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Ambrose to Palmer, 12 May 1855, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 608, NADP Document D27.
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Office Indian Agent
Rogue River Valley
May 12. 1855

Dear Sir
      The person on trial for killing an Indian has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to two years imprisonment in the penatentry. This was not entirely satisfactory to the Indians, but they express a willingness to bide the decission and suppose it is right.
      If it is the intention of the Superintendant that the hay on the reserve should be sold I deserve to know in what manner it had better be disposed of if by public notice to recieve bids or by private sale. I have recieved several applications to sell and as the haying season will soon be here, I would like an answer to this immediately

Yours Respectfully
Geo. H. Ambrose
Ind Agent

Genl. Palmer
      Sup Ind. Affairs