Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, February 9, 1871.

SIR: Delilah Parris, sister of Albert Chicken, formerly of Company M, Third Indian. Borne Guards, killed at or near Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, May 20, 1863, represents that, as administratrix, she made claim for bounty, through John W. Wright, in 1865, and was sworn by said Wright to said bounty application, as were also her witnesses; that she delivered her letters of administration and aforesaid application, together with the discharge of her brother. She requests that yon will transmit, through us, information as to the condition of said claim, and if any evidence is needed, what is requisite; also, if the money has been paid, to whom, when, what amount, and how she shall proceed to recover the same.
Respectfully, yours,

Special Agent of Pension-Office
Hon. E. B. FRENCH,
Second Auditor.