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California W571 J. P. H. Wentworth Wash, Apl 29, '62 E
Submits his estimate for the Indian Service of the Southern District of California for the 1st & 2d Qrs. '62 — Calls attention to his letter of the 20th March last rel. to the rendition of his a/cs in connection therewith
Answered May 30th 1862 See Req. No 5831 for $16, 875 May 28, 1862
[stamp] RECEIVED AT THE Apr 30 1862 INDIAN BUREAU
Washington, April 29th 1862
Hon Wm P. Dole, Commissioner Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Sir:- I have the honor to enclose herewith my estimate for the wants of the Indian service for within the Southern District of California, for the 1st and 2d quarters 1862, which, upon an examination, will be found to exceed the amount estimated for the 3d and 4th quarters 1861, for the "Removal and Subsistence" of Indians in California. I deem it proper to state, in this connection, that I am recently advised that the late floods have carried away the crops of the Tule River Indian Farm, and hence
I shall be compelled to purchase supplies for their subsistence; therefore, the necessity for this increase over previous estimates will readily present itself to your mind.
I beg to call your attention to my letter of the 20th March, ultimo, setting forth the difficulties which attended my labors whereby I was unable to render my accounts for the 3d and 4th quarters, 1861, and to add that I am not unmindful of the requirements of your office, that the accounts should be transmitted for administrative action within the period calling for additional funds, but, in compliance with the permission granted me in your letter of the 10th instant, for the
rendition of my accounts soon after my return to the Superintendency. I have to request that the amount embraced in my estimate may be furnished to me present, the better to facilitate the interests of the service, and also to place me in funds immediately upon my arrival in San Francisco.
Very Respectfully Your ob't servant, Jno. P. H. Wentworth Supt'g Agent, Southern District of California
Washington, April 29th, '62
Estimate for funds required to meet the wants of the Indian service within the Southern District of California, for the 1st and 2nd quarters, 1862.
Removal and Subsistence of Indians in California, $18,000.00 Incidental Expenses Ind. Service in California, 1,875.00 Pay of twelve Employes at $600 per annum, 3,600.00 Pay of three Supervisors at $1800 per annum, 2,700.00 Pay of Superintending Agent at $3,600 per annum, $1,800.00 Pay of Clerk to Supt. Indian Affairs, at $1,800 per ann, $900.00 $28,875
Very Respectfully, Your ob't servant, Jno. P. H. Wentworth Supt'g Agent, Southern Dist. of California
Hon. Wm P. Dole, Commissioner Indian Affairs.