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Rector to Dole, 16 May 1862, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 613, NADP Document D69.
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Office Supt Indian Affairs
Portland Oregon May 16 1862

      I have to acknowledge the reciept of a communication from your Office under date of March 12th directed to Joshua B Sykes late Sub Indian Agent, and enclosing your objections to his Accounts for the 4th Qr 1859 & 1st. 2nd. 3rd. and 4th Qrs 1860. Joshua B Sykes has undoubtedly seceded and was at last accounts officiating as Commissary in a certain regiment in the rebel Army.
      In view of these facts, I would recommend that his Accounts be adjusted at an early day, and that the balance found due the U. S. be placed in the hands of the District Attorney for collection

I am Sir –

Very Respectfully
Your obt servt
Wm. H Rector
Supt Ind Affairs

Hon. Wm. P. Dole
Commissioner &c