Letters to Ouray while in Washington, D.C.

Los Pinos, Colorado
28 January 1880

Chief Ouray
Head Chief Ute Nation
Washington, DC

Sir,
I write at the request of Chief Sapivaneri to inform you of the death of Tabequacheub and also of a son of Tom-a-sar-a-ca which occurred within the last two days. So far the Uncompahgre Utes have conducted themselves in an orderly and well behaved manner.

Sapivaneri is doing splendidly in the management of affairs during your absence, and everything seems to be moving along in a satisfactory way. Your people are all anxious to here from you and Chipeta and an occasional letter would be received by them with pleasure. Hoping that you and Chipeta may enjoy your visit and that all present difficulties may be amicable adjusted.

I remain yours very truly
Geo. L. Sherman
Clerk in Charge

From the files of the Colorado Historical Society

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