James McLaughlin, Indian Agent, Standing Rock, Copybook, May 1891 (81 pages), Original Material, First Time Published (Section 6 of 7 Sections)

 

This copybook encompasses all the official letters written by Indian Agent, James McLaughlin, during this time frame.  Below is an index of all the correspondence in this copybook.

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Originals of this Material were Donated to National Archives November 2005, as requested, since it was stated that these letters had been written “on government time,”  hence they did not belong in private hands.

The typed summary on the following pages and all the 500 pages of typed letters were offered to the Government but since these papers were not “original” material they had no interest in them. This material was typed over a period of 30 years!

As letters are entered their index item will be highlighted.

May 1891 Correspondence Index

Pages No. 372-377 5/1: Routine letters.

Page No. 378 5/5 E. Hughes:   Timing problems with cattle delivery.

Page No. 379 5/5 W. Hughes:  Deliver cattle by May 25 or lose contract.

Page No. 380 5/5 Com.Ind.Affairs: Post Office and Telegraphic addresses and how to get there.

Pages No. 382-383 5/5:     Routine letters.

Page No. 384 5/5 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Questions on construction and transportation.

Page No. 386 5/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Accounts for 3rd quarter 1891.

Pages No. 388-389 5/8 J.Hoagland: Lumber bid accepted.

Page No. 390 5/8 US Attorney: Request for more info on 1876 Pony issues.

Pages No. 392-394 5/10:     Routine potato and lumber info.

Page No. 395 5/10 CO Fort Sully:  On transporting Indians back to Standing Rock.

Pages No. 399-402:   Routine bidding  info.

Page No. 404 5/12 Head Farmer:  Authority to transport prisoners.

Page No. 405 5/1: Routine bank info.

Page No. 406 5/12 CO Fort Sully:  25 teams leaving today for Cheyenne Agency

Page No. 407  5/12 Hon. Com:  Situation same as reported April 9th ult.  Transporting prisoners, now at Fort Sully, Back to Standing Rock

Page No. 409 5/13 I.Hooper:   On lumber bidding.

Page No. 410 5/13 F. Hart:  On work as carpenter.

Page No. 411 5/14 Com.Ind.Affairs:  April Agency Report.  Very interesting.

Page No. 413 5/15 CO Prisoners:   Directions for bringing in prisoners (not sent!).

Page No. 414 5/16 A.Wells:  On supplying transport for prisoners.

Page No. 415 5/18 J.Hoagland:  On supplying lumber and carpenters and lumber received by Steamboat.

Page No. 416-18  5/1 Second Auditor:  Receipts for contracts.

Page No. 419 5/1 W. Hughes:  About 250 more Indians means more beef needed.

Page No. 420 5/19 A.Kyes:  On delivery at Mandan vs. Bismarck.

Page No. 421 5/19 M.Ryan:  On beef contracts and total poundage needed for Agency.

Page No. 423 5/19 Com.Ind.Affairs: On rebutting Pine Ridge Indian Agency Agent’s contention that the Military is needed to control his Indians.  Very interesting.

Pages No. 427-438  5/20-5/25:  Routine letters.

Page No. 440 5/27 M.Murphy: On beef contract.

Page No. 441 5/28 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On building material contracts.

Page No. 443 5/28 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On lumber contract.

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May 1891 Letters

Pages No. 372-377 5/1: Routine letters.

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Page No. 378 5/5 E. Hughes:   Timing problems with cattle delivery.

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Page No. 379 5/5 W. Hughes:  Deliver cattle by May 25 or lose contract.

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Page No. 380 5/5 Com.Ind.Affairs: Post Office and Telegraphic addresses and how to get there.

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Pages No. 382-383 5/5:     Routine letters.

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Page No. 384 5/5 Com.Ind.Affairs:  Questions on construction and transportation.

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Page No. 386 5/6 Com.Ind.Affairs: Accounts for 3rd quarter 1891.

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Pages No. 388-389 5/8 J.Hoagland: Lumber bid accepted.

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Page No. 390 5/8 US Attorney: Request for more info on 1876 Pony issues.

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Pages No. 392-394 5/10:     Routine potato and lumber info.

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Page No. 395 5/10 CO Fort Sully:  On transporting Indians back to Standing Rock.

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Pages No. 399-402:   Routine bidding  info.

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Page No. 404 5/12 Head Farmer:  Authority to transport prisoners.

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Page No. 405 5/1: Routine bank info.

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Page No. 406 5/12 CO Fort Sully:  25 teams leaving today for Cheyenne Agency

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Page No. 407  5/12 Hon. Com:  Situation same as reported April 9th ult.  Transporting prisoners, now at Fort Sully, Back to Standing Rock

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Page No. 409 5/13 I.Hooper:   On lumber bidding.

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Page No. 410 5/13 F. Hart:  On work as carpenter.

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Page No. 411 5/14 Com.Ind.Affairs:  April Agency Report.  Very interesting.

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Page No. 413 5/15 CO Prisoners:   Directions for bringing in prisoners (not sent!).

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Page No. 414 5/16 A.Wells:  On supplying transport for prisoners.

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Page No. 415 5/18 J.Hoagland:  On supplying lumber and carpenters and lumber received by Steamboat.

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Page No. 416-418  5/1 Second Auditor:  Receipts for contracts.

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Page No. 419 5/1 W. Hughes:  About 250 more Indians means more beef needed.

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Page No. 420 5/19 A.Kyes:  On delivery at Mandan vs. Bismarck.

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Page No. 421 5/19 M.Ryan:  On beef contracts and total poundage needed for Agency.

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Page No. 423 5/19 Com.Ind.Affairs: On rebutting Pine Ridge Indian Agency Agent’s contention that the Military is needed to control his Indians.  Very interesting.

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Pages No. 427-438  5/20-5/25:  Routine letters.

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Page No. 440 5/27 M.Murphy: On beef contract.

Page No. 441 5/28 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On building material contracts.

Page No. 443 5/28 Com.Ind.Affairs:  On lumber contract.

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