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Inquiry, Widow and Children of Samuel Sanders

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Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, February 9, 1871.

SIR: At suggestion of Rev. J. B. Jones, Indian agent for Cherokees, I have to request that you will inform us, so far as you can, whether the widow of Samuel Sanders, formerly a private of Company E, Second Indian Home Guards, has remarried or died since the soldier’s death, and if either at what date; also, if he left any children who were under sixteen at the time of his death; if so the dates of their birth, and the dates of their death if any have died.

Respectfully, yours,
F. E. FOSTER,
Special Agent United States Pension-Office
JOHN SHELL,
Cincinnati, Arkansas.

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