[I89?] Washington March 21/56
C. E. Mix, Esqr. Acting Commisioner of Indian Affairs
I am in receipt of copies of a letter, affidavit, [non-claus?], &c, of G. R. A. Lemard, late a clerk in my office in San Francisco; and in reply I have to state that the arrangment made with Mr. Lemard was to work for $100 per month, with the distinct understanding that the appropriation for clerk was $2500.00/100 per annum - and that the remainder was to be paid to other persons for assisting in the office from time to time as might be needed. This has been done and the whole ammount of the balance has been paid to other parties whose sub-receipts I now have. But as the impression sought to be made by Mr Lemard would seem to be that a portion of this money may not have been applied to the pur-
-pose or which it was intended. I have to request that you make further investigation on this subject, and I would suggest that some one holding public office in California (say the Collector, Surveyor, or the Naval officer of the Port of San Francisco, or the U. S. Mail Agent for California) be requested to make the investigation in San Francisco, where the facts can be easily ascertained, and to examine the person whose sub-vouchers I have, as to amount of work they performed, the correctness of the vouchers, &c, - I would remark that of the Department was informed of my intention to divide the appropriation for clerk hire between different persons in my explanation to voucher 3-3c qr of 1854.
I am Very respectfully, Your Obt Servant Thos. J. Henley, Supt. Ind. Affrs. for California