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California A442

Saml F. Atwood Leavenworth, Kan. Dec 24, '60 E

Enc. affidavit of Wm E. Skeen, rel. to his claim for services as laborer and teamster on the Noome Lackee Reservation in California

Clark [[stamp]] RECEIVED AT THE INDIAN BUREAU JAN 6 1862 [[/stamp]] Files Finance E. A. Smith

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Leavenworth, Kansas Decr 27th 1861

Hon. Wm. P. Dole, Comr Indian Affairs Washington, D.C.

Sir. -

I send herewith affidavit as an application for pay for services rendered some Indian Agency in California. If it is not sufficient for the purpose desired will you please inform me what form and proofs is necessary. I would like a copy of such forms as are required in your bureau for applications Declarations or Petitions, &c with forms for their proper authentications too if they can be furnished.

Very Respecy. Your Obt. Servt. Sam'l F. Atwood.

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[this is the top part of pg. 4 visible behind the smaller letter below] State of Kansas County of Leavenworth

William E. Skeen now of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, having first duly sworn according to law deposes and says.

I lived in the State of California from the year 1850 until the 11th of Nov A.D. [rest obscured by the following overlying letter]

N. Lackee Res. Sept 21st, 1860.

Sir: By instructions received by one from A. B. Greenwood, Comr. of Ind Affairs dated July 30, 1860 I have to notify you that your services as an employee of this agency will not be required from and after this date.

Respectfully Yours, &c Jno. A. Dreibelbis Superintindg Agt. for Indian Affairs Northern Dist. California

To W. E. Skeene

A true copy of original Attest S. F. Atwood

[this is the bottom part of pg. 4 visible behind the smaller letter above] at Sixty dollars per month making the sum of One hundred and eighty dollars — and this affadavit is made as an application for its payment. I should have said one hundred and eighty dollars less nine days at the rate per month before mentioned. I asked for my pay of Mr Dribblebiss [Dreibelbis] several times before I left California; but he always stated that there was no money with him

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State of Kansas County of Leavenworth

William E. Skeen now of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, being first duly sworn according to law deposes and says.

I lived in the State of California from the year 1850 until the 11th of May A.D. 1861 That on the 1st day of October 1857 I was employed by V. E. Geiger Indian Agent on the Nomelackee Reservation as laborer and Teamster and I continued in his service until I was discharged by John A. Dribblebiss Indian Agent for the Northern District of California (A true copy of my discharge is hereto annexed.) During all the time of my service aforesaid I was promptly paid excepting the last three months. My wages were then at the rate of Sixty dollars a month. The government is justly indebted to me for three months labor at Sixty dollars per month making the sum of One hundred and eighty dollars — and this affadavit is made as application for its payment. I should have said one hundred and eighty dollars less nine days at the rate per month before mentioned. I asked for my pay of Mr Dribblebiss [Dreibelbis] several times before I left California, but he always stated that there was no money with him

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for that purpose. I am a good and loyal citizen of the United States and bear true faith and allegiance to the government and laws of my country.

Wm. E. Skeen

Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 27th day of December A.D. 1861 Saml F. Atwood Notary Public

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