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California M549 J. D. McPherson Sol. Court of Claims January 4, 1859

Asks for certain information rel. to written instructions given by this office to E. F. Beale, [late?] Supt. Ind. Affrs.

Rec'd Jan. 8, '59 Ansd January 7th, 1859

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Off. Sol. Ct Claims January 7, 1859 Sir, I am directed to inquire, for the information of this court, whether any written instructions were given to E. F . Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California beyond those printed in Doc 4 Special Sess. of the Senate 1853, and if so to request copies.

Very Respectfully [Jm D?] McPherson Deputy Solicitor

J W Denver Com. Indian affairs

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Instructions to Beale in regard 1. to the property purchased by the agents ([illegible]) prior to 1853 2. to the claims for such property of which was [generally?] purchased on credit [illegible] yet been paid for, which he was to investigate [any?] evidence [touching] the authority of said agents to purchase property, beef, etc., from Indians, & the [propriety?] of paying the debts contracted by them prior to March3, 1953. [illegible]

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