1833 Permission To Travel To Washington Request

Indian Agency
Michilimackinac
Nov. 21th 1833


Sir,

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


To:
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