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Title: Letter
Date: 1833-06-15
Volume: 32 Page: 29 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Sophia Farrar (for Margaret Farrar);
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Sophia Farrar (for Margaret Farrar, her adopted half-breed daughter) To Genl. Wm. Clark, S.I.A.St.L. Seeks knowledge as to whether or not the land rights of her two daughters who died in 1825 can be transferred to Margaret who was born in 1826, after the treaty of 1824.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.
Comments: See letters of 4/13/1833 regarding this subject.
Title: Field-notes of surveys of Peoria, Kaskaskia and Ottowas.
Date: 1833-07-29
Volume: 1 Page: 60 (Microfilm reel MS-94)
Author(s): Isaac McCoy; John C. McCoy, asst. surv.;
Recipient(s):
Contents: Field-notes of surveys of Peoria and Kaskaskia lands, with the Eastern boundary of Ottowas on their West.
Description: Copy of document.
Comments: Survey dated: August 31, 1833. John C. McCoy assistant surveyor. See p. 56 for plat.
Title: Field-notes of Shawanoe lands survey
Date: 1833-09-13
Volume: 1 Page: 106 (Microfilm reel MS-94)
Author(s): Isaac McCoy; Jno. C. McCoy, asst. surv.;
Recipient(s):
Contents: Field-notes of the survey of the western and part of the southern boundary lines of Shawanoe lands, surveyed by order of Genl Wm Clark Supt. Ind. Affs. St. Louis, Mo.
Description: Copy of document
Comments: Survey dated: _________, 1833. Signed also by Jno. C. McCoy, asst. surv. Plat accompanying survey, p. 120.
Title: Letter
Date: 1833-10-15
Volume: 32 Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Nathan Smith, Rock Island;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Nathan Smith, Rock Island To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Writes on behalf of his half breed daughter, Amerlia Smith, whose mother was a Sac woman. Writes in regard to division of land among half breeds.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter
Date: 1833-11-25
Volume: 32 Page: 32 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Recipient(s): Mrs. Sophia Farrar;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L (William Clark) To Mrs. Sophia Farrar. Contains information about eligibility of her daughter, Maragaret, born in 1826; states that original intent of treaty was to divide land among those who existed in 1824 at the time of the treaty; As Margaret was born later, any decision about her claim would have to be decided in Washington; States he will forward her claim to Washington.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Deposition as to the paternity of a child
Date: 1833-12-04
Volume: 32 Page: 34 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Francort Lesieun; Joseph Racin; Patrick Ray;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Francort Lesieun, Patrick Ray, & Joseph Racin on behalf of orphan half breeds Alexander, Noel, Antoine, & Francort Menard. To S.I.A.St.L.(William Clark) Contains attestations to the lineage of the four orphans mentioned, and their right to land under the Treaty of 1824.
Description: Copy of Document. 1 p.

Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 55 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): J. Garland, Affiant; Mah=me=ash=e=ki, Sac Indian; Saml. Steele, Justice of the Peace; Wesley Williams, Clerk Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Mah-me-ash-e-ki, Sac Indian, Saml Steele, J.P., J. Garland, Affiant, Wesley Williams, Clerk, Hancock County, Illinois To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark) Contains affirmations of the lineage of one Baptiste Jaco(also known as Baptiste Tivorne).
Description: Copy of documents 2p.

Title: Affidavits as to proof of half-breed status
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 56 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): J. Garland, Interpreter; Saml. Steele, Justice of the Peace; Shirv=a=ni=quah, Fox woman; Wesley Williams, County Clerk, Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Shirv-a-ni-quah, Fox woman, Saml. Steele, J.P., J. Garland, Interpreter, Wesley Williams, County Clerk To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Contains signed affadavits as to the lineage of Archange St. Jean(Archange Palen), Louisa St. Jean(Louisa Brisnell), & Agathe St. Jean.
Description: Copy of documents. 2p.

Title: Petition of a half-breed claiming land
Date: 1833-12-12
Volume: 32 Page: 42 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Archange Pulen, Petitioner; Dr. J. Garland, Acting Indian Agent for petitioners; Edward Bushnel, Interpreter; John Tolman, Petitioner; Louisa Bushnel, Petitioner; Samuel Steele, J.P., Witness; Show=a=no=quah, Affiant; Wesley Williams, Clerk of Hancock County, Illinois;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Dr. J. Garland, acting agent for John Tolman, Archange Pulen, & Louisa Bushnel To S.I.A.St.L (William Clark). Contains description of controversy as to whether or not there was a biological tie to the Sac or Fox tribes. Enclosed with letter were various signed affadavits attempting to verify claims for land.
Description: Copy of letter and documents. 4 p.
Comments: At issue here was the question as to whether one of the critical ancestors was os Sac or of Menominee heritage.
Title: Letter
Date: 1833-12-21
Volume: 32 Page: 81 (Microfilm reel MS-99)
Author(s): Charles St. Vrain, deposer; Daniel Hough, J.P., St. Louis County, Mo.;
Recipient(s): William Clark, S.I.A.St.L.;
Contents: Daniel Hough, J.P. St. Louis County, Mo., & Charles St. Vrain, deposer To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark). Letter contains deposition testifying to the half breed status of Betsy Farrar who was born before the Treaty of 1824. Desires for Betsy's right to land be transferred to her full sister, Margaret, who was born after 1824.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

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