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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to William W. Belknap, 16 October 1871

Date: October 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03405

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Oct. 16, 1871.

Hon Wm. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.


I enclose, herewith, for your information, a copy of a letter addressed to this Department on the 12th instant, by J. H. Pierce, Esq. Marshal of the U.S. for the Northern Dist. of Mississippi, in relation to certain alleged representations made to you by Mr. Huggins, his Deputy now in Washington, as to the necessity and importance of having additional sent to his District.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.

concerning troops in Mississippi


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