Letter from John Ross

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Beatie's Praire 15th March 1839

Dear Sir,
We would respetfully inform you
that we arrived here on yesterday the 14th Inst
& that we are here and do not know what dis-
position to make of the public Teams
& of the public property in our charge
We have no funds to pay for the Subsistence
of the teams & the waggoners & we wish some
immediate instructions on the subject
The Agent of the Government will be
here today we will be mustered out of Service
and Turned Over to government & we are
informed that they have some shelled corn
& Some very poor beef for our Subsistence
which is unfit for use & from the promises
made to ^us in the Nation East we did not
Expect such treatment
Very Respectfully
Mr John Ross Your Most Obt Sevts
George Hicks &
Collins McDonald

P.S. The people are in as good Health as
could reasonably be Expected