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[[preprinted]] Refer in reply to the following: [[/preprinted]] L
Authority 15748

[[preprinted]] Department of the Interior,

Washington, July 27, 1887.

Miss Alice C.Fletcher,
U.S.Special Agent,
To make Allotment of Lands
in severalty to Indians,
New York City.

Madam: -

Under date of July 1,1887, the President granted authority for making allotment of lands in severalty,under the provisions of the Act of February 8,1887,to such of the Indians located upon the Winnebago Reservation,Nebraska,as may be found ready, competent,and qualified therefor.

Under this Authority you will proceed to the Winnebago Agency,for the purpose of making such allotments in conjunction with Agent Warner.

The Act of February 21,1863,(12 Stats.,658), authorized the sale of the reservation of the Winnebago Indians in Minnesota,their removal to a new location and the allotment of lands to them in quantities "not exceeding eighty acres to "each head of a family other than to the Chiefs to whom larger "allotments may be made."
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