FROM DOCUMENT NO. 229 OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3D SESSION 25TH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, CONTAINING ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD "IN RELATION TO THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CLAIMS OF THE HALF-BREED RELATIVES OF THE WINNEBAGOE INDIANS," IN WHICH CASE THE COMMISSION OF GENERAL SIMON CAMERON WAS SET ASIDE. THE ORIGINAL PAPER BEING NOW ON FILE IN THE WAR DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.

Harrisburg, Pa. 1839. 38pp. Stitched in original plain blue wrappers. Mild wear, Very Good.

The document, says Howes, was reprinted in this edition "to discredit Cameron," a Pennsylvania kingmaking politician who avidly stuffed his pockets with the spoils of a panoply of public offices. In 1838 President Van Buren made him an Indian Commissioner charged with settling the Winnebago Indian land claims. The appointment ended in scandal when he used his own bank's notes as part of the adjustment. He became derisively known as "The Great Winnebago Chief." The title page, quoting from the St. Louis Reporter, calls Cameron's activities "infamous speculation."
Howes W569. Field 1686. OCLC records five locations under three accession numbers as of May 2019. Item #35975

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