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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Columbus Delano, 20 October 1871

Date: October 20, 1871

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03410

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Oct. 20, 1871.

To the Honorable,

The Secretary of the Interior.

Sir:

Under date 3d instant, papers relating to the pension of Sarah J. Hickey, claiming to be the widow of Lafayette Hickey, who, it was represented, served in Capt. Goldman Bryson's Company of Mounted Scouts and Guides of North Carolina, and died at Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 18, 1864, of wounds received in action, Nov. 3, 1863, were referred to the Pension Office, from the Office of the Adjutant General of the Army. These papers are of importance to this Department in connection with prosecutions about to be instituted under its direction, and I respectfully request that originals, or certified copies, of all papers relating to this case, may, at the earliest convenient moment, be furnished to this Department.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General.


certain papers requested.


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