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California H630 Geo. M. Hanson San Francisco, Cal. Nov 14, '62
Sumbits a statement in reference to his call upon Genl. Wright for troops to remove the settlers from Round Valley and appens copy of his request.
[stamp] RECEIVED AT THE INDIAN BUREAU DEC 9 1862
OFFICE INDIAN AFFAIRS, NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA San Francisco, Nov 14th 1862
Hon. Wm. P. Dole Comr Ind. Affs.
The outrages from time to time perpetrated at Round Valley Ind. Reservation by unprincipled white men against the rights of the Indians and Govt. property. compelled me to call upon Brig. Genl. G. Wright for troops to remove the Settlers from the Indian Reservation & to which he has responded to as follows
"Head Quarters Dept of the Pacific San Francisco Nov 5th 1862
I have rec'd your communication of 3d inst. with enclosures
A company of U.S. Troops has been posted at the Nome Cult Ind. Res. in Round Valley & the Officer in Command has been instructed to Remove from the Reservation all persons now residing within it's limits, on the requisition of your Supervisor.
Very Respectfully Yr Obt Servt. G. Wright Brig Genl US Army
Hon Geo W. Hanson Supt. Ind. Affs N.D. Cal
As the season for snow is advancing and we are not disposed to distress the Settlers on the Reservation, I have given the Supervisor Instructions provided the Settlers will give assurances not to molest or interupt the Indians or Goverment property, they will be permitted to remain in the Valley until the weather is auspicious & they can have time to dispose of their produce and look out for other homes.
The Settlers of course are opposed to removal until they are paid for their improvements - But it is utterly imposible for both Whites & Indians to remain longer together, hence my action in the primises.
I have the honor to be very Truly Your Obt Sevt: Geo. M. Hanson Suptg. Agent Ind. Affs. N. Dist. Cal.