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Gaines to Lea, 18 November, 1850, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 607, NADP Document D4.
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Oregon City Nov. 18 1850

Hon. L Lea
Com. In. Affairs

      Sir

      Your letter of July 19th last informing me of the appointment of Doct. A. Dart superintendent of Indian affairs for this Territory, and requesting me to hand over to him all moneys, papers, and property belonging to the superintendency, was handed to me by D. Dart upon his arrival in the Territory and I have the honour to enclose herewith his receipt for everything in my possession which belongs to his office.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servant
Wm. P. Gaines