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UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS 

United Pueblos Agency, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
November 26, 1947.

Via Air Mail

Mrs. Ruth M. Bronson, 
Secretary, National Congress of American Indians, 
1426 35th Street, N. W., 
Washington 7, D. C.

Dear Mrs. Bronson:
I have your letter of November 22 concerning the need of steno-graphic help for your convention in Santa Fe. We do not have a stenographic pool at this Agency and since the reduction in appropriations we are extremely short of stenographic help. In fact, that is one of our problems at this Agency. However, I will do everything I can to stenographic help for you. 

Today I talked briefly with John Rainer and both of us thought Mrs. Theda Rushing would an excellent stenographer for report-ing the sessions of your Congress. I called Mrs. Rushing but she will be unable to assist us at this time. She was very happy that I had asked her but because of a recent addition to the family it is impossible for her to work at present. She gave me the name of one other person whom I contact this evening. In the meantime, I shall look around and do the best we can in securing some stenographic help for you. 

I am looking forward to your being with us during December and hope we shall have the opportunity of a conference. There are many things that I would like to discuss with you and Mr. Johnson that will be of interest to both of you, and I know your opinions and suggestions will be of help to us here. 

Sincerely yours, 
[[Sign]] (Eric Hagberg)
Eric T. Hagberg,
General Superintendent. 

Transcription Notes:
stenographic should be one word--it is hyphenated the first time; reporting in the middle paragraph should be one word; missing the word "shall" in "whom I shall contact";

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