My first offer provides for one large payment and ten annual installments for the remainder. My last offer is $1,000,000 with one large payment, and remainder in fifteen annual installments. My last offer is $34,330. more than my first offer after providing $5000. for removal of the Indians.
Now my friends, had you not been so patient and reasonable in your demands I would not hare made you this offer, and it may meet with disapproval, but I hope my report in the premises will make it properly understood by the Department, and by Congress, and that it will be accepted. A million dollars in even money, you can all keep track of that, there is no fraction of dollars in it. One-fourth of the entire amount, $250,000, is for the first payment, the other three-fourths, or $750,000, will be paid to you in fifteen annual installments of $50,000 each.
My friends, I am very reluctant to make you this offer, but you have done your part real well and I feel that I want to do the best I can to meet your wishes. Now you can determine upon which of these propositions you will accept, and I am ready to prepare the agreement on either offer, but above this last offer that I have made it is absolutely impossible for me to raise one cent.
Council adjourned at 11 A.M. Monday March 10th.
Council reconvened Monday 2 P.M. March 10th, 1902.
Mr. McLAUGHLIN:- My friends, I have responded to your call, I am now here to receive your answer.
WAM WAAH WE YAZ CUMIG:- I want to say a few words to you just as I think. It is twice now that I have come to the councils that you have been holding with the Indians here and the first time I was here you was called on to show your authority. When your