Commissar of Pensions Suspends Payments

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No. 190 A.

Department Of Tile Interior,
Washington, D. C., July 11, 1871.

SIR: I return herewith the copy of instructions given by Mr. Secretary Harlan on the 15th of March, 1866, to the late George C. Whiting, as special agent of this Department, relative to the payment of pensions to certain Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, and other Indians, a list of whose names is therein contained, and hereby direct that von will please cause a suspension of payment of pension in each case named in said paper, and in all other Indian cases in which John W. Wright was attorney, to be made until full investigation of the whole matter shall have been accomplished.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
B. R. COWEN, Acting Secretary,
The Commissioner Of Pensions.




MLA Source Citation:

42nd Congress. Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. House of Representatives Report, 2nd Session, No. 96. Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on Feb 8th, 2013

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