You are hereby notified that I hold claims against the National Kansas Committee which are good against them and all persons whatever; and that I have authority from said Committee to take possession, as their Agent, of my supplies belonging to said Committee, whenever found.
You will therefore retain in your hands all monies, [books?], or accounts you may now have in your custody, by direction of said Committee or any of its agents, and hold them subject to my call or order; as I shall hold you responsible for them, to me as agent of said Committee.
Ottumwa, Oct 7, 1858.
Agt. Nat. Kan. Com.