DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE,
Uintah & Ouray Agency,
Y/hit erodes, Utah.
January 2, 1906.
Commissioner Indian Affairs,
Washington, 1). c.
Referring to your communication of the 7th ultimo,
"Land 97309, 1905" relative to the matter of the Uintah Toll
Road Company in which, among other things,it is stated that it
v/ill bt, necessary to bring the matter to the attention of the
Indiana concerned, and to examine fully into the matter and
make report thereon, I have the honor to state that I have investigated
the question fully and believe that the establishment
of the Toll ROF-KI in question would be of material benefit
to the Indians themselves and to the eountry in general.
I have had separate councils with the Uintahs and V/hite
Rivers, and the Uncompahgre Indians relative to their desires
in the premises, and with the exception of a few dissenting
Y/hite Rivers, all Indians zxresent at tiie councils seemed willing
to have the road opened as a Toll Road, and the majority
of them,- especially the Uncompahgres, who are the Indians most
directly effected,- were very eager for the road.
Under previous authoilty for the said company to use
the road in connection with the supplying of the War Department,