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Title Letter [manuscript]: Superintendency of Ind[ian] Affairs, St. Louis, [Mo.], to Nicholas Biddle, President Bank of the U[nited] States, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1831 June 2
Author Clark, William (1770-1838)
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 2, 1831, letter from William Clark to Nicholas Biddle, president of the Bank of the United States, regarding arrangements for payment of the $4,000 annual indemnity due the Winnebago Nation. Enclosures (lacking) included a letter from the Secretary of War and a bill of exchange, which was payable pending Congressional appropriation of funds.
Names Biddle, Nicholas (1786-1844)
Places St Louis, Missouri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords money, payment, government, government relations, Congress of the United States, legislature, Indian Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Clark was an explorer, governor of the Missouri Territory, and Indian agent. From 1822 until his death in 1838, Clark served as superintendent of the St. Louis Superintendency of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Until 1834, his jurisdiction included agencies on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and encompassed within its limits many Indian tribes, including the Winnebago. Clark was known for his sympathetic understanding of Indian affairs, and throughout his superintendency made pleas to Washington for a humane and just Indian policy.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3045
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue