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is retarded until the family relation is made stable and hedged about with protective influences, the officer of the Gov't [[strikethrough]] he [[/strikethrough]] can [[strikethrough]] now [[/strikethrough]] henceforth intelligently and effectively maintain the family relation in accordance with the laws of our Country.

In view of the [[strikethrough]] labor done [[/strikethrough]] peculiar difficulties in obtaining [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] exact [[?expiration]] at this point, I can not but consider the establishment of this complete registry of the families of the Tribe as one of the most important acts connected with the work entrusted to me, and if the registry is faithfully used & kept up it will become a means of untold value, morally and socially in promoting the prosperity & growth in civilization of the people.

The distribution of the Certificates of Allotment began on June 5th 1884 and was completed on the 8th. Each certificate was checked upon the Registry as given out.