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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection - 16th R.S. (1879)

Committee Members
John Salmon Ford, Chair
William Blassingame
Jewett Davenport
Robert Guy
Augustus Weyman Houston
William Dixon Lair
Ellsberry Lane
William Russell Shannon
Leonidas Jefferson Storey
Charges
• Consider the advisability of abolishing and discontinuing the frontier battalion, and report a bill, if necessary, substituting the same by creating a smaller force, whose duty shall be fully defined; said committee to examine fully into the management, expenditures, etc. of said frontier battalion for the last two years, and said committee shall report their action at as early a day as practicable.

Note:
Committee named Frontier Protection in original committee appointment (Senate Journal, 16th R.S., p. 10) and Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection in Senate Rules; several references throughout journal and committee reports to Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection.
Storey added 2/6/1879 (Senate Journal, 16th R.S., p. 214).

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