Thomas J. Henley San Francisco Dec 19. '55
Reply to office letter of the 3rd ult. relative to exceptions taken to his a/c for 4th Qtr '54 and 1st & 2d Qtrs '55 - will forward explanations -calls attention to his request that some person be sent by the Dept. to his Superc'y to report upon its affairs
Rec'd Jany 15, '56 copy of report to the Secretary of Interior Jany 22d 1856, & Ans'd [illegible] day.
Office Supt of Indian Affairs San Francisco Cal Dec 19 1855
Hon Geo. W. Manypenny Com of Indian Affairs Washington D.C.
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of yours of the 3rd ult. accompanying the exceptions taken to my accounts for the 4th Quarter of 1854 and the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 1855, - Full explanations will be forwarded as soon as they can be written, and I take this occasion to say that under the circumstances, I do not consider the exceptions taken, in any respect unreasonable or overexacting. I feel confident of being able to make every explanation required, and of my ability in future with the experience I now have - to comply fully and satisfactorily with the wishes and instructions of the Department.
In this conection I beg leave to call your attention to my request, made
some time ago to the Department to send to this Superintendency a person in your confidence and competency by the duty to report upon the administration of the Service here. I believe your Office desires information by personal visits from every other poriton of the Union except California When such information is certainly more important, than from any other quarter. I entertain the hope that this will yet be done as it would give you reliable information in many cases on which you have now only the statement of either interested, or prejudiced parties.
Vary Respectfully Your Obt Svt
Thos J. Henley Superintendent