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Hon M. S. Latham Senate Mar 23, '61
Enc. the resignation of Supt. Driebelbis, together with his letters respecting the Indian Service in his charge, and urges that it would be unwise to remove either of the Supts. in California prior to the 30th June next
Recd March 26, '61
26 - Mr. Commr.
Senate Chamber Washington City D.C. March 25th 1861
Sir; I herewith enclose the resignation of John A. Dreibelbis, Indian Supt for Northern Cala.
I also enclose a letter addressed by him to your predecessor to which I call your special attention, as well as to one addressed to me.
For the good of the Indian Service in Cala I think it would be very unwise to remove either of the Superintendents in Cala prior to the 30th of June, by which time they will be enabled to gather the crops and provide for the necessities of the Indians during the coming season.
With great respect your Obt. Servant Milton S. Latham
The Hon Comr of Indian Affairs Washn D.C.
Red Bluff Feby 22nd 1861
Hon. M S Latham United States Senator Washington D.C.
Dear Sir I forward under cover to you a communication to the Commissioner of Indian Affs, the last probably that I will either have occasion or the privilege to make, you will pleas do me the favor to read it, and you will see how I have been treated and what the consequences have been resulting from it, as regards the Indian Service in our state. I have on several occasions informed the Commissioner of the lawless conduct of the former agent, and employees on the Nome Lackee Resv, everything I could say seems to have been unheeded by the department. My complaints are perhaps couched in language that may be considered indecorous and offensive, if so, my excuse is that human nature is hardly proof against such treatment as I have received at the hands of those I had a right to look upon as friends. I submit it however, to your better Judgment whether it
will be proper to deliver or not, and whatever you may decide to do with it, will be perfectly satisfactory to me. I enclose you my signature on a blank sheet, over which you will be so kind as to make out my resignation and tender it to the President, whenever in your judgment it should become necessary to anticipate my removal
I have the honor my dear sir to be with the highest returns and respect
Your Obedient Servt. and Friend Jno A. Dreibelbis Suprt’g Agt &c