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^[[ [1889] ]]

I hereby certify that I have gone carefully over the list of fictitious patentees with the leading men and interpreters of the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska, and have corresponded with leading Winnebagos in Wisconsin, relative to identifying these patentees and also that on the 2nd day of April 1889, I examined the census rolls of the Winnebago tribe of Indians on file in the office of the Second Auditor, U. S. Treasury Department, for the year 1869.  These census rolls were made out for the cash payment of twelve thousand four hundred and ten dollars ($12,410.00) which took place on September 16, 1869.  Samuel W. Janney, Supt., of Indian Affairs. Howard White, Indian Agent, Mitchell St. Cyr, U. S. Interpreter. This payment was the last payment made before the allottment of 1870 and consequently all heads of families then allotted, would appear upon those rolls, as the patents were issued on May 26, 1871.  None of the names of patentees which I have returned as fictitious are to be found on these census rolls.

^[[Alice C. Fletcher
U. S. Special Services Agent.]]
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