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Letter of Support
May 7th, 1892 - Haytor Reed Indian Commissioner of Affairs to L. Vaukoughnet Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs
From Izola Mottershead

The Indian Commissioner wrote a letter of support for Mrs. Decoteau's request for monetary and educational support for her family.

Download the original letter in PDF format here.


Contents of the Letter

reply refer to
No. 313. Office of the
the date of this letter. Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
North-West Territories

Address your reply to
The Indian Commissioner
Regina, N.W.T

Regina 7th May, 1892

Sir -

I have the honor to forward herowith, an application made by Mrs. Decoteau, formerly a member of Red Pheasants Band of Indians, residing in the Battleford Agency, to be readmitted to membership of the band.

Her father and uncles, and in fact all her relations have always been the best of Indians, and during times of trouble, including the period of the late Rebellion, they have always been loyal to the Authorities

The Agent along with other people, residents in that section of the country, urges that the petition be granted.

I may remind the Department, that her late husband was cruelly murdered about a year ago by an American citizen. He had been as is stated in the petition, a servant of the Department for a long time, and was faithful to its interests.

May I ask the Department’s favorable consideration of the case, which I was to recommend as a special one?

I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
H Reed
Commissioner.

To the,
Deputy of the,
Superintendent General,
of Indian Affairs,
Ottawa.


Margin Notes

Lon_ee Br _ek say there is no provision in the Indian Act for receiving back so far as paying annuity to them is concerned and by their marriage they forfeited all their trumps into treaty Indian women married to others thems Indians who have consecrated their annuities

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