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California L643 H393 Dept Interior May 6, '62 EW
Secretary returns office report of the 9th ult. and accompanying papers rel. to establishing an Indian Reservation in the Smith River Valley California, together with his decision thereon
Sec[retary's] letter to Com[issione]r Gen[era]l Land Office May 16th 62
[Seal] RECEIVED AT THE May 7 1862 INDIAN
Department of the Interior Washington May 6th 1862
Sir Herewith I return your report of the 9th ultimo and accompanying papers relative to establishing an Indian Reservation in the Smith River Valley California.
I have indorsed [endorsed] upon your report an order for the withdrawal from date for the present, of the lands indicated by the diagram as in townships seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, lying upon the Pacific Ocean in Del Monte Co[unty] California.
Should Congress make provision for extinguishing all private claims within the boundaries indicated, the Reservation for Indian purposes will be submitted to the President for a formal order setting apart the land for that use.
You will transmit the order of withdrawal, the diagrams, and such other documents or information as is necessary to the Commissioner of the General Land Office that the Register and Receiver of the district may receive the proper instructions.
Very Respectfully Your ob[edien]t ser[vant] Caleb B Smith Secretary
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs