Regarding "fugitive" Piutes from the reservation.
"...Considerable correspondence has passed between the War Department and this Department, relative to the best disposition to be made of these Indians...." Ends with, "temporary provisions having been made for the support of the Piutes where they now are, I have concluded to make no further efforts for their return to Yakama, for the present."
2 lined 8 x 10.5 inch letterhead. Handwritten and inscribed. Annotation on verso of second sheet.
Fort Simcoe, W. T., Government documents