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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 Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine To Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher)
Date: 1838-07-09
Volume: G Page: 135 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Dr. Joseph R. DePrefontaine;
Recipient(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Contents: Verifies letter from Pilcher to Clark dated Sept, 1838 as to the difficulty in estimating the number of Indians vaccinated for smallpox. Does estimate that 3,000 were inoculated.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: Dr. DePrefontaine was hired to innoculate Indians in the fight against smallpox.
Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date: 1838-10-27
Volume: G Page: 139 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Ind Agt, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Writes about visiting all posts in Upper Mo. Agency, and reminds that the Indians are widely scattered. Mentions the abatement and disappearance of smallpox. Found "Astor medals", intended for distribution among the Indians, and quickly forbade this practice.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from S.I.A.St.L. (D. D. Mitchell) To Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington (Luke Lea)
Date: 1851-05-20
Volume: 9 Page: 324 (Microfilm reel MS-96)
Author(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): Luke Lea (Comr. Ind. Affs., Washington);
Contents: Encloses two letters from Sub Agent Richardson, one regarding the outbreak of small pox amongst the Ioways & Sacs of Mo., and measures taken by him to arrest its further progress. Also requests the remittance of $500 out of the agricultural fund of the Sac & Foxes of Mo., to assist them in their farming operations.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Clerk to S.I.A.St.L. (John Haverty) to S.I.A.St.L, in Washington (D. D. Mitchell)
Date: 1852-02-16
Volume: 9 Page: 377 (Microfilm reel MS-96)
Author(s): John Haverty (Clerk to S.I.A.St.L.);
Recipient(s): D. D. Mitchell (S.I.A.ST.L.) in Washington;
Contents: Transmits Agent Richardson' statement of public moneys for January, 1852 and his letter. Mentions that smallpox has carried off fifty of the Potawatomies & that it has recently broken out among the Delawares.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent, Upper Missouri (Joshua Pilcher) To S.I.A.St.L. (William Clark)
Date:
Volume: G Page: 132 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher (Indian Agent, Upper Missouri);
Recipient(s): William Clark (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Letter contains estimates of Indian vaccinations for smallpox and estimates of those who died of the disease, although highly inaccurate, especially the estimate of deaths. The total estimate of deaths was 17,200.
Description: Copy of letter. 4p.
Comments: The date on this letter did not specify the day, but showed only September, 1838.
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