William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that during the months of October, November, and December there were 7 cows, 9 calves, 16 pigs, and one bull. Mercer asks for authority for the slaughter and notes that in the future authority will be sought before further actions are taken with the exception of a request for a general authority to slaughter calves for subsistence.
Office Informed of Livestock Slaughter for Subsistence and Requests Authority
January 26, 1905
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 2703, 1905-#7278