alleged to be due them under the Treaty of May 30, 1854

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Petition of Thomas J. Galbraith agent of the Sioux Indians of Minnesota, praying to be relieved from all responsibility as such Indian agent for property destroyed by the Sioux Indians on the 18th of August, 1862, and that his accounts may be settled upon the principles of equity. (To accompany joint resolution S. no. 67.).

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Resolution of the Legislature of California, in favor of opening to pre-emption the "Nome Lackee Indian Reservation."

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of a grant of lands to said state in lieu of the 16th and 36th sections of the public lands sold for the benefit of certain Indian tribes

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of making only such treaties with Indian tribes within that state, for sale of their lands, as will remove from the state such Indians, and secure to the state the right to tax such lands immediately after such sales

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the negotiation of treaties, and the enactment of laws which enable the government of the United States to speedily remove all Indians residing in a tribal capacity, within the limits of that state, to some point beyond the boundaries of the same

Submissions from 1865

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of a grant of lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from Wyandotte to the southern boundary of that state, and that the title of the Cherokee Indians to certain lands in said state be extinguished.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of placing an increased military force in the hands of Major General Curtis, commanding that department, to enable him to give sufficient and ample protection to the frontier of said state and the overland and Santa Fe routes.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of placing an increased military force in the hands of Major General Curtis, commanding that department, to enable him to give sufficient and ample protection to the frontier of said state and the overland and Santa Fe routes.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of additional relief to the sufferers from the Sioux Indian War of 1862.

Submissions from 1866

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Communication from the Superintendent of Indian Affairs and the Indian Agent of the Territory of Nebraska, addressed to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in relation to the Winnebago Reservation

Submissions from 1867

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the extinguishment of the Indian titles to lands in that state

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Resolution of the Legislature of Wisconsin, in favor of a new treaty between the general government and the Stockbridge Indians residing in that state, providing for their removal to a more genial climate and fertile soil

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Minnesota, in favor of a treaty between the government and the Sioux Indians, with provisions securing to the government the right of way through the Sioux Country to the Missouri River

Submissions from 1868

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Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of Oregon, in favor of the appointment of a commission to investigate and take proof as to losses sustained by citizens of said state by depredations of the Indians

Submissions from 1869

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List of private claims brought before the Senate of the United States from the commencement of the Fourteenth to the close of the Thirty-Ninth Congress, prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate, pursuant to the orders of the Senate of April 9, 1840; February 27, 1841; February 8, 1846 March 3, 1855; and March 16, 1866; and the Act of July 20, 1868, making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the year ending June 30, 1869

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Memorial of Headmen and people of the North Carolina or Eastern Cherokees, protesting against the ratification of the treaty concluded on the 9th day of July, 1868, between the United States and the Cherokees residing west of the Mississippi River

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Memorial of Lewis Downing, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, remonstrating against the settling of various Indian tribes on the Cherokee domain west of the 96th degree of west longitude

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Petition of Delegates of the Cherokee, Creek and Choctaw Indians, protesting against the passage of the bill to restore the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Department of War

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the payment of claims for depredations committed by the Indians in that state

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the transfer of the control and management of the Indians from the Interior to the War Department

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of an appropriation for the payment of the claims of citizens of that state for depredations committed by the Indians

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of dropping the names of certain Indians from the roll of their respective tribes, and that their lands may be subject to taxation

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the passage of laws for the protection of bona fide settlers on the Cherokee neutral lands

Submissions from 1870

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Report of the Clerk of the Court of Claims, communicating a statement of all the judgments rendered by said court during the year ending December 5, 1870.

Submissions from 1871

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Joint resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of allowing settlers on the Osage Diminished Reserve to enter and prove their claims in any shape in which they may have claimed them by legal subdivisions.

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Letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, upon the action of the Department of the Interior relating to the Kansas Indian lands in the State of Kansas.

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Letter of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in closing matters of appropriation and legislation which, in the opinion of the Department of the Interior, should be provided for.

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, calling attention to the condition of the Black Bob band of Shawnee Indians in Kansas.

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, communicating information in relation to the Black Bob band of Indians in Kansas.

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior, in relation to the construction of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Articles of the Treaty of July 19, 1867, with the Cherokee Nation, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate.

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Letter of the Secretary of the Interior to Hon. James Harlan, in relation to the absentee Shawnee Indian lands in Kansas.

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Memorial of A. H. Davis and others, in relation to the disposal of the Miami Indian Lands in Kansas.

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Memorial of P. P. Pitchlynn, Choctaw delegate, in regard to carrying out treaty stipulations with the Choctaw Indians.

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Memorial of the chiefs of the confederated tribes of the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankeshaw, and Wea Indians, praying to be reimbursed for the alleged misapplication of funds belonging to them by the Indian Department.

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Memorial of the council of the Seneca Nation of Indians, remonstrating against the sale of any portion of the Allegany Reservation.

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Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Dakota, in favor of an appropriation for the extension of the Sioux City and Missouri telegraph line to Fort Randall.

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Memorial of the Legislature of New York, in favor of a treaty with the Seneca Indians, by which they will give up the Allegany Reservation

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Petition of the Ottawa Indians of the United Bands of Blan-Chard's Fork and Roche de Boeuf, praying an investigation of the disposition made of lands granted them by Treaty of June 24, 1862, for the education of their children.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas asking Congress to grant the right of way to the Chicago, Kansas and Texas Railroad through the Indian Territory.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, asking that the government military post at Fort Harker, Kansas, be not abandoned.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Michigan, relative to Indian Reservations in that state.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Nebraska, asking relief for Captain James Murrie

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Resolution of the Legislature of Texas, asking the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into and report upon the outrages committed in that state during the past five years by bands of Indians living within the United States, and harbored within the Republic of Mexico

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, asking Congress to extinguish the Indian title to all Indian reservations in that state, and open the same to settlement.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas in favor of legislation to protect the rights of bona fide settlers in the Cherokee neutral lands, sold in accordance with the Treaty of August 11, 1866.

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Resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the passage of an act authorizing the issue of patents for the lands allotted to children of members of the Delaware tribe of Indians, in accordance with the Treaty of March 4, 1866.

Submissions from 1872

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Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution for the year 1871.

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to the request of the Cherokee Nation in regard to the application of funds due or that may accrue to that nation from the sale of certain lands.

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, transmitting copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to a survey of the line dividing the Creek ceded lands from the Creek reservation, and recommending legislation to authorize negotiations with the Creek Indians for the cession of a portion of their reservation occupied by friendly Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, inclosing papers relating to the removal and subsistence of scattered bands of Chippewa Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting copy of a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in relation to certain selections of land made for members of the Shawnee tribe of Indians.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlan, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and copies of accompanying papers from the Committee of Friends, in relation to the disposition of portions of Indian reservations in the Northern Superintendency.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, addressed to Hon. James Harlman, Chairman of Committee on Indian Affairs, transmitting a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regard to placing at the disposal of the department the balance of an unexpended appropriation for promoting education among Indian tribes.

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Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to confirming to the Great and Little Osage Indians a reservation in the Indian Territory.

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Memorial of the chiefs and principal men of the Oneida Indians of Wisconsin, praying to have secured to them the quiet possession of their reservation.

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Memorial of the Choctaw Nation of Indians, remonstrating against the establishment of a territorial government over their country

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Memorial of William P. Ross, W. P. Adair, and C. N. Vann, in favor of the establishment of a separate court for the Indian Territory.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Iowa, in favor of sustaining the President of the United States in his present policy for the management of the various Indian tribes, and against the opening of the Indian country for settlement, corporate, or speculative purposes.

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Resolution of the Legislature of Kansas, in favor of the passage of such laws as will secure to bona-fide settlers upon the Cherokee neutral lands the full benefit of the homestead and pre-emption laws, and also to secure to the state the 16th and 36th sections of land in each township, for school purposes.