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Edward Deas to C.A. Harris — May 31 1837

Steam Boat Black Hawk

(at) Little Rock, Ark

31st May 1837

To C.A. Harris esqr.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs


On the 27th inst. I had the honor to report to you from Helena Arkansas every thing of interest up to that time relation to the removal of the party of Creek Indians under my charge.

We have just reached this place 7 o’clock A.M. and will proceed immediately towards Fort Gibson which place I hope we shall be able to reach by water as the Arkansas is at present at a good stage, and on the rise.
Two deaths occurred on the 27th but the Party at present is healthy and nothing else of particular importance has occurred since I last had the honor to address you upon this subject. I am Sir

Very respectfully your Obed. Servant

Edw. Deas

Lieut U.S. Army and
Disb Agent Creek Emigration

Source: Letter from Lt. Edward Deas to C.A. Harris, National Archives Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Letters Received, Creek Agency Emigration, Roll 238, D 89.

Updated 3.1.2010