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H.G. Fant Washn, Jany 25. '56

Enc. letter from A. Williamson rel. to a note given by Dr. Worzencraft to Capt J. Sterling for services as Interpreter for $ 184.

Recd Jany 26. '56

File 26 Finance

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H.B. Sweeny, O. B. Rittonhouse, Hamilton G. Fant, John L. [illegible] Samuel Fowler, W. T. Harrow

Banking-House of Sweeny, Rittenhouse, Fant & Co., Washington City, Jany 25 1856

G.W. Manypenny Eqr. Comr. Indian Affairs

Dear Sir,

We have received yours of the inst, with dated enclosures

Enclosed please find a letter from A. Williamson of Melville, Mo which will explain itself. If your office can throw any light on Mr. W.' claim, you will please report the facts to me.

Very Respectfully Hamilton G. Fant

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Melville Dade Co Mo Jan 14 1856

Dear Sir - I returned from California in the Summer of 54, and left with an Attorney of Saint Louis, & Sidney Smith a note given by Dr Wozencraft Indian Agent in Cal' to Capt Sterling for Services rendered as interpreter in 1851.

An assignment was made to me of the note I think in Sept of the same year, and I think the note called for ($ 184.) one hundred & eighty-four dollars. I have now forgotten Sterlings first name but think it was John. Difficulties had arisen in difference to the validity of Wozencrafts acts as the States Indian Agency in the meantime and but partial setlements of his contracts was effective then, but it was suposed that they would all eventually be paid, and as Smith was named to me as suitable, oweing to his business connections at Washington to investigate the matter and if possible collect the note I left it with him

He has since died, and I am

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unable to obtain any clue, as to what was done with the note, as far as my enquiries in Saint Louis have yet gone. As there is a sharing liability however of its having been presented to the Indian Bureau for liquidations. My object in writing to you is to procur your assistance in looking in to the matter, and if it is to be found indeavour to collect it for me

I think that Sterlings name was John. I was quite familar with him, but the lapse of time and the hurrah of California excitement then, leaves a tendency to forget names, not often pronounced.

The assignment was made at Rio Chico, and my memory dose not serve me enough, to state, wether or not, the place is designated

It is easy for me identify, and explain evry thing connected with it; by referencing to parties cognizant.

Pleas address me at this place

Very Respectfully A Williamsons

Hamilton G Fants Washington City

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If one could learn into whose possession Smith business was placed after his decease the affair could be [??] up. I wrote once to Saint Louis for information but got no answer. And when last there was in too much of a hurry to enquire much

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