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Title Letter [manuscript]: Omaha, Neb., to J.D. Cox, 1870 Oct. 17
Author Thayer, John Milton (1820-1906)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter, marked private, written by Nebraska senator John M. Thayer on Oct. 17, 1870 to Jacob Cox, Secretary of the Interior. In this letter Thayer recommends that special inspectors be sent to examine cattle herds to be delivered under contract by J. A. Morrow for the use of the upper Missouri Indians. Thayer states that he has evidence that the cattle will fall far below the required weight of 1,000 pounds per head. He urges Cox to send incorruptible men to oversee the sale. Cox referred the matter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs on 21 Oct, 1870.
Names Cox, Jacob Dolson (1828-1900); Morrow, J. A.
Places Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Keywords cattle, livestock, commerce, goods, trade, commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 882
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue