California, L 292
Hon. M.S. Latham & Hon. Wm. M. Gwin. E San Francisco, Sept 19/60 Ent
Ask that the instructions of the Department to Gen Whaller concerning the a/c's of Col Henly may be so modified, as to confine the investigation to items of discrepancy &c
Respectfully referred to the Comr. of Indian Affairs.
Interior, Moses Kelly Oct 10/60 ch clk.
Rec'd October 10, '60
San Francisco Sep 19/60
Gen Whallen & Col Henly have called my attention to your instructions to the former as to the accounts of the latter, & I beg leave to suggest that you would so modify them, as to confine the investigations to the items of discrepancy "between" the settlement made by the Dept & the accts of Col Henly.
A general investigation would be endless in its labor & details & very much after the [Corrde?] Comtee style, while the new causes of dispute can soon be inquired into
With much Respect Yr obt Sevt Milton S. Latham
Hon Jacob Thompson Sec Interior, Washington City, D. C.
I fully concur in the suggestion contained in the written letter. Genl Whalen made the suggestion to Governer Latham & myself and when it was proposed to Col Henley he promptly agreed to it. [Illegible] may to [prosecute?] the investigation & there [being stood?] a [speedy?] settlement of the account of Col Henley. I have earnestly urged Capt. Whalen to proceed with the examination of the less [present?] item in Col Henleys account and [confidently? illegible] [admits?] [her? ten? items?], could be [receive? illegible] a reply to this communication and he has agreed to as is.
W. M. Gwin