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This letter dated July 29, 1953, from Acting Assistant United States (US) Attorney General J. Edward Williams to US Senator William Langer, refers to the recent conference in Langer's office concerning the condemnation proceeding entitled "United States v. Certain lands and improvements in McLean, Dunn, Mercer and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota, Rufus B. Stevenson et al., and unknown owners, Civil No. 2386."
Williams refers to the judgment entered in this case on July 17, 1953, which "adjudicated the just compensation to be paid for the taking of all the allotments included in the proceeding with the exception of the Allotments Nos. 323-A and 368 formerly owned by Lillie Wolf of Ellowoods [sic], North Dakota and No. 1790 formerly owned by Anna May Bracklin McGrady, Sanish, North Dakota."
Williams also notes he is enclosing a certified copy of the judgment, but the copy is not attached to this letter in the Langer Papers.
United States of America vs. Certain Lands and Improvements in McLean, Dunn, McKenzie and Mercer Counties, North Dakota; Rufus B. Stevenson et al., and Unknown Owners, Civil 2386, July 17, 1953
Letter from J. Edward Williams to Senator Langer Regarding Civil Case No. 2386, July 22, 1953
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Elbowoods, Elbowoods petition, condemnation, Public Law 437, Taking, Civil Case No. 2386, Garrison Dam, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, land seizure, land taking
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish,
J. Edward Williams, William Langer, Lillie Wolf, Anna May Bracklin McGrady, Edward Bodholt, Rufus B. Stevenson
Political History | United States History
Williams, J. Edward, "Letter from J. Edward Williams to Senator Langer Regarding Civil Case No. 2386, July 29, 1953" (1953). William Langer Papers. 521.