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[ink stamp] RECEIVED AT THE July 10 1863 INDIAN BUREAU

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OFFICE INDIAN AFFAIRS, NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA.

San Francisco, June 17th 1863

Hon. Wm P. Dole Coms &c

Sir, Your letter of 25th ult. acknowledging the rect of my accounts for 2nd qr of 1862 (former returns lost with Golden Gate) also your letter of same date acknowledging recpt of mine 25th April in regard to the difficulties existing in Round Valley, - In which letter you say, "It is very difficult for this office to give you any definite instructions as to the best course to be persued" &c - "And hence it will be necessary to depend much upon your own Judgment &c" &c - The idea suggested in my letter 25th Apl. of renting the improvements and paying for the planted crops of the Settlers in said Valley, I submited to them in a public address; Calling all the Settlers together in the valley for that and other purposes, at the time of my late visit there; I took that occasion to express my astonishment and uqualified disapprobation of the wanton unprovoked and premeditated masacre of the 23 or 24 Wylackies that had doubtless come to the reservation to find protection against white men, who had been persuing them in the

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mountains, otherwise to labor through the harvest for a subsistence, and especially did I condemn every employee, who had a knowledge of the intended masacre, and either winked at the same or clandestinely aided in its consumation, (the guilty will all be discharged as soon as I can supply their places.)

Some of them viewed my proposition for renting & paying others for their planted crops very favorably others, do not.

Thus, Hat Creek & Con-Cow tribes, (numbering now only some 350) who had left the Round Valley reservation last Oct. and who I had placed under the care of an employee on the Sacramento River on the lands of Maj J. Bidwell are still at that point, and have been provided for through the winter incuring a debt of less than two thousand dollars - This was done by allowing the Indians to work on farms and public roads for a remuneration, when opportunities of such kinds offered, thereby economizing all they posibly could. If I can make no purchase of crops in Round Valley for these tribes they must remain for a time, as the Indians who raise new crops in the Valley, would see the injustice at once, of the Hat Creek & Concows returning & devouring the substance of their hard labor.

I have the honor to be yr. Obt. Sevt. G. M. Hanson Suptg Agt &c

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