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This letter, dated August 7, 1952, from Irene Martin Edwards on behalf of United States (US) Senator William Langer to Dillon S. Myer, Commissioner of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, makes reference to a contract to haul coal to Fort Berthold held by John W. Chase of Elbowoods on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Edwards writes that Chase submitted the lowest bid to win the contract and that he has been owed a sum of $200 for his work since approximately the middle of March.
Edwards asks Myer to look into the matter and expedite final settlement.
Note: while Irene Martin Edwards is not listed as the author anywhere on this letter, a letter to Chase informing him of the sending of this letter to Myer states that Langer is currently in North Dakota and that "we have taken up this claim with the authorities in the Senator's name to see what can be done to expedite payment."
Letter from Irene Martin Edwards for Senator Langer to John Chase Regarding his Coal Contract, August 7, 1952
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Three Affliliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (North Dakota), Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, MHA Nation, coal, contract
Three Affliliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (North Dakota), Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, MHA Nation, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Dillon S. Myer, William Langer, Irene Martin Edwards, John W. Chase
Martin Edwards, Irene, "Letter from Irene Martin Edwards for Senator Langer to Dillon S. Myer Regarding John Chase's Coal Contract, August 7, 1952" (1952). William Langer Papers. 1038.