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Title: Letter from Pottawatomie Blacksmith (Elisha Stephens) To Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty)
Date: 1839-01-09
Volume: G Page: 152 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Elisha Stephens (Pottawatomie Blacksmith);
Recipient(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Contents: This letter is a request for various blacksmith supplies. It was enclosed with the letter from Dougherty to Maguire dated 1/29/1839. Dougherty states that Stephens probably wrote it at the request of Billy Caldwell.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.

Title: Letter from Indian Agent (Jno Dougherty) To Clerk & Acting S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1839-01-29
Volume: G Page: 151 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): Jno Dougherty (Indian Agent);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Speaks of the basis for the Pottawatomie request relative to the blacksmith shop. Most of the remainder of the letter has to do with Dougherty's opinion of Caldwell, a Pottawatomie chief whom he describes thusly: "This man Caldwell is a cunning, designing, dangerous, speculating, unprincipled, drunken, spoilt character."
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Osage River (A. L. Davis) To Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L. (Geo Maguire)
Date: 1839-02-20
Volume: G Page: 157 (Microfilm reel MF-3166)
Author(s): A. L. Davis (Indian Sub Agent, Osage River);
Recipient(s): Geo Maguire (Clerk & Actng S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Nominates Jesse King as Blacksmith & Andrew Fuller as Asst. Blacksmith for the Pottawatomies.
Description: Copy of letter. 1p.
Comments: NOTE: This letter is "Xed" out with the comment "transferred to new book".
Title: Letter
Date: 1839-04-16
Volume: 7 Page: 4 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): Stephen Cooper, Lewis Co., Mo.;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Mr. Stephen Cooper, Lewis Co. Mo. encloses Mr. Cooper's commission as Sub-agent for the United nation of Ottawas, Chippewas, & Pottowatas. Gives description of necessary paper work;
Description: Copy of letter

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-05-11
Volume: 7 Page: 8 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): M. Capt. John Gannt, Pottowatamie Village;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Capt. John Gannt, Pottowatamie Village. Enclosed is abstract of agricultural implements for the Pottawatamies, with invoices for the same. Please obtain receipts from the various head men; return same to this office; If Major Dougherty is there, he will take care of these matters.
Description: Copy of letter

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-05-15
Volume: 7 Page: 9 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s):
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Ind. Sub-agent (A.L. Davis). Commr. has confirmed your nominations of Jesse King as Smith and Andrew Fuller as assistant Smith for the Pottawatamies, and of Robt. Wilson as blacksmith.
Description: Copy of letter

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-05-19
Volume: 7 Page: 13 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher S.I.A., St. Louis;
Recipient(s): Major John Dougherty, Ind. Agent;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Ind. Agent (John Dougherty). Discusses appointment of sub-agent Stephen Cooper for the Chippewas, Ottawas & Pottawatamies recently under your charge; Asks Agt. Dougherty to turn over books, papers & other property of the post to Mr. Cooper.
Description: Copy of letter

Title: Letter
Date: 1839-08-05
Volume: 7 Page: 25 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): Joshua Pilcher, S.I.A.St.L;
Recipient(s): Mr. Stephen Cooper, Indian Sub-agent;
Contents: S.I.A.St.L. (Joshua Pilcher) To Ind. Sub-agent, (Stephen Cooper). Mr. Hiram Rich of Clay County is under contract to supply rations for the last party of Chippewas, Ottawas, & Pottowatamies that emigrated to your sub agency in Sept. last; discusses procedures for drawing of supplies.
Description: Copy of letter

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Osage River (A. L. Davis) To S.I.A.St.L. (Major Joshua Pilcher)
Date: 1839-12-15
Volume: 8 Page: 16 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): A. L. Davis (Indian Sub Agent, Osage River);
Recipient(s): Joshua Pilcher (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Discusses the Pottawattamas wish to use the allocated government money to build a church rather than houses or other buildings. They say they can build their own houses, but cannot build the kind of church they want. States he awaits the decision in this matter.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

Title: Letter from Indian Sub Agent, Osage River (A. L. Davis) To S.I.A.St.L. (Major Joshua Pilcher)
Date: 1839-12-15
Volume: 8 Page: 15 (Microfilm reel MS-95)
Author(s): A. L. Davis (Indian Sub Agent, Osage River);
Recipient(s): Joshua Pilcher (S.I.A.St.L.);
Contents: Apologizes for lateness (due to ill health) in making report concerning looms, spinning wheels, etc., sent as gifts to the Pottawattama. When Indians were asked whether they wished to take possession of the items, they stated that no one in their tribe had any knowledge of how to use them. They did want the ploughs. Recommends sale of items not needed or wanted.
Description: Copy of letter. 2p.

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