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These two verbatim letters both dated April 24, 1942 from Superintendent of Indian Affairs William Beyer to R.L. Fraser and E.C. Stucke request that Fraser and Stucke write letters on behalf of “local business and professional men” who can discuss the merits of the Stamp Relief Plan. The letters explain that United States Senator William Langer believes that “an affidavit containing such statement would be most desirable.” The letters explain how the Indian Agency is “very enthusiastic over the Stamp Relief Plan” and the benefits of the plan include the elimination of freighting and the lessening of the danger of spoilage. The letters request that Fraser’s and Stucke’s letters be written to Senator Langer in Washington D.C. Senator Langer is cc-ed in the letter. The letter to Stucke is marked with the handwritten annotation “Stamp Plan.” No annotation appears on the letter to Fraser.
Letter from William Beyer to Senator Langer Regarding the Stamp Program on the Fort Berthold Reservation, January 26, 1942
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods, food stamps, Stamp Relief Plan
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Indian Affairs
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Beyer, William, "Letter from William Beyer to R.L. Fraser and E.C. Stucke Regarding Statements in Favor of the Stamp Relief Plan, April 24, 1942" (1942). William Langer Papers. 669.