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being as responsible as he regarding the family These and other points were made clear according to our laws, [[strikethrough]] to [[/strikethrough]] by a large portion of the people and the intelligence thus gained will be of benefit in many ways in the near future. After an allotment had been made the Indian was allowed some little time for further thought and consultation, as it was a rule laid down by me that when an individual signed the paper of "Selection," the act was final and could no longer be open to reconsideration. Considerable formality attended the making out and signing of the paper of "Selection." Each man and woman made his or her mark in the presence of witnesses chosen by the signer, such witnesses appending their names when ever it was possible for
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