Office Supt Ind Affairs
San Francisco Cal
March 31, 1860
Hon A B Greenwood
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
I am in receipt of your letter of the 2d Feby requiring my [illegible] regarding the appointment of Thomas J. Moorman as farmer [lieu?] John M. Gray deceased on the Tejon Indian Reservation by Agent Vineyard, before receiving your approval.
I was informed by Agent Vineyard of the appointment made by him only through his communication forwarded to the Department through this Office.
I deem it expedient for the interest of the Department at present to approve the apointment of Mr. Moorman, that no obstacle may be interposed to the effort of Agent
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Resident agent at the nearby Sebastian Reservation was Colonel James R. Vineyard, so I think this name is "Vineyard"