Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. West.
Washington, June 15, 1882.
With reference to previous correspondence in relation to raids and thefts committed in Montana Territory by Canadian Indians and half-breeds, I have the honor to inform you that I have received through my colleague the Secretary of War the following extract from a report of the Lieutenant-General of the Army, dated the 16th ultimo, viz:
The Canadian Indians and half-breeds who have been for some time trespassing upon our territory have all been driven across the border. None remain on this side of the line.
Big Bear, a Cree chief who was for some time south of the Missouri, has also returned to British territory.
I have, &c.,