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California W529 J. P. H. Wentworth Wash, Mar 20, '62 E
Statement in reference to delay in the rendition of a/cs for the 3d & 4th Qrs 1861
Ans April 10, 1862 Copy of Letter forwarded to 2d auditor same date Mr. Clark Finance
[stamp] RECEIVED AT THE Mar 20 1862 INDIAN BUREAU
Washington, March 20, 1862
Hon. Wm P. Dole, Commissioner Indian Affairs,
Sir:- In consequence of the unavoidable delay in the receipt of funds for the Indian service, for the Southern District of California, for the 3d and 4th qrs., 1861, the disbursements could not be made until very late in the season; and immediately following, the "Rainy Season" set in, attended with heavy floods, which prevented my reaching the Reservations, and the Supervisors from forwarding their accounts for these qrs.; and hence I am compelled to ask your indulgence for their rendition until my return to the field of duty.
Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Jno. P. H. Wentworth, Supt'g Agt. S. D. of Cala.