1833 Permission To Travel To Washington Request

Modified on Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:34 AM by Patricia Hamp — Categorized as: Miscellaneous

Indian Agency
Nov. 21th 1833


The Ottawa chiefs have applied to me for permission to visit Washington. They have this day repeated their application and furnished names of the chiefs who are to compose the delegation. Their object is to bring before the President the subject of their lands in the Peninsula. It is their wish to leave this, for Washington, in the spring.

I have the honor to annex a list of the names, and to request, that you will inform me whether their contemplated journey will be sanctioned.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servant
H. R. Schoolcraft
Ind. Agent

His Excellency G. B. Porter
Gov. of Michigan

List of Chiefs

SOURCE: National Archives Microfilm Publications RG 75 M 268P
Records of the Michigan Superintendency of Indian Affairs. 1814-1851
Roll 69 Page 21
Letters Sent by the Agent at Mackinac
May 31, 1833-July 1, 1836
Agent Henry R. Schoolcraft while stationed at Mackinac