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Gen. Libe Brift 5-181-1929
February 12, 1834.
Of the committee on Indian affairs, on the petition
of John Denny.
Mr. Scward, from the committee on Indian affairs, to whom was referred the petition of John Denny, a member of the First Christian Party of Oneida Indians, submitted the following
The petitioner represents, that all the lands belonging to said party have been purchased by this State, and almost all of the members of the said party have gone to reside at Green Bay: That there are still remaining in the State treasury some monies, being the residue of the fund set apart for defraying the expenses of the migration of said party. In this fund, the petitioner for himself and family, claims to have an interest in the ratio of their number, in the aggregate of the members of the party still remaining in this State. The petitioner further represents, that his family and himself have received an education according to the customs of white people; and that they prefer living among the whites, rather than join their own people at Green Bay. From certificates annexed to the petition, it appears satisfactorily that the petitioner and his family are respectable and moral, and that he has been a long time interpreter in chief of the Oneida tribe. The petitioner prays that a law may be passed, directing the Treasurer to pay to him the equitable proportion due to himself and his family, of the monies remaining in the treasury, arising from the sale of the lands of the said First Christian Party.
The petition was, on the application of the committee, referred to the Comptroller, with a view to obtain the information neces