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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: Denver, Colo., to E[ly] S[amuel] Parker, Washington, D.C., 1870 Nov. 4|
|Author||McCook, Edward Moody (1833-1909)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: November 4, 1870, letter from Edward M. McCook to Ely Samuel Parker, U.S. commissioner of Indian affairs, thanking Parker for honoring his request to be relieved of his "irksome" and "unfortunate" Indian duties. McCook questions whether the act creating the Colorado Territory would permit anyone other than the governor to assume the superintendency, but emphasizes that in any case he did not want responsibility for accounts. The governor’s political opponents had accused him of corruption relating in part to irregularities in the contracts supplying cattle to the Indians.|
|Names||Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895); Grant, President of the United States, Ulysses S. (1822-1885)|
|Places||Colorado Territory, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Keywords||Indian Agent, governor, government, Bureau of Indian Affairs, corruption|
|Theme||American Indians and the US Government|
|Culture Area||Great Basin, Great Plains|
Union officer, diplomat, and governor of the Colorado Territory, 1869-1873 and 1874-1875. As territorial governor, Edward M. McCook was also ex-officio superintendent of Indian affairs for the Colorado Superintendency from 1869 to 1870, when the office was discontinued and agents reported directly to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington.
Engraved letterhead by Western B.N. & Engr. Co., Chicago.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 179|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|