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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 4 April 1871

Date: April 4, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02999

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April 4, 1871.

Hon. Columbus Delano

Secretary of the Interior.


I herewith transmit the bond and oath of Percival B. Spear as special agent for the Indians at Cheyenne River Agency, Dakota Territory, which were transmitted to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Penn'a on the 23d of January last, by the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, to be used as evidence on the trial of said Spear for forgery.

The trial is over and Spear has been convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment in the Penitentiary, and the papers have been returned to me by the District Attorney.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Trial and conviction of P. B. Spear.


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