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Ambrose to Palmer, 11 November 1855, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 609, NADP Document D32.
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Office Indian Agt
Rogue River O.T.
Nov 14th 1855

Sir
      As I have an opportunity I will send a few lines. Nothing new has transpired of an alarming character recently. The Indian alarmist and exterminators are cooling off and the good people of the Valley are beginning to believe they were sold. Sams people are all at the Fort and apparently quite contented and I believe the people of the Valley are content to let them remain so. as soon as this organization shall have been completed in accordance with the proclamation, no longer any danger need be feared from unprovoked assaults. Bruce is elected Major, a very sensible man and quite friendly to Sams people. I have but little doubt in the course of a month or so the Indians will be permitted to return to their reserve. a healthy reaction is taking place in the public mind and none seem to doubt his innocence. As the express man is in great haste I will close, & write you by next mail

Yours in hast
G. H. Ambrose
Ind Agt

Joel Palmer Esq
      Supt Ind Affairs