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Title: W. A. Field to Hamilton Fish, 15 March 1870

Date: March 15, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01253

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March 15, 1870.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Secretary of State.


In reply to your letter of the 4th inst. relative to the trial of William Barry for the homicide of Capt. Spear of the British Army, and your request contained therein that the Department of State may be furnished with such information concerning the progress made in the trial, as may be in the power of the Attorney General to communicate.— I have the honor to transmit, and enclose herewith, a copy of a letter received from the U. S. Attorney for Dakota Territory in reply to a letter of the Attorney General addressed to him asking for the information you request.

Very respectfully,

your obd't serv't,

W. A. Field,

Act'g Attorney General.

Case of murder of Capt. Spear.


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