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i:y dear >r. Taylor: .; 7
The receipt ia acknowledged of your letter-dated
Harch ^28,, 191 6, inclosing a communication from 'iiss Jennie "
Beckner, teacher of the school at Dragon, Utah, and pupils,
regarding the obligation of the United States to Chipeta,
on account of valuable services rendered by her, following
the I'eeker Massacre and also concerning the need of
Chipeta for material assistance at the present time.
The possible claim of Chipeta against the- -.>•<"'
United States o;as presented to the Office a short tiae^
ago and the Superintendent of the Uintah and Ouray School
ha3 been directed to obtain all tha information that may
be available in order that it may be possible to determine
what can be donein her behalf. He has also been requested
to report concerning action irni ch is being taken
for her relief at the present time. "Hhe.n hi3 report iay"
received, you will be promptly advised, together with
the return of the correspondence filed -7ith your letter-
Very truly yours,
(Signed)]];* JR. Meriii
4-??;'.D-4 Assistant CominissJ on en .
Hon. Edward T. Taylor,
House of Reoresentat ... u