The Commissioner of Indian Affairs decided the amount due. W. Sinclear, removing agent, delayed it for further information. It has to do with the length of time of his services. It also mentions that James Avaline speaks the Miami language and is an honorable man.
In the spring of 2019, Dr. Cameron Shriver’s “Intro to the Miami Tribe” students researched the records of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Michigan District (which included the Miami Tribe in northern Indiana) and files of the Office of Indian Affairs related to Miami Removal to west of the Mississippi River in 1846.