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California H 262

Thomas J. Henley San Francisco Aug 9,'56

Relative to conforming the lines of the U. S. Surveys to the boundaries of the Indian reserves

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Recd Sept 15, '56 See report to the [illegible] [illegible] date - Nov. 10 1856 & letter to Supt Henley [month 2?] 1856 -

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Office of Supt Indian Affairs San Francisco Cala August 9. 1856

Hon Geo W. Manypenny Coms of Indian Affairs Washington D.C.

Sir: I have been shown a letter from the Secretary of the Interior to J.C. Hays, Surveyor Genl of this State, requesting him to conform the lines of the U.S. Surveys to the boundaries of the Indian Reservations.

No surveys of the Reservations have yet been made, except at the Tehon, and the boundaries there fixed are not in my opinion such as should be made permanent; I would therefore suggest that in making the surveys by the Land Office Dept., if the Township lines were run without reference to the Reservations, it would then be quite easy to locate the lines so as to conform to the quantity of land proscribed by law. Should this be approved, it seems to me,

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me also proper that the Surveyor General should be directed to survey and make the lines of the Reserves, so that all the surveys will correspond with each other. If it is necessary that this Department shall pay the expenses of this work an order can be given to that effect.

If these suggestions are not approved I beg leave to call your attention to the letter on this subject which I had the honor to address you, in the month of April last, dated at Washington City, and to remark that it will be necessary to have your instructions in regard to making the Surveys in time, so that some of them can be made prior to the beginning of the rainy season.

Very respectfully Your Obt Svt Thos. J. Henley, Supt Indn Affs

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