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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C148-216
St Ann’s Hill
28th Mar 84
My dear Sir,
I lately received the enclosed letter from one of the Munsee Chiefs enquiring what Scobie Logan who was in London for about a year accomplished on behalf of the Band.
I saw him when he first arrived and it seemed to be the old story of complaint against the Chippewas for not allowing the, a larger portion of the Reserve. In 1858, the Canadian Govt appointed a commission to report on the condition of the Indians generally of which I was one. … directed to look into this complaint of the Muncees, and after much enquiry and investigation we considered that the Munsees had little to complain of and recommended some little advantage to be given them in any future surrender of any portion of the reserve. I always considered his coming to England to be a waste of the moneys of the band who had no [annuity?]. The Indian Dept at Ottawa are always ready to listen to any grievance the band may have, and thus I believe, and there only can they successfully apply. They wanted your address, and that I have given them. They will probably write to you and you may be able to tell them what Logan accomplished if anything.
I am Dear Sir,