Shelbyville, Missouri, June 21, 1869.

Dear Sir: In the case of George M. Kesterson, deceased, Company L, Third Indian Home Guards, you wrote me in April last that the “claim was allowed December 29, 1868, in favor of Nancy Kesterson, as mother, and sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to be forwarded.” I immediately wrote the Commissioner, &c., a letter of inquiry, but have as yet received no answer from him.

Please inform me how and where we are to get the money, as the old lady is becoming discouraged, and I am anxious to get it for her as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, &c.,
Hon. E. B. FRENCH.