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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Columbus Delano, 23 October 1871

Date: October 23, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03416

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Oct. 23, 1871.

Hon. Columbus Delano,

Secretary of the Interior.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant, enclosing copies of communications from the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and from B. C. Whiting, Esq., Superintendent of Indian Affairs of California, relative to certain acts of trespass upon the Round Valley Reservation in the State of California.

In reply I have to inform you that agreeably to your request the Attorney of the U.S. for the district of California has this day been directed to institute proceedings against such parties, in all cases where actions of trespass can be maintained.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l

& Acting Attorney Gen'l



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