Office Supt. Ind Affairs
Salem, Oregon Sept 24th 1857.
Enclosed I forward a claim of C. S. Drew amounting to two hundred and eighty six dollars and seventy five cents, for supplies furnished for the Rogue River Indians in September 1853.
Agent R. B. Metcalf appends his certificate of having witnessed the distribution of the goods. Mr. Metcalf was not at that time an Indian Agent. The distribution was made by Agent S. W. Culver. I have no personal knowledge of the justness of the claim further than the fact that I was at the Rogue River treaty of 10th of September 1853, and know that a large amount of goods were distributed to the Indians, and understand from Agent Culver, and Supt. Palmer, that they were purchased on credit from Merchants at
Jacksonville where Mr. Drew at that time resided.
Your Obt Servant,
Supt. Ind Affr O.T.W.T.
To Hon: J.W. Denver Commissioner Ind Affr