Thirza Finch diary and letter transcriptions 1858-1870
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  1843 December 26 . Thomas Tiohatekon, Martin Tekanasontie, Charles Katserakeron, and Pierre Thawensati DS to New York Legislature; [Kahnawake, Quebec]. (5 pages)
Appointment of Jean Baptiste Saonwentisiowane as attorney to manage the annuity claim of the Caughnawaga [Kahnawake] Nation. Includes two-page manuscript of the same date confirming a man as an interpreter, agent, and magistrate in the Caughnawaga village in Canada, and a letter from the Indian Office in Montreal, dated December 20, 1843, confirming the names of "Grand Chiefs of the Iroquois Tribe of Caughnawaga" and that the men, or most of them, are empowered to represent those Indians.