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UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
WASHINGTON 25

OCT 29 1946

Mr. Ben Dwight,
National Congress of American Indians,
Office of the Governor,
State Capitol,
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dear Mr. Dwight:

Thank you very much for your kind invitation of October 21. I wish that I could be in Oklahoma City for the convention of the National Congress of American Indians but at the moment that appears to be out of the question. I am planning to leave for Chicago next week to be on hand for the annual budget hearings and there are a number of matters to clear up in Washington before my departure.

I notice that one of the item on your agenda is the Indian Claims Commission. All of the Indians in the country should be interested in this subject, and I am glad to see it listed. I know that I would enjoy hearing and participating in the discussions.

My best wishes for a most successful convention.

Sincerely,
William A. Brophy
Commissioner.
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