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California H472

Geo. M. Hanson San Francisco, Cal April 8, '62

Enc. schedule of goods required for the Indians within his Supercy and the prices at which they can be furnished

File Mr. Commr

[stamp] RECEIVED AT THE June 24 1862 INDIAN

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OFFICE INDIAN AFFAIRS, NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA. San Francisco, April 8th 1862

Hon Wm P. Dole

In reply to a letter from the "Acting Commissioner" in your department dated Feb. 19th 1862 directing me to "furnish your office with a schedule of such goods in detail, as desired by the indians within my superintendency, and the amount of each required, also the prices at which such goods can be obtained at any of the markets available within my charge" &c

I have the honor to inform you that I presented a schedule of the staple kind of Goods together with the probable amount that would be required for the Ind. Service in the N. Dist. of this State; to one of the most reliable and extensive houses in this City, requesting them to furnish me with their prices, which you will please find herewith enclosed. I think it is idle to say "goods can be purchased cheaper here than in N.Y.'' But it is true, we might make selections to suit our indians better, and get them in the proper season, as the time of shipment from N.Y. is very uncertain.

I have the Honor to be &c Geo. M. Hanson Supt. Ind Affs &c

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San Francisco April 7 1862

Geo M Hanson Esqr Sup. Ind. A. N District Cal San Francisco

Dear Sir In reply to your communication of this morning at what rates the following supplies for the Ind Department could be furnished we would state, that it would be impossible to fix a price for every article mentioned, except the quality wanted was described more exactly than in the list furnished to us. We will however give you a list of prices annexed embracing each article from the commonest to the best, from which you will able to judge, what the article that you require would cost. We would also state, that in consequence of the rebellion all descriptions of cotton and woolen goods are now a little higher, than they were before the rebellion broke out, although they have already declined considerably since the success of the Federal troops and fleets since Jany 1, 62 the prices we give are at what they could be furnished for now and hope, that in a few months from now, that they can be furnished for less than that. To fix the exact value of the Blankets, it will be necessary for you to state the weight.

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3000 pairs 3 point blankets from $4½–5½ 3000 pairs 2½ point blankets from $3¾–4½ 12000 yards sattinette for pants from 50–65¢ 12000 yards cotton drills for pants from 15–25¢ 15000 yards course wool tweeds for coats from 35–45¢ 15000 yards course cotton tweeds for coats from 20–30¢ 20000 yards mixd wool/cotton shirting from 12½–25¢ 20000 yards hickory stripes at 12½¢ 20000 yards linen plaids at from 12½–18¾¢ 20000 yards cotton plaids at 12½ 10000 yd heavy flannells at from 35–45 ¢ 500 pairs brogan boots 6–8q at from 1½–$2 pair 500 pairs brogan shoes 6–8q at from 1–$1½ pair 500 pairs rip womens shoes 3½–5q at from 1–$1½ pair 2000 heavy winter shawls at from $2–3½ 2000 heavy cotton shawls at from $1–1½ 1000 soft hats at from $1–1½ 4000 cotton handkerchiefs at from 10–15¢ a piece 200 lb linen sewing thread at from $1–1¼

Upon examining the above rates you will find them to vary but little from the prices you paid us last July and there is now every prospect, that when the goods are wanted, they will be less than the above.

We remain Very Respectfully & Truly Yr Janson Brudd & Co

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