Office Supt. Ind Affs
San Francisco Cal
April 2d 1860

Hon A.B. Greenwood
Comissioner Indian Affairs

Having just returned from Round or Nome Cult Valley, where I accompanied the Surveyors for the purpose of carrying out the instructions transmitted to Surveyor General Mandeville respecting the Survey of this Valley for an Indian Reservation, I have to report that the lines have been so [illegible] as to [illegible] the entire valley.

The reason is this Valley being somewhat Later than are [some?] parts of the State, I am in hopes that the Department will take the necessary steps to secure the possession of it by August, so that arrangements may be made for its more extended [illegible] during the [concurring?] season.

By the [illegible] of the [illegible] it is my intention to forward to the Department a full report upon the subject, to be accompanied with a traced copy of the maps of the Valley proposed by the Surveyor, also stating the amount that will be required in my opinion to [address?] the claims of settlers.

Very Respectfully
Your Obdt Svt
J.Y. McDuffie
Supt Ind Affs

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James W. Mandeville, 1858-1859 US Surveyor General for the District of California