Fresno County California October 7th 1863
Wm. P. Dole Esq Com'r Ind'n Affs.
Please do me the favor at earliest conveniece to remit to my address Mariposa Post Office Mariposa Cal'a - the balance $37.00 due me for services rendered a an attorney in defending the case of two Indian Women, charged with having murdered a Chinese man during the Year 1858 which Indians belong to the Fresno Indian Agency and at that time & under the Superintendance of Sub Agent M. R. Lewis - as will appear by reference to [?] number 27, quarter ending 30th Sept, 1858.
As an evidence that my claim is good, honest & just I herewith include a certificate of Indebtedness for that amount given by Sub Agent MR Lewis
Very respectfully Your most obedt Servt Saml. A Merrett