Text for Letter from G.W. Barbour to A.H.H. Stuart, 1850


O. I. A. California J. 525
Frankfort Ky
Oct 26/50

G. W. Barbour

Accepting the appointment of Indian Commissioner for California & enclosing his official bond & oath.

Referred to Comm. of Indian Affairs
Dept. of the Interior
Nov. 9, 1850

Recd 8 Nov. 1850


Frankfort, KY., 26th Oct 1850

Hon. A. H. H. Stuart
Secretary of the Interior


I have received, through the favor of the Hon. J. J. Crittenden, a package covering a commission as Indian agent in California, and one as commissioner "to hold treaties with the various Indian tribes in the State of California," with the accompanying instructions, & addressed to me through the department over which you have the honor of presiding. 

In acknowledging their reception, permit me, sir, to tender to you my respects, together with my acceptance of the office conferred; and be assured, sir, that it will be my aim to faithfully and honestly discharge the high and responsible duties required of me. 

You will please find the bond executed, and oath of office taken as required, enclosed herewith, to the entire satisfaction, I hope, of the department.

With sentiments of the highest respect, I am your most obedient 
G. W. Barbour