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L643 Office Indian Affairs April 9th 1862

Commissioner submits for consideration of the Secretary a report & accompanying papers from Agent Hanson upon the subject of a New Reservation in the Smith River Valley in California and recommends that steps be taken to have the land withdrawn from sale.

The lands embraced in the proposed reservation may be withdrawn from sale for the present.

C B Cmith May 8 1862 [seal] DEPARTMENT MAY 11 1862 INTERIOR[/seal] [strikethrough] Mr White [/strikethrough] Land, Mr Beard

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Department of the Interior Office Indian Affairs April 9th 1862

Sir I have the honor to submit for your consideration a report from Agent Hanson of Feb 14 and also his letter with accompanying papers of Feb 28 1862 relative to the destruction by flood of the Klamath Reservation in California and the selection of a new Reservation in the Smith River Valley with a map thereof as submitted by him

The report having already been submitted to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and understood to meet their approval I would respectfully recommend should it meet with your concurrence that the President be requested to cause such portions of the proposed reservation as have been proclaimed for sale and are not included in the purchases made by Agent Hanson from individuals to be withdrawn from sale and that the local land office be instructed to respect the same as an Indian Reservation until otherwise ordered.

Very respectfully Your obt svt Wm P. Dole Commissioner

Hon Caleb B Smith Secretary of the Interior

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