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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Willis Drummond, 6 October 1871

Date: October 6, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03371

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Oct. 6, 1871.

Hon. Willis Drummond,

Acting Secretary of the Interior.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant, transmitting copy of a Report from the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relative to a suit now pending in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District of California, against Capt. F. E. Grossman, late Special Indian Agent of Arizona.

In compliance with your request, the Attorney of the U.S. for California has been directed to take charge of the defence of this suit, and to take such steps as may be necessary to defent the Government and its officers.

Very respectfully, &c

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General

& Acting Attorney General.

defence of Capt F. E. Grossman, Cal.


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