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1851 Employee Payments Mackinac Agency

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Modified on Friday, 10 June 2011 03:15 PM by Patricia Hamp Categorized as Traders
Kalamazoo Oct. 30 1851

Sir,

The following accounts of persons employed in the Mackinac Agency for services rendered the United States have been presented to me for payment. Viz.

  • Louis M. MORAN for Sal. as Office Interpreter for the Michigan District for the 2d qr. of 1851. $75.00

  • Augustus HAMLIN Junr. For Sal. as Office Interpreter to the Ottawa & Chipps. at Mackinac for 1st and 2d. qr. of 1851. $150.00

  • Alonzo PLATT for Sal. as Physician to the same on Grand River for the 2d qr. of 1851. $25.00

  • William MANNING for Sal. as Physician to the same at Sault Ste. Marie for the 1st and 2d Qrs. of 1851. $50.00

  • Bernard FAIR for Sal. as Carpenter to the same at Grand Traverse for the same qrs. $300.00

  • George N. SMITH for Sal. as Teacher to the same at the Old Mining Mission Station for the 4th qr. of 1850 and 1st and 2d qrs. 1851. $300.00

  • John CAMPBELL for Sal. as Smith to the same at Grand Traverse for the 1st and 2d qrs. of 1851. $240.00

  • Joseph RAINVILLE for Sal. as Smith to the same at Mackinac for the 2d qr. Of 1851. $60.00

  • James McLAUGHLIN for Sal. as late Farmer to the same at Grand Traverse Bay for 1st and 3d qrs. and 13 days 4th qrs. 1850. $214.13

  • John J. MERRILL for Sal. as Farmer to the Ott. and Chipps. at Grand Traverse Bay for the 1st and 2d qrs. of 1851. $200.00

  • Jerome M. PRATT for Sal. as Farmer at the same at Grand Traverse for the same qrs. of 1851. $200.00

  • William R. STONE for Sal. as Ass. Farmer to the same at Grand Traverse for the 2d qr. of 1851. $100.00

  • Ne be ne she for Sal. as Farmer to the same at Ottawa and Griswold Colonies for same qr. of 1851. $100.00

  • Benjamin CUSHWAY for Sal. as Smith to the Chipps. of Saginaw at Saginaw for the same qr. of 1851. $150.00

  • James C. DAVENPORT for Sal. as Asst. Smith to the same at the same place for the 1st and 2d qrs. of 1851. $120.00

  • James FRASER for Sal. as Overseer of Farming to the same for the 2d qr. of 1851. $120.00

Permit me to say that I have carefully examined the above mentioned accounts and during my recent visits to the various points in my Agency, to make annuity payments to the Indians. I have made enquiries in regard to them and also into the circumstances under which the services were rendered and that I am of the opinion that they are just and true and would therefore recommend that permission be given me by the Department to pay the same out of the appropriate funds (if sufficient) recently turned over to me by Mr. Babcock late Act. Supt. &c. a statement of which I have just received from the Department under date 10th inst.

It is proper also for me to state, that before the order of the Department was made suspending the payment of the accounts which accrued, before entering upon the duties of my office, I had already paid the following, which are embraced in the forgoing. viz:

  • John CAMPBELL for Sal. as Smith 2d qr. 1851. $120

  • Bernard FAIR for Sal. as Carpenter 1st and 2d ars. 1851. $300.00

  • George N. SMITH for Sal. as Teacher 4th qr. 1850. $100.00

  • Jerome M. PRATT for Sal. as Farmer 2d qr. 1851. $100.00

  • William R. STONE for Sal. as Asst. Farmer same qr. $100.00

From an examination of the statement of the funds turned over to me by Mr. Babcock, sent me by the Department, it appears that the amount applicable to the payment of Farmers and Assts. to the Ott. and Chipps. is only $704.92 while the accounts already rendered for that service during his term, make an aggregate of $814.13 leaving a balance of $109.21 unprovided for.

I am Dear Sir with great
Respect Your Obt. Servt.
Wm. Sprague
Indian Agent


To: Hon. Luke Lea
Comr. Indn. Affrs.
Washington


Mackinac Agency
Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs 1828-1880
National Archives Microfilm Publications M234 Roll 403 1839-1852


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