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California J[303?] E. Steele Yreka, Cal. Oct 29 '64

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Reply to office letter of [illegible] last rel. to furnishing Supt Henley with information rel. to Govt. cattle in the [illegible] [illegible] Wiley

acknowledged Dec 6 1864

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[ink stamped] RECEIVED AT THE Dec 2 1964 INDIAN BUREAU

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Yreka Oct 29th 1864

Hon Wm P Dole Comm Ind Affrs Wash

Sir Yours of [Oct?] [28?]th 1864 is at hand requesting me to furnish Mr Wiley information relative to Gov cattle in the posession of Col Henley as desired by Mr Wiley

I must express my [illegible] at Mr [name] [illegible] the department to request me to furnish the [illegible] information in as much as in from last when turning over the property on Round Valley Reservation to Mr Wiley I then informed him that Col Henley had [illegible] to me that he had about one hundred head of Government Cattle that he had preffered to turn over to you to each succeeding Superintedant [illegible] his removal but could not get them to take them off his hands. I but then informed

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him that I had appointed a day to meet Col H & take the cattle in charge [illegivle] that notice of my removal had reached me on the way to accomplish that object and as it could require some considerable expenses & trouble that I did not but wanted in incurring under the circumstances, that I had [illegible} Col H to postpone the delivery until Mr Wiley should come in to take charge of the affairs of the department & that Col Henley writes me to say to him [illegible] that he was ready & anxious as he had been at all times as it was a heavy expense to him to take care of them -- to deliver the cattle & wished him to come & get or send for them Mr Wiley seemed to think or so impressed my mind that he would not [illegible] with them but he an Col H to settle with teh departmenet [illegible] Col Henley also inform me that he had tended the cattle to Mr Hanson frequently but he could get no one to take them. Col H showed no dispositon to avoid [illegible] up the property but on the [illegible] as soon as he learned of my appointment he came a from [illegble] territory his them [illegible] to deliver to me

Very Reespct Your Obt Servt E Steele Late Supt [illegible] Ind Affs N.D. Cal

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