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Slaveholding Indians.

--The returns of the census for the four slaveholding Indian communities west of the State of Arkansas have been received by the Department at Washington. The communities referred to are the Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickanawha and Seminoles. Most of those Indians' heads of families are slaveholders. The Seminoles were the only tribe which refused to let the Assistant Marshal enumerate their slaves. Several thousand slaves are owned by the tribes taken in the aggregate, and these slaves are employed by the Indians in cultivating their lands, and well and kindly treated.

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