Rogue River July 8th 1851
The prisoners captured by Major Kearney have been brought to this place by Genl. Lane, and are now here. On his way down the river yesterday the Genl. conversed with what he supposed to be the principal chief, but being on the opposite side of the river he was not certain. The person conversed with promised to come down today and see me and propose terms of reconciliation He appeared to be greatly disturbed on account of the late occurances, and altogether the prospects are flattering for an adjustment I have with much difficulty procured an Indian who can act as interpreter and will send him up to the Point of Rocks today to hold out proper inducements to chiefs to come in It is highly important that an experienced agent be sent to this place immediately, to reside here not only to restrain and conciliate the Indians, but to watch the movements and properly dispose of infamous white men.
All the difficulties here are justly attributable to the latter class of persons if my information can be relied upon. Licenses should be granted to properly disposed persons to trade, only and those of an opposite description immediately removed.
This matter cannot be too soon attended to.