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No. 1147.

HAYTER REED TO C.C. CHIPMAN.


Letter Book No. 398
1894

Page 375
15th June, 1894.
DEAR MR. CHIPMAN :—
This Department was advised that there was great destitution among the Indians in the country about Ungava Bay in the winter of 1892-93 and a report has recently appeared in the Brandon Mail of destitution among the Indians in that country. I am under the impression that the report refers to what occurred in the winter of 1892-93 and that the scarcity of food which was experienced in that year is not likely to be experienced again for some considerable time ; but as it is always too late to forward assistance when the Department hears of destitution, the Superintendent General has decided to authorize your company to give assistance to the Indians of that country when in extreme cases of need and to have such expenditure as your Company may be put to in that way recouped on the presentation of an account supported be vouchers in detail. Would you kindly therefore arrange to have such supplies given to any of these Indians who may be in actual destitution during next winter. The amount should, it is thought, not exceed in any event $800.
Yours very truly,

(Sgd.) HAYTER REED.
C.C. CHIPMAN, ESQ.,
Commissioner H.B. Co.,
Winnipeg, Man.
Certified a true Copy.
(Sgd.) G.M. MATHESON
In charge of Records
Department of Indian Affairs.

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