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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to William T. Sherman, 11 April 1870

Date: April 11, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01314

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April 11, 1870.

Wm. T. Sherman,

General U.S.A.,

Washington, D. C.


I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a letter from Warren Cowles, Esq., U. S. Attorney for the Territory of Dakota, dated the 4th inst., asking that First Lieutenant P. W. Horrigan, Corporal Victor Jones, and Private Jacob Warner, all of the 13th U. S. Infantry, be directed to report to him at Vermillion, Dakota, on the 4th Monday of June next, as witnesses in the case of William Barry, indicted for the murder of Capt. W. D. Spear, late of the British army—and to ask that the proper orders be given to ensure a compliance with the request of the District Attorney.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.


Case of Wm Barry indicted for murder of Capt. Spear, Dakota.
see Ins. Book A. pp.93,-223,-453,-479,-484,-555.
Ins. Book B. p. 22, 93.
see p. 433 this book seq.


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