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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C148-218
St Ann’s Hill
17 June 84
I feel induced to advice you not to trouble to answer Waddilove’s letter. The Munsees of the Thames had one great man among them, the Chief John Tomigo. Like Waddilove a hereditary chief. He died some time ago and during my superintendency a system of electing chiefs was adopted and Logan was chosen. He married a white girl living near the Reserve of indifferent character. She soon left him and then he Logan thought he would like a visit to England and persuaded the Band to make him up money to come over promising to do all sorts of things for them.
He did nothing for he really had nothing to do. Their old and only grievance, that of not having a large enough share of the Chippewa Reserve was gone into and settle in our Report of 1859.
Indians are very fond of writing letters. I have lately had one from Logan and Waddilove also, and I have answered both.
At the last meeting of the committee of the New Eng Compy we had a long … affair from Waddilove about getting their children into our Institution at Brantford, when he was actually now a boy and girl of his own.
F.W. Chesson Esq