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to Oregon & Washington Territory & back again. By
reason as I shall be while there, among my
old friends, I hope not to exceed the $500
allotted me for expenses. I am invited by the
Chairman of the Indian committee to be before
them to-morrow and explain our relations and wishes; and
I now hope during your administration
of Indian affairs, the Intercourse Act or its
equivalent, will be passed over our State,
where it has been so long needed & so
indispensably requisite.

The Steamer being ice-bound in the Columbia
River, I shall possibly be delayed several
days

With highest respect I am Sir
Your Humble Obt Sevt
Elijah White

PS. Unless directed otherwise
I shall probably be at Washington City
early in April

W524
Land

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