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Nez Perce Agency Idaho.
June 3, 1890

Hon. Second Auditor


Your letter of May 21. marked "A & B -22" is just received. In reply to the exception taken to my accounts I would state:

Vou. 1. sub-voucher 32. ^[[ 2nd June 1887. ]] I was not furnished any transportation notice, when sent to allot the lands of the Winnebago Indians in Nebraska, nor did I know that the railroad from Sioux city to California line had been aided by bonds. I returned to Washington from the Winnebago Agency via Dakota city & Sioux city because I could make the trip by that route at that season of the year and attend to some duties of telegraphy at less expense of time and money to the Government.  Had I known that the Sioux city & Pacific R. R. was not a competent road for me to travel without orders I should not have passed that way. I will refund the amt. due for this mistake. Will a check upon the First Nat. Bk. of Portland Oregon, where my funds are deposited be accepted by the Treasury?.

As to the necessity and authority for this journey:
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