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Dart to Lea, 30 December 1850, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 607 (excerpt), NADP Document D6.
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Office of the supt of Indian Affairs
Oregon City Dec 30 1850

Sir;
      I have the honor, herewith, to transmit a copy of a letter, from Jesse Applegate, addressed to H. H. Spaulding Esqr. Indian agent for south western Oregon. Mr. Applegate is a gentleman of high standing, and one of the oldest settlers in the Umpqua Valley, I am fully persuaded that it is indispensibly necessary, that there should be a detachment of U. S. troops sent to the Umpqua, with as little delay as possible, I would therefore respectfully recommend, that the troops under command of Maj Hathaway at Astoria, should be ordered to the Umpqua. They are of little use at their present location – there being but few Indians in that part of the country: and what few are there can be easily managed without the troops, as they are all friendly with the Whites – Mr. Spaulding's letters to me on this subject are numereous and lengthy, I could not, therefore, better condense his views, as to the necessity of sending troops [...]