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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Columbus Delano, 16 October 1871

Date: October 16, 1871

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Oct. 16, 1871.

Hon. Columbus Delano,

Adjutant General U.S. A.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, enclosing a copy of a letter addressed to you by the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to the arrest of Ah-co-ne-macy, head chief of the Monomonee tribe of Indians, charged with murder—And in reply I have to inform you that instructions have been sent to the Attorney of the United States for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to appear in the State Court to defend said Indian, as requested by you.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General.


Indian Chief murder case
Wisconsin


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