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Samuel and others to Starr, 7 August 1878, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 628, NADP Document D96.
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Siletz Ind Agency
Aug. 7 1878

To Rev P.M. Starr
Chairman of the Committee P.E.

      We the indians in Council assembled Petition for a change in the management of this Agency.
      Our complaint against Bagley is his inefficiency He is too slow in the management of the business of the reservations
      Through his negligence one of our people was killed and also a white man. We sent repeatedly for him to come


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and settle the difference then existing between us and some white-men at Salmon River but he payed no attention to the matter. We have no confidence in his word, he will promise us one thing to-day and tomorrow forget it
      Bagley and some of his employes are raising stock on the reservation and selling them to government for less than we can
      We the indians on the Siletz Reservation have lived here Since 1856 and have given the general government no trouble.


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We think it is time now to be allowed a voice in regard to our ruler
      We will send a delegation to Salem to attend conference and can state more against Agent Bagley. We will prefer more charges.
      We want Mr J. S. McCain for our Agent
      From what we see of him we believe he will make us a good Agent

Names

Nastuckey Tribe
Samuel Chief
Dick
Peter
Jim
Bob
Old man Peter
" man Dick


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Frank
Joe
Bowers
Pedro
Old man Jack
Salmon River John
Johnson
Charley

Sixes Tribe
George Chief
Sealey
Logan
Wallace
Bill
Jim
Charley
Dick
John Wallace
George Thomas
Wislow

Tootootany Tribe
Wm Strong Chief
Wm Hansey
Jim Hansey
Antone
Frank
Bensell
Captain
Old man Shelhead
Charley Shelhead

Rogue River Tribe
George Harney
     Chief and
     U.S Interpreter
Evens Bill
Old man Bill
James Buckhannon


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John Mackay
Klamath Smith
Mooses
Nat
Jack
Hugh
Dave

Galece Creek Tribe
Jim Chief
Simmons
Peter
Captain
Bill
Jimmie
Batteace

Coquill Tribe
Jim
Chief
Dick
Jack
Billie
Thompson
Lamson
Solomon
Bill
Hunter
Frank
Tecumsah

Shasta Costa Tribe
John Chief
Jakey
Cain
Samuel
Harvey
Frank
Captain
Jim


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Charley
Jake

Joshuway Tribe
Old Joshuway
      Chief
Depot Charley
Chickman
Bob
Henry Clay
John Catfish
Elee Catfish

      The above names were all written by the concent of the indians, themselves without anyone influenceing them
      We want Mr J. S. McCain for our Agent