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California D41

Capt. John W. Davidson Fort Tejon Cal. Sept 13/59

Encloses his report of an Expidition recently made into [Owen's?] Valley. [LC?] [LC?]

Respectuflly inferred to the Comm'r of Indian Affairs. Interior Oct 10/59

Moses Kelly Ch clk

Rec'd October 14, '59

File Rec'd 7 Oct '59 Mr. Bailey

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Fort Tejon Cal 14th September 1859 Free

Official Business

The Honorable

Secretary of the Interior Washington City D.C.

Via Overland Mail Los Angeles

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Fort Tejon California September 15th 1859

Hon'l Secretary of the Interior Washington City D.C.

Sir,

Understanding through the Superintendent of Indian Affairs [illegible] [illegible], that it is in contemplation by the Superindant to establish a Reservation in Owens Valley, for the Indians of that section of the country. I have taken the liberty of enclosing to you, my report of an Expedition [illegible] [illegible] into that country. [illegible] it may contain useful information, which the Superindant would wish to [illegible] [illegible] day.

If, the country, has the [illegible] [illegible] given, it will embrace the finest portions of the Valley, and shut out the white settlers,usually the parts of both military, and Indian Reservations.

All the valley, North, of the 4th Standard South, Mount Diablo Base Line. and as far North as the 38th parallel of Latitude. The eastern boundary, the [illegible] Desert, [illegible] Mandeville

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