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Superintendency of Ind. Affairs
St Louis Fby 22nd 1830

I take the liberty of enclosing a letter or talk receaved a few days agoe from Chief Anderson of the Delaware Nation of Indians, and his Captains, on the Subject of exchanging Their lands within the State, for Lands on the Kanzas River, by which it appears they are anxious to effectly reducing the Terms on which they were willing to exchange two years agoe except the additional Annuity and paying their Traders their demands, is such as they will necessarily require to enable them to progress with any certainty of success on lands which is contemplated for them to settle upon.

The Kickapoos expect an answer to their proposals heretofore stated for exchanging the Lands they claim on the Osage River, for the Country on the Missouri adjoining and above the lands proposed to be exchanged with the Delawares.

To enable me to answer the various inquiries of the Chiefs of the Tribes, I must beg time to request information of the course the Government will persue in relation to their propositions.

I have the honour to be with very high Respect

Your most Obt [XXXXX]

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Wm Clark

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