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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Edward N. McCook, 26 September 1871

Date: September 26, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02488

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Sept. 26, 1871.

Hon. Edward N. McCook,

Governor, &c.

Denver City, Col.


I enclose herewith, for your information, and for such action as you may deem necessary in the premises, a petition, which was transmitted to this office by the President, of one Dorcas Mary Lavin, setting forth that her husband Nicholas Lavin, was murdered at River Bend, in January last, by a party of ten men—and that she has been unable to cause them to be brought to justice.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General.

alleged murder, Col.


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