Title: W. A. Field to Hamilton Fish, 5 May 1869
Date: May 5, 1869
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May 5, 1869.
Hon. Hamilton Fish,
Secretary of State.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3d inst. relative to the proceedings instituted in Dakota Territory ag't William Barry, a U. S. soldier, for killing Capt. Speer, of the British army; and, in reply, to transmit you a copy of the instructions this day sent to Geo. H. Hand, Esq. U. S. Attorney for Dakota, on the subject.
Very Resp. yours,
W. A. Field,
Act'g Attorney General.