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General Land Office. July 29th, 1861.
Sir: As the accounts of Sylvester Mowrey, late Comr to survey the boundary between the territories of the United States & California, have been referred to this office, and as I find from papers before me that certain moneys were placed in his hands under the head of “Presents for Indians”, I will thank you to inform me whether any allowance has been made, or claim preferred for Mr Mowrey's services in that behalf, since the 15th August, 1860.
Very Respectfully Your obdt sevt J M Edmunds Commissioner
Hon W P Dole Comr Indn Affairs.