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California H1350 Thos J. Henley San Francisco Dec 18, '58
Encl copies of letters in reference to the Indains in Southern California, Spl. Agt Kendrick's report upon the same subject and his instructions from that office rel. thereto
Recd Jan 13/ '59
13 Ch Clk
Office Supt Ind affs San Francisco Dec 18th/58 J. W. Denver Esqr Commissioner Ind affs
I enclose here with copy of letters in refernce to the Indians in Sourthern California. Special angent Kendricks report on the Same subject and his instructions from this office in reference thereto.
Very Respectfully Your Obt Sevt
Thos. J. Henley, Supt Ind affs
San Diego Nov 5th/58
Col TJ Henley Supt Ind Affs
Sir On my arrival at this place, from making a general visit to the Indians under my charge, I found your of Sept 23d in closing vouchers for my pay to Oct 1st/58 which I herewith return. I also in close a communication from San Bernardino. The company that bought the Ranch from the mormons sold the valley of Yuciapa to I. W. Waters. The mormons allowed the Indians to settle at that place after they bought the Ranch, and Mr Waters supposed he would have no difficulty in removing them, he has laid out pretty much all he is worth on the land. The Indians are now occupying all the valuable part of it. Yuciapa is 12 miles from San Bernardino, and I found every day while I was there Indians drunk in the streets. I was informd by the officers that I was impossible to convict a man in that place on Indian testimony, that they had made several attempts and failed in every instance Cabason the 2d Chief of the Coahuilla Indians informd me that there was sufficient country east of the mountains to support the entire tribe. Juan Sutonia was made 1st Chief of the tribe by the Americans but Cabason is the man with the Indians I made an
an arrangement with the settlers at San Matio to pay the Inds at that place for their improvements provided that I could find a country that I thought sufficient to support them on Government land. I made an arrangement with Juan Antonia to meet me at Temecula on the 15th of Oct to examine the country south of San Gorgonia pass, but he did not meet me. I am informed by persons that profess to be well acquainted with country on the Moharra, that there is a large section of fine agricultural land there sufficient to support several thousand Indians. The country lies about 75 miles N.E. of San Bernardino. I am ready at any time to go with any person to look at the country.
I am intimately acquainted with the country inhabited by the three principal tribes by Coahuilla, Diegenians, and San Louis Reys Indians having visited most of the Rancherias. The overland mail passes through some of the prinicipal Rancherias in the county and the settlers begin to crowd the Indians, and I think it all important that some perminent arrangement should be made for them.
The Coahuillas, Diegenians, and San Louis Rey Indians are all a peaceable, quiet people and to keep whiskey from them, no trouble to govern. They have all raised enough the past season to support them well I think the Deigenians and San Louis Rey Indians would