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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to George S. Boutwell, 24 October 1871

Date: October 24, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03420

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Oct. 24 25 26, 1871.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.


I have the honor to request that this Department be furnished with all the original certificates issued by the Second Auditor, and now on file in his office, upon which payments have been made to members of Capt. Goldman Bryson's Company of Mounted Men, under the Act of Congress passed March 1, 1869, and that they be properly authenticated for use as evidence.

I would also request that all checks or drafts issued by Major Hodge, late Paymaster, U.S. A. in payment of a number of these certificates, be also furnished, similarly prepared for use as evidence.

I will be obliged by as speedy a response to these requests as your convenience will permit.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General

& Acting Attorney General.

certain papers requested-
(Capt. Bryson's Co.)
(Major Hodge's checks)


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