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Title: Letter from Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-02-27
Volume: G Page: 94 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Sioux Agcy, Upper Mo.);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports that the effects of smallpox among most of the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri surpass all former scourges. Mandans have been reduced from 1600 to 31 persons. Reports many other grisly statistics. Advocates vaccination.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-07-03
Volume: G Page: 128 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Attempts to quell rumors of discontent among the Indians. Says they are quieter than they have been in the last 18 years. The exception might be the Riccaras, who now occupy the Mandan villages. Reports smallpox on the wane east of the mountains.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell) To Ind. Agt., A. Drips
Date: 1842-10-07
Volume: 7 Page: 204 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): D. D. Mitchell S.I.A.St.L.;
Recipient(s): Major A. Drips, Indian Agent;
Contents: Contains instructions to demand payment from Indians responsible for depredations carried out 40 or 50 miles below the Mandan village--this to be done should opportunity offer.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Fort Pierre (Andrew Drips) To S.I.A.St.L. (Thomas H Harvey)
Date: 1844-07-06
Volume: 8 Page: 172 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Andrew Drips (Indian Agent, Fort Pierre);
Recipient(s): Thomas H Harvey (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Reports having visited the Sioux, Arickeris, Minataris, and Mandans and having discussed with all of them the subject of spiritous liquors. All seem to be of the opinion that they are better off without them. Also reports buying from the Yankton Sioux a slave woman of the Pawnee, and returning her to her own people.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Clerk to S.I.A.St.L. (John Haverty) To Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington (W. Medill)
Date: 1848-08-10
Volume: 9 Page: 121 (Microfilm reel MS-96)
Author(s): John Haverty (Clerk to S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): W. Medill (Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington);
Contents: Encloses a letter from Agent Cummins which reports the arrival of Nineteen Potawatomie boys from the Choctaw Academy, this being one less than the number that left St. Louis on the Steamer "Mandan".
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: See letter from Harvey to Medill dated 7/25/1848. Also see letter from Haverty to Medill dated 8/22/1848.
Title: Letter from Clerk to S.I.A.St.L. (John Haverty) To Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington (W. Medill)
Date: 1848-09-06
Volume: 9 Page: 127 (Microfilm reel MS-96)
Author(s): John Haverty (Clerk to S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): W. Medill (Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington);
Contents: Acknowledges instructions to turn over the sum of $6902.75 to Gov. Joe Lane on account of the Oregon Sub Agency. Lane left here for Fort Leavenworth, where I learned that he was aboard the steamboat Mandan, and making preparations to leave for Oregon. I have written to him that the funds are on hand for him here.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: See letter from Thomas H Harvey to W. Medill dated 9/28/1848.
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