Pratt Documents History of the Vetter Inheritance

April 13, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the inheritance of Joseph and Josie Vetter. Pratt claims that he forwarded the money due Joseph in February and has receipt from Joseph that he has received the payment. He further indicates that Josie's money is secured in the bank.

Additionally, Pratt notes that there is yet some money due them that is being withheld due to claims from speculators in Nebraska. Lastly, Pratt claims that he has made efforts to obtain the remainder of the money as well as noting that the judicial integrity near the Iowa reservation is lacking and that the Vetter children would likely have received little of their inheritance without his efforts.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 387, 1887-#9613
Pratt Documents History of the Vetter Inheritance