advice that they submit; the reason the U.S. withdrew troops from the Indian Territory and what the Indians' reaction should have been. NOTE: Incomplete--pages missing.
38 From Winchester Colbert, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation (Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Aug. 24, 1865. Re: Transferring the site of the Grand Council to Ft. Smith; irritation that the Choctaws have yet to appoint their delegates. NOTE: incomplete--pages missing.
39 From Cyrus Bussey (3rd Division of the Army Corps--Ft. Smith, Arkansas). To peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Aug. 25, 1865. Re: federal authorities to appear at Armstrong Academy to invite the Indians to adjourn at Ft. Smith.
40 From James G. Blunt (Ft. Smith, Arkansas). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Sept. 23, 1865. Re: railroad interests represented at Grand Council; possibility of railroads dissecting Indian Territory.
41 From Winchester Colbert (Executive Office, Chickasaw Nation--Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Oct. 12, 1865. Re: the Chickasaw National Legislature's move to ratify the treaty of peace with the U.S.; its moves regarding slavery.
42 From J.P. Kingsbury (Boggy Depot, C.N.). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Nov. 28, 1865. Re; the Indians misjudged for their role in joining the Confederacy; request to remember the missionaries if forced to cede land.
43 From Albert Pike (Memphis, Tennessee). To Peter P. Pitchlynn. Dated Dec. 7, 1865. Re: impending Choctaw trip to Washington; no one better able to serve the Choctaws than Pike; his wish to organize a company with Pitchlynn's help; request to settle in the Choctaw Nation.